I was in Europe for almost 2 weeks on a business and holiday trip. Frankly it was the wrong time to visit Europe as the entire continent was charged with the advent of over one million Muslim refugees. Europe does need labor, because of a declining...

Recently I recieved a book written by Dr.Peter Hammond titled " Slavery Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat" from a friend who has retired from the Central Industrial Security Force. I have read the book and...

There is a big influx of Muslim refugees  from the arc around the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The reason is strife, where food is scarce and life is cheap. In such a scenario Muslims are trying to enter Europe. It's almost like a flood and...

At long last the Russians under  Vladimir Putin intervened in Syria to support their long time ally Assad. It was a terrific moment as for the first time the Russian Air Force SU 34 and 35 hit ISIS targets and videos show they had a...

Narendra Modi appears to be doing all the right things on the world stage. He is now on his second  visit to the USA and has also interacted with the American president for a record 3 times. But I have a feeling that he is missing the wood for...

We may a developing country, but we have a huge religious heritage.  We do not believe that everything is based on money alone. A huge number of Indians are now more hardworking than ever before, and this is reflected in the growing number of...

Arresting Public unrest

Not a single day passes, without some news about some agitation or the other.  The organized sector employees are increasingly seen being restless or frustrated.  This is seen among employees of organizatons such as BSNL, where the...

How Tamil Nadu has become so urbanized

Tamil Nadu is the second most literate State in India.  However, what makes it very interesting is the fact that exactly fifty percent of the people live in urban areas and only fifty percent live in rural areas.  It is the most urbanized...

THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT

India is the biggest parliamentary democratic country in the world with the people of nearly 127 crores.Democracy means "people's rule", rule by the people.the concept the democracy started in ancient greece, Anthens,Their people directly engaged...

Introduction I have been singularly lucky to have visited the Andaman and Nicobar islands during my tenure in the Advanced HQ at Fort William , Calcutta. The Islands hosts a large Naval base at Port Blair and a Air Force base at the island of...

Sinai is a small peninsula  which is part of Egypt. It is mostly a desert with a few nomadic settlements. But it is the only source of oil for Egypt and as such has great economic importance. This desert is the scene of a battle between...

The old saying that the sins of the father are visited on the son is very true.  The unpardonable acts of Jwaharlal Nehru and successive governments after him of first enacting a special status for Kashmir and then doing nothing to integrate...

Legally Kashmir acceded to India when the ruler of Kashmir Maharajah Hari Singh signed the option to accede to India in 1947. Unfortunately misplaced zeal by the then Indian prime minister Jwaharlal Nehru saw India refer the case to the UNO. The...

One of the most tragic periods of Chinese history is the period when the last emperor of China Pu Yi appeared on the scene.  Pu Yi was an affable and nice man, but his fault was that he appeared on the scene when China was in turmoil and very...

I have been reading many articles and carried out studies on military history. Being an Alumnus of the Staff College at Wellington, military history is my forte. I have studied the great empires of the world and have concluded that right from...

Two quotations from two different leaders with diverse backgrounds are worth quoting. There is firstly, the famous quote by Mao tse Tung  that echoes around the world" Political power comes out of the barrel of a gun". The second is...

China and Tibet have had a relationship much longer than India with Tibet. India and Tibet never had any contact for close to 2000 years except for sporadic religious teachers who went from India to Tibet. In contrast Tibet for long periods was...

One of the great dichotomies of world history is that Islam produced a string of world conquerors,  while the Buddhists and Hindus have nothing to show in this field. Perhaps it's something to do with fanaticism that is bred by Islam in...

Some years ago, when I was attending a conference, a person who was much younger than me, told me something that had a telling effect on me for a very long time and, probably, to this day. Here is what he exactly said, " If you point out two...

While in service I visited the United States as a guest of the US Air Force. As I was sometimes a presiding officer of Court Martial in India ( being legally qualified) , I was interested how the US military law functions. One significant...

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