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Issue No.: 577 | July 2015

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We dedicate this issue to our dear editor, S. V. Raju. As most readers would know, Mr. Raju was associated with the journal for many decades. This was not his job or a time-pass. This was his passion, his baby which he would cradle in his arms month after month when the bundle of the journal was brought by the printer to our office.

The glowing tributes paid to him bring out varying aspects of Mr. Raju’s personality – simple and humble by nature, but not to be easily cowed down especially for causes which were close to his heart. Restless at times when things were not moving in the direction they should, he never gave up hope for a better future for the country.

And finally, like any other person, Mr. Raju was a family man, the doting husband and the caring father. His son Vivek shares with us a few events from their life. He is indeed "The Complete Man”.

Our regular contributor on economic issues, Mr. Sunil Bhandare recounts the hitches slowing down the economy and offers some pointers for unhindered progress. Prof. Ramesh Babu simplifies for us the continuing conflicts between China and its neighbours in the disputed Spratly Islands and the role of the US in this fracas.

In our "Educating Adults” section, Mr. Firoze Hirjikaka’s piece on Life and Death awakens the readers to the true meaning of a life well-lived. We also have Prof. R. W. Desai suggesting some examination reforms, while Mr. Cecil Parker’s light-hearted banter will bring a smile to your face.

Among the two book reviews, we have Mr. Raju’s last authored book published in November 2014 and Mr. Ashok Karnik relates in his book, his views as a part of the Intelligence community.

Information about the online edition will eventually be available on our website





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Tribute to S. V. Raju

Truly, The Complete Man

Vivek Raju

S. V. Raju: A Political Rishi

Nitin G. Raut

Memories of S. V. Raju

Sharad Joshi

Raju Lived for a Cause

Y. Sivaji

S. V. Raju: A Personal Tribute

Minoo Adenwalla

My First and Only Meeting with S. V. Raju

Ronald Meinardus

My First and Last Meeting with S. V. Raju

V. Krishna Moorthy

Tributes from Friends


The Economy

Trouble Spots and A Way Forward

Sunil S. Bhandare

Point Counter Point : Every issue has at least two sides

Modi's Year in Power

Ashok Karnik

AAP's Ambition

Ashok Karnik

Cricket with Pakistan

Ashok Karnik

Facts and Rumours

Ashok Karnik


Life and Death

Firoze Hirjikaka


Questions Needing Answers

Ashok Karnik

Foreign Relations in the 21st Century

“Manufactured Sovereignty” in South China Sea: Sino-American Confrontation Heats Up

B. Ramesh Babu

Book Review


S. V.Raju


By Ashok Karnik

Educating Adults

Examination Reforms at the Bachelor’s Level

R. W. Desai

A Doctor In The Air: Ancient Aviator Anecdote

Cecil Parker

The History of the Swatantra Party

The Swatantra Party in Gujarat: A Shooting Star (Part III)

Usha Thakkar
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