The Indian National Interest

A concentration of opinionated minds

Welcome to The Acorn and The Indian National Interest (INI), a new platform that aims to be an umbrella that will focus on issues of India’s national interest.

INI starts off with three blogs and a space for columnists to post longer essays, op-eds and even scholarly articles. Although under a common umbrella, each blog will be as independent as before, retaining its own style, opinion, aesthetic and perspective.

There are a few aesthetic changes on The Acorn itself, many of which are due to your feedback. Hope you’ll like them.

Update: The Cynical Nerd moves in.

13 thoughts on “The Indian National Interest”

  1. Glad to see the formation of the INI. Looking forward to reading many more insightful articles; congrats and good luck!

  2. Hey Nitin,
    I was wondering if you can have your old icon ‘the blue A’ for your website. That has kind of created brand equity for you. At least for me it is convenient to identify your page in my bookmarks buttons in browser without having to keep you name there. Just a thought.
    In case, I am talking about the icon which comes next to your address in address bar.

  3. Hi Nitin,

    Congrats for getting onto a new launchpad. Hope this’ll give you renewed interest in blogging. I’ve always liked your understanding of India’s foreign affairs (I’ve been reading your opinions for the past 3 years now, almost) but never wrote to you before.

    I’ve been planning to start a similar site (similar in content but different in concept and delivery) for over three months now. If you can provide me with your e-mail id., I can share some more details with you. You can write to me at [ed: email address edited out to prevent spam]

    Warm regards,

  4. Pankaj,

    It’s called the favicon. Thanks for your comment. Let me try to blend the INI roundel with the old blue A.


  5. My apologies to all for posting out of context.


    When: April 7, 2006

    Time: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Reception to Follow)

    Where: Kellogg Center
    15th floor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
    420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027

    Students: $5, All Others: $20 (cash or check payable to “Columbia University”)


  6. Wow, Nitin!

    That was a lovely surprise. I went through all blogs at national interest and must I say it’s a “melting pot” of like minded folks (I bet that sounds tooooo cliched)!

    More power to good work!

  7. Congratulations on the move. I do miss those emails – a good remainder to check on what others are saying on current events. Hope you start ’em back again.

    Good luck!

  8. Hi Nitin,
    Nice that you moved here. I recently moved to UAE , spefically to Dubai and ever since then I was not able to read your entries since your old site is blocked here.
    Keep informing.
    p.s.: May be it is not better to publish this comment at all 🙂

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