Cow Slaughter and the Sikhs

Sikhism is a comparative recent religion and traces its foundation to the  first Sikh Guru Called Nanak. He lived between the period 1469-1539. Guru Nanak is often referred to as Baba Nanak and also as Nanak Pir.  The history of the...

Introduction History of the world is the history of warfare and India is no exception.  Right from the times of the ancient epics, the Mahabharta and the Ramayana, war as a culture has dominated Indian history. To start with there was what is...

Introduction Shivaji Mahraj is given great importance in Mahrashtra. One has only to travel in Mahrashtra to realise the extent to which he is adulated. Both the international and domestic airports are named after him and the main rail head at...

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur is an educational institute where rickshaws are widely used as a mode of transportation to circumvent the problem of pollution moreover, a part of a population in Kharagpur depend on this occupation...

Mahmud of Ghazni is recognised as a great soldier. His 17 invasions of India over a period of 27 years are the stuff legends are made off. It's  a matter of surprise that Mahmud of Ghazni emerged from Central Asia on to India, through the...

Background This is a topic that will be of interest to many readers, irrespective of the fact whether they are soldiers or not.  I shall in this article analyse the art of war of the English who ruled India for nearly 2 centuries in...

Background India has always had a strong military partnership with Russia. Now there appears a shift as India moves closer to the United States.But India would be wrong to put all its eggs in the basket of the USA and the West as for long during...

Introduction Photo Wiki free  The entire Muslim Sunni world is in ferment and the faithful among them feel that a Caliphate is around the corner.The Caliphate was ruled by Caliphs. Who were the Caliphs? These are spiritual rulers who...

Background  In the late fifties and sixties one man emerged as the First Secretary of the Russian Communist party, that ruled Russia at that time. Russia then was the USSR or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  The SovietCommunist...

Wasting time

Time is an important entity of this universe. We live in space and time. Time is described in many ways by people of different thoughts. I do think of time as registered by our brain in comparison to the outside world. From our childhood, we are...

The War Against the Minority in Islam

  At the start I must draw a parallel with Nazi Germany to bring out the point that the silent majority is often coerced into submisssion and a stage comes when it becomes irrelavent. This happened in Germany when Adolf Hitler rode to...

Teachings of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the peaceful religion and a belief system which provides not only moral teachings but also teaches us the importance and purpose of our life. A word 'Buddhism' originates from the word 'buddhi' which means 'to awaken', 'to...

The two important words If I remember right I learned saying the two wonderful words from my parents and I did not learn it in an easy way but they never tolerated bad manners. So, they made me say ‘Thank you’ and ‘Sorry’ every time I missed them...

India is passing through a baptism by fire as the Muslims, other minorities and large sections of Hindus castigate the present government for bring in 'intolerence' in the Indian state. The situation turned turtle when the Bharatiya Janta Party(...

The " Fifth Column" is not an ancient word and was coined in the last century  during the Spanish Civil War.  This war took place between the Republicans and the monarchists and ultimately brought General Franco to power in Spain. General...

Tippu was the Muslim ruler of the state of Mysore. He is referred to as the tiger of Mysore, but this is mainly because he kept 6 tigers in his palace as pets. In terms of military acumen, he was a poor general and perhaps had never heard of the...

On 10th Novemeber the Karnataka Government is to celebrate the birthday of Tippu Sultan and highlight his secular nature. To my mind this is a political ploy by the ruling Congress government and this action can be summed  up in one word...

ManMohan Singh was prime minister of India for 10 years. This is a pretty long period in the history of a nation and ManMohan Singh held fort as the "leader" of the Indian people for a decade from 2004-1014. Unfortunately the only legacy he seems...

Many people have asked me whether there is a Muslim secular state in existence. My answer is "yes". I know of two of them namely Albania( I have never visited) and Turkey, which I have visited twice. As I roamed the streets of Istanbul, I was...

suiciding farmers

Farmer suicides …. These lines we are reading and hearing in our daily newspaper, news channel and internet. What are their problems? Why they are doing all these?   Instead of looking in these matters the ministers of India are going to...

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