Niranjan Ramakrishnan

/>Niranjan Ramakrishnan is a writer living on the West Coast.  His book, “Reading Gandhi In the Twenty-First Century” was published last year by Palgrave.  He may be reached at

How Empires Die

Torturing the Obvious

What Happened?

A Connecticut Donkey in King George’s Court

The Fig (Leaflet) of Warning

The Power of Arrogance

Immigrants, Migrants and Vagrants

The Action Thing

The India That Can (No Longer) Say No

Dubya Does Dallas

Deadeye Dick: Who Dares Call Him Chickenhawk Now?

King George the Benevolent

The Price of Globalization

Doctor (Frist) Assisted Suicide in the Senate

The Second Childhood

The Original Sin

Questions for the President

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Missing the Bus

Waiting for Fitzgerald

The Leveeathan Approach

Back to the Future

Pat Buchanan’s Place

Still Clueless in Crawford, Witless in Washington

Shaming the Shameless

CAFTA and the Disassembling of America

The London Blasts

Exit Right, Advani!

Farce on Farce Crime

Republican Dole Drums; Democrats in Doldrums

The Che of Non-Violence

Reading Khomeini in Colorado

Salazar and Obama: Two Dismal Debuts

Animal Farm in the New Century

Old Vijay Merchant and the Tsunami

Addled by the Campaign; Saddled with the Result

Bush, Ba’ath and Beyond

An Open Letter to Pat Buchanan

The Blurring of Act and Audience

I Dreamed They Had a Debate

Chasing Hares, Ignoring Game

When the Extraordinary Becomes the Norm

The Inexplicable John McCain

American Swadeshi

The 18th Brumaire in the 21st Century

Some Tenets are More Important Than Others

40 Years After

Why an Election is Called a Race

Bye, Bye, Mr. American Vajpayee