RecentlyI had been to Burma now called Myanmar. A fact that stood out was that the Burmese Army had a constitutional role in the governing of the state. I came to know that 30% of the seats in Parliament are reserved for the army and only the...

Sridevi's death and the Mystery Created

Life is full of ups and downs. It is never a straight line and the same applies to the life of the superstar Sridevi. The death of this actress has shocked the nation and there is no doubt that most of the people who see films in India are...

Allauddin Khilji is an important name in Indian history. As can be seen from the map above he ruled a massive empire and his vassals extended right up to Madurai. The darker area is the one that he personally administered and the light green are...

Hinduism along with the Hebrew religion is the oldest among religions in the world. There is also no doubt that the reach of Hinduism was much greater than any religion at that time( 4000-5000BC) including  Judaism. Islam and Christianity have come...

The All Time Adventurists

Giant Size heroes of our society This is my first post on this site about humans, but all of them are superhuman size, larger than life, larger than all of us. Why larger than life? Because they never let others reduce their size or importance....

Theory of Karma

'As you sow, so shall you reap' is what the Karma is. In simple word it means action or deeds of a person repay him or her. We have seen or heard so many times about Karma. Whenever bad things happen to our family we would say its all because of...

Sex is a driving force and as per the theories of Hegel and Kant the driving force in a man's life. The philosophers also identified power as another driving force but added a rider that sex flowed from power. Sex and power is a heady cocktail and...

An army veteran has committed suicide and this has brought into focus the great divide that exists between reality and rhetoric. this was something bound to happen after what we saw when the Police in 2015 stormed the Jantar Mantar and manhandled...

The Indian armed forces consist of the Army. Airforce and Navy. All 3 arms trace their pedigree to of the Raja.  They do not draw any sustenance  from the Imperial Mogul force or any other Indian military formation. The British...

Worlds first Stealth Fighter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-117_Nighthawk  When I visited the USA in 1998 as part of the air team we were quartered at one of the USAF bases. At one end (that area was kept off bounds) we could see dark bat shaped planes. They...

India became free when British rule lapsed in 1947. It was freedom granted by the British and duly passed by an act of the British Parliament. It was not a freedom won by any coercive action like a war of independence. The freedom was without a...

The  Kashmir problem has been festering for 69 years with no solution in sight. One can trace the genesis of this problem to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This man, in one of the blunders of world history, took the matter to the United Nations and...

Trump vs Hillary; the last lap

The US presidential election held every 4 years is an event of great importance. Right from 1776 when George Washington became president a American selection has been held without fail every four years. Even when the country is in the midst of a...

Turkey has been a long time ally of the USA and a member of NATO since 1952. It is a nation with a population of 80 million and maintains the largest armed force in NATO. in short, it is a pivot of NATO. Turkey since the time of Kemal Ataturk has...

One of the principles of politics and world power equations is that they are never static,  but dynamic and change at no stated interval. Thus we saw the signing of the 1938 Munich Pact when Nevile Chamberlain the British premier announced...

 The US election build-up is in full swing. As is the practice, the battle is only between 2 mainstream parties namely the Republican party and the Democrat party. However, though there is no bar to standing  for election as an...

Photo from https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_P-8_Poseidon The Indian navy has a long and checkered history and was a creation of the English during the days of the Raj. When we say Indian navy, we talk of the navy from the days of...

Kashmir state was a part of the empire of Maharajah of Punjab, Ranjit Singh. Earlier it was a part of the Mughal empire and Jahangir the emperor loved the place and compared it to paradise on earth. Thus Kashmir was a part of India for many...

Background Pakistan never accepted the accession of Kashmir to India and insisted on a plebiscite in the valley to ascertain the wishes of the people of Kashmir. As was his habit, the Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru in his misguided zeal, agreed for a...

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...

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