Akaash Maharaj - Practical Idealism



Akaash Maharaj's projects, articles, broadcasts, and blog serving the public good and advancing the national interest. On politics, public policy, liberalism, foreign affairs, and equestrian sport.


  • The Arc of History - Podcast

    23/12/2018 Duración: 05min

    All of us can wield a power that those who would divide us will never know: an ability to make common cause out of our common humanity and our common dignity, and a determination to join hands across the divisions that beset the human condition, to create a better world in the image of the better angels of our natures.

  • Addressing the United Nations - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    07/06/2015 Duración: 09min

    Addressing the United Nations was one of the more intimidating experiences of my life. I spoke on behalf of GOPAC's global alliance of parliamentarians, on our work to bring kleptocrats to justice.

  • Team Canada Rides Again - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    18/03/2010 Duración: 14min

    CBC Radio One's Fresh Air interviews me on whether Team Canada will be able to repeat our improbable dominance of tent pegging, the cavalry sport of horse, sword, sabre and lance, as I saddle-up to compete at the 2010 International Championships in New Delhi.

  • Chivalry and the Thrill of Tent Pegging - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    13/02/2007 Duración: 08min

    An interview with CBC Ontario Today's Rita Celli, on UNICEF Team Canada, the international equestrian skill-at-arms championships,and galloping hell for leather for honour and country

  • Sword, Lance, and Adrenaline - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    09/02/2007 Duración: 05min

    Andy Barrie tries, largely in vain, to restrain his mirth as we discuss the upcoming world equestrian skill-at-arms championships in Oman, at which I will represent the country as a member of UNICEF Team Canada. The segment was originally broadcast on CBC Radio One's Metro Morning.

  • Politics and Principles - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    28/11/2006 Duración: 34min

    In the wake of the Quebecois Nation issue, TV Ontario's The Agenda asks if politics and principles are Canada's true twin solitudes. With Steve Paikin as moderator, Val Meredith for the Conservatives, Robin Sears for the NDP, and I for the Liberals.

  • Visionary Politics - Akaash Maharaj Podcast

    05/01/2006 Duración: 42min

    A feature-length CBC Radio One national debate between Judy Rebick of the NDP, Adam Daifallah of the Conservative Party, and myself on visionary politics in Canada.