In a seminar which I attended at the NDC in Delhi, speaker after speaker cautioned the Indian leadership about the growing danger to India from our immediate neighbors. In particular the Pakistan-China axis and the construction of the Silk...

Johny be good..

Johny was skating down the road on his skateboard, swerving away from the curb, bustling through the traffic... The sun in the sky, the gentle wafting breeze, & his love for life kept Johny company. He was the brightest student in his class,...

Donald Trump won the election but lost the popular vote. This is the dichotomy of the American election where it is not the case of first past the post. Here it is a victory in the"electoral College" that matters. Hillary led by about 2-2.5 million...

Modi on Road to Make History

Narendra Modi swept to power in a gigantic wave, not seen for over 3 decades as he beat the moth-eaten UPA government led by the lackey of the Nehru- Gandhi family Manmohan Singh. It was a victory with a meaning as the Indian state had become...

Travelling as a part of education

Introduction  We all have a powerful desire in our mind to see the unseen and to know the unknown. As a result we spontaneously seek for travelling for it has really a charm and novelty of its own. Travelling not only means roaming here and...

The Making of a Stronger You

It's funny that when a software is improvised the version needs to be changed. For example if it is SW then it become SW 1.2 or SW 2.0 and so on. And as time goes by it needs to be upgraded even though the change is so minor yet improvisation...

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...

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...

Water scarcity in villages

Introduction  Now a day shortage of water is mainly the most common problem which almost every state has, but it is very common in villages. As we all know that water is very much essential to live. The shortage of water or we can say the...

Introduction It is perhaps to be universally accepted that no man is born whole, or perfect. He must be having some handicap, physical or mental problem. Handicap actually means shortage of something from the very birth in the body or the defects...

Success depends on opportunity, not on character

Success in human life is an ambiguous term. It is true that often a man of character fails to succeed in life. This is more so in our present day context. It is an opportunistic culture in which we have to live today. Men in general are...

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Pundit at last became a cow-boy. He was the only son of his father. He had entered the ‘pathshala’ with Atanu who was the son of a headmaster. Atanu was intelligent and he cleared the class examinations with distinction. But Pundit was very dull....

The discovery that appears to be the most helpful in human progress and civilization, is the round object called the wheel. It, perhaps, belongs to the neo-lithic or the new Stone Age.  During its initial stages it must have revolutionized...

Pollution of all types becomes a curse to us

The term ‘pollution’ till recent past was a localised phenomenon. It implied shabby living, filthy habits. But today the term has gained a wider significance and perspective and it is due to science. Now expressions like water, air and sound...

Television is harmful to society

The interaction between any device or modern amenity and society is the most significant point. So it is with the television. It is an audio-visual electronic device of the modern age. It has invested life with a new charm that can never be...

My wish

It is not any imaginary event that I am going to narrate. In actual fact, my father once gave me this poser that I could wish for anything, except money. My demand indeed put him at bay for the least expected it; but thereby hangs a tale, as says...

We are not happy as our forefathers were

The subject is ambivalent and applies to the present age with special significance. The reasons are not too obscure to scan. It is an age when tradition and progress stand almost fact to face. The bourgeoning young generation bred in the culture of...

Scientific invention has helped mankind

I think that computers are the greatest scientific invention during the last one hundred years that have helped mankind most. It has launched the human race into the twenty-first century much in advance of its chronological date. The artificial...

I agree that it is wrong to tutor children to tell truth. There is an English proverb that one example is far better than hundred precepts. Children are in general very intelligent. They have a great power of observation and their feelings are deep...

A relief workers for earthquake victims

The severe tremor shook us at early dawn. When I woke up I felt a strange sensation. There was an unusual silence, a queer quiescence in nature. There was no noise or activity of the birds. The earthquake came with a fearful subterranean...

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