For a huge majority of Indians, life is a big constant struggle.  The rising cost of every single item of food items, clothing, housing. education of school and college children and so on, takes a big toll of their health and happiness. Be...

Introduction Indian history has great examples of the famous dictum by that great military thinker Baron Von  Clausewitz " Military power is an extension of the Political aim". A study will show that the great Indian empire builders like...

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Legion( Field Marshal Erwin Rommel inspecting Indian troops of the India Legion in France 1944) One of the ironies of history is that a valiant group of soldiers who fought on the side of Germany...

India is the Laggard in South Asia

The Political Scenario  If one has a look at South Asia one can conclude that India by the very nature of its size should have been the dominant power. India is a giant and dwarfs all the nations around it viz Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Lanka,...

Islam entered India in the 10th century with the invasions of Mohamud of Ghazni. In 1525, the Muslim ruler Babur who had been expelled from his homeland came searching for a kingdom to rule in India. A year later in 1526, he founded his kingdom...

Pakistan is Part of "the Axis of Evil"

The word evil has been used many times in politics. Ronald Reagon  used the word " The Evil Empire" to describe the Soviet Union. Late George Bush used the word " Axis of Evil" to describe the 3 renegade nations at that time ; namely...

Usefulness to the society

  Solitude might be relaxing and pleasing for a while, but as quoted by Aristotle, ‘Man is a social animal’ and therefore being cut off from the world is neither healthy nor agreeable. Besides the physical and material needs, our emotional...

Warfare: Hindus Lacked Strategic Sense

Introduction Hindus is the generic term for residents of Hindustan who as it stands professed the Hindu faith. It is a loose terminology as Hindu's had many sects and different schools of thought. But overall the entire sub-continent was inhabited...

Castro and Cuba

Introduction Dr. Fidel Castro and his brother Raoul Rao Castro have ruled Cuba for over 6 decades. In a way, they are the longest ruling family in the world and Fidel has the distinction of being the head of state for the longest period in...

  It is a very well documented fact and a very well admired point globally -- the strength of the Indian family as a unit, which has survived generations, and is still going strong. In spite of several problems, we as a Nation, have been...

We are a nation at cross roads.  The more we imagine ourselves to be very progressive, the more we are back to square one.  Yet, in spite of all political games, in spite of all nonsense of our politicians and atrocious businessmen like...

Jawaharlal Nehru was India's first prime minister. In a way, he was the most important man in Indian history after independence as he was to lead India forward after 1100 years of rule by foreigners.India had almost 900 years of Muslim rule...

India is a secular democratic republic. Unfortunately, the world secular has not been  properly understood in India and many people including educated Hindus are of the opinion that a secular state means giving free reign to minorities to...

Introduction India and China have been neighbours since the dawn of history. However, Tibet was the adjacent country and most times acted as a buffer between Indian and China. But China has always claimed Tibet as a part of China. Tibetan leaders...

India became free in 1947 after the British had won a pyrrhic victory over Hitler's Germany. They at that time were too weak to hold on to their possessions and Lord Attlee decided the time had come for the British to go away. The Indian...

Introduction I will, in this article, narrate the account of a famous last stand by the Sikh Regiment of the Indian army on 12 September 1897 at Saragrahi, now in Pakistan. We have heard,  read and seen on celluloid the feat of 300 Spartan...

In 2014, after almost 65+ years of moribund rule, a wave swept India. This was the Modi wave and in the Hindi Speaking states and the western part of India, the BJP swept to power with an absolute majority. This was a victory chiseled by Modi and...

The incident which I am about to relate happened in the last year of my service. I had been to Chandimandir, the Headquarters of the Army Western Command. I came to know that a Court of Inquiry was being conducted about some acts of moral turpitude...

  Let us not make any mistake -- the recession is for real, and it is a global recession.  There is absolutely no chance for escaping from this recession, which shows no signs of abating.  The signals are also loud and...

Why stereotypes are very dangerous

  Stereotypes of people exist in the minds of each one of us.  There are millions of people who are unique in their own ways, and somehow or the other, "he or she is not like me" opinions or feelings,  tend to get accumulated in the...

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