The Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly " baat" ( talk) on the radio stated that India has an economic growth of 7.5%. One cannot fault him for this  as there is no doubt that the Indian growth rate is at the moment the highest in the...

The US Presidential election is now heading for the last lap. The conventions of the two main parties the GOP and the Democrats will be held next month and they will in all likelihood put the seal on the election  of the two candidates who...

America was at one time supposed to be the land of milk and honey and every educated Indian wanted to go to the "new world" and settle there. This has not changed, but the new lot are a bit wary of the prevalence of crime particularly with regard...

Yoga and its connection with ESP

Yoga is an ancient Indian science. One has to call it a science as it is not strictly a sport or a religious activity. It is a discipline with multiple facets and is known to have existed for at least 5000 years or even more. Mention of the various...

Webster dictionary defines superstition as a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance or a false conception of causation. In spite of living in an age of logical reasoning, we all, to a varying...

The dust has begun to settle and the stage show has commenced with the curtain going up. The battle lines are drawn and the candidates on the verge of bagging the nomination. The GOP is likely to nominate Donald Trump, never mind that old timers...

The American election is a 4-year affair. In addition by an amendment to the US Constitution, an incumbent is restricted to just 2 terms. This is wonderful as it acts as a check to unbridled power. This amendment was passed in the late forties...

Neighbors can be real companions

It is always observed that in huge metro cities and even in the tier 2 towns, the people in flats and apartments do not even know the names of those who live on the same floor, forget those above or below in the other floors of the same apartment...

Why do our joints crack?

You might have noticed many times your knee joints, finger joints  or knuckles frequently cracking.  Why do they crack? Is it really a serious problem? Do you need to be concerned about this popping sound? We all have these questions at...

China and India never had a contagious border as most of the time Tibet was a buffer state. The British farsighted as ever got their vision of Central Asia to prevail at the Simla conference in 1913, which was attended by representatives of China...

Election year in America is a period of fervent activity. However in a sense, it is a restricted election as the main contestants are only from two parties, namely Republican or Democrat. Frankly, there is little to choose between the two, other...

Is perception of rape in America changing?

Rape is one of the oldest crimes in the world and the driving force behind it is desire. There was no law against rape in Hindu law and a woman raped had no recourse to any legal remedy and had to accept what had happened.  However with...

NarendraModi must remain an enigma as with almost half of his tenure over, he has failed to deliver on all that he had promised. He talked big before the election, but 2 years down the line, it is difficult to fathom why he never moved an inch in...

Building the right skills for success

Today is the day when skills matter, and qualifications matter only to some extent.  The Indian organizations and even those like the NGOs want only people who can directly perform, not those who need training in the first place.   There...

Ever since the Greeks launched a 1000 ships to bring back Queen Helen who had eloped with Paris, the Prince of Troy, to the modern age the potency of sea power as the route to the  domination of the world is stark and clear. The navy is the...

Raising the Bar

Law - people say its all about "society". But how it works? what its rules are? how each and everyone is involved? Who knows all that stuff and the point is who cares enough to know? But who made the laws about failures? As for me failure is a...

Brazil is slated to hold the summer Olympics this August and the clock is ticking away. I for  one have been surprised that Brazil was allotted the Olympics by the IOC. Brazil is the third world and as yet poverty stricken country and for it...

It often does not require more than basic and elementary common sense to succeed in life.  However, more often than not, we miss the wood for the trees and do things that are not at all based on common sense.  We miss vital opportunities,...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Vampire Introduction I wonder how many people are interested in aviation in particular military aviation. For good or bad, the credit for launching aviation and setting up the air force in India must...

The Vampire used  for bombing. Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._7_Squadron_IAF#/media/File:No.7_Vampire.jpge   Background The North East region of India is  one of the most beautiful parts of the  nation....

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