In any of our films, be it in Hindi or Tamil or Telugu, the hero will mostly be shown as a rich man, or as the head of a very rich family.  The main villain will go all out to do some harm to our superb hero, who will find enough time to dance...

Introduction Most people are quick to point out that Islam spread by the sword. To an extent it is true. However the same people rarely talk of the spread of Christianity by the sword. This was done by the Knights Templar, who spread Christianity...

Why HR is undergoing a transformation

Of all professionals in the field of Management, Human Resources Management, often referred to as HR in professional circles, and identified as such, is the most challenging. There are many reasons why HR has still not been recognized as a major...

Let us reduce conspicuous consumption

In our country, we have certain norms and customs that simply force us to spend much more than what is necessary, and most of this can be easily classified as conspicuous consumption. The very sad fact of life is that most of what is wasted, can be...

   It was Mahatma Gandhi's words that still spell magic, even decades after he tried to influence the capitalists with his concept of trusteeship.  "There is enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed". Mahatma...

Let us allow women the space to grow

 Though Indian women have progressed to a fairly good degree, there is a huge gap between where they should be, and where they are.  We need to understand the different reasons and address them to the maximum extent possible, if there...

A few weeks back I had asked a young student of a public school whether he knew who the Chandela's were. He had expressed his ignorance, though he was well aware of the Kutab Minar, Kutabdin Aibek and Mohammed of Ghazni. This ignorance of Indian...

 Not so long ago, Chennai was devastated with huge floods.  The entire city came to a standstill and the estimated loss due to the non-working four days of havoc, ran into an estimated one lakh thousand crores.  Yet, the human...

Ronald Reagan was President of America at a critical time in world history. He was a Hollywood actor early in his life, but entered politics and won the presidential election in 1980. He was the 40th President of the USA and held the office of...

In 1947 the creation of Pakistan heralded the success of the two nation theory. Ipso facto, the Indian political leadership led by Gandhi and Nehru also accepted this theory. The concept of Pakistan ( land of the pure) was put forward by the Urdu...

India and Insurgency in Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is located  in the extreme north of India. It has 3 distinct regions namely Jammu, Ladakh and the valley of Kashmir. Another distinct part of Kashmir is part of Pakistan. The Indians have also lost 30000 square...

Hitler came to power on the back of a general election. This fact is conveniently forgotten by most western writers. However it is accepted that after the death of President Hindenburg, he seized absolute power. His one burning ambition was to...

World War II is behind us, though its not many years back. To be precise the Second World War ended in 1945 and its just about 70 years back. This is not a long period as far as world history is concerned. The Great War had two distinct theatres,...

Background Cuba is a small island state in the Caribbean. It was always part of the American sphere of influence articulated by the Monroe Doctrine. This doctrine laid down that  entire Latin America and Central America were vital to American...

Background India is known as a sub continent, where the dominant religion is Hinduism. The Hindu faith that has evolved over 5000 years  has a trait, that distinguishes it from other religions. It is the only religion that accepts division of...

 Some facts of history are not palatable to many people, but then one can't brush such facts under the carpet. History does throw up facts and figures which are subject to interpretation, yet there are some incontrovertible facts that can only...

The Caste system has been the bedrock of Hindu society for over 5000 years. We read about the caste system right from the time of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The caste system is supposed to have been ordained by the Rishi Manu, whose...

India and China both became "free" from Western influence in the middle of the last century. To be exact the British left India in 1947 after a orderly exit spearheaded by the Indian Independence act, passed by the British House of Commons and...

MK Gandhi is propagated by the Congress government as the father of the independence movement. He is also eulogized as a man who fought the ills of Hinduism, especially caste divisions of society. Caste as we know has been a factor in Indian and...

Most Indians have romantic notions of Subhas Chandra Bose. He is credited with leading the Indian National army, which was an ally of the Japanese. Bose had decided to throw in his lot with the Fascists led by Hitler and Mussolini. He also joined...

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