Lokpal Bill has been passed by the parliament yesterday but the ruling UPA has failed to get the constitutional status for the same. For last 24 hours we have been hearing views and counter views on how UPA failed to fulfil the dreams of its “Yuvraj” and BJP led NDA has asked resignation of theContinue reading “Lokpal Bill and Constitutional Status!”
Category Archives: History
Taking Dalits for Granted!
DALITS, THE caste which was subjected to the humiliation for years play a huge role in Indian politics. There have been several leaders within the community and outside the community who focused on empowering them. One such leader in today’s time is Mayawati, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The state has large population of dalitsContinue reading “Taking Dalits for Granted!”
Unsung Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Courage!
These days if you will observe, you will notice that you are hearing news of rampant corruption and malpractices going on which undoubtedly is suffocating the system. Every day you hear new news which makes you feel sad about sorry state of the country and we blame it on our politicians, bureaucrats, etc. But doContinue reading “Unsung Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Courage!”
India Diffident over growing Chinese Incursions
Over the last year or so, the incursion of Chinese troops on Indian soil has gone up. The Indian Army has said that it has registered the protest with Chinese officials but it still looked lethargic in their approach to me. The government is just playing down these border violations by saying that it isContinue reading “India Diffident over growing Chinese Incursions”
Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday
EVEN AS the India cricket team gets ready to play against New Zealand on Friday (September 11) and thus start another season of non-stop action today, there is a reason to pause and pay tribute to an Indian cricket icon, Lala Amarnath. The legendary cricketer was born at Kapurthala in Punjab on this day inContinue reading “Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday”
Why India is Clueless about China
A prosperous, militarily strong China cannot but be a threat to its neighbours, especially if there are no constraints on the exercise of Chinese power, notes Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. The latest round of the unending and fruitless India-China talks on territorial disputes was aContinue reading “Why India is Clueless about China”
Pokhran II was a fizzle????
Santhanam ‘S claim: Pokhran II was a fizzle. It did not produce desired yield. But Why Now? Why after 11 years of the test? I do not Doubt Santhanam Integrity. As a scientist, he is free to disagree. The question is why now. My reason- By making such statement he is trying to create aContinue reading “Pokhran II was a fizzle????”
A Strong Bhartiya Janta Party is required for Healthy Democracy!
THE OPPOSITION, Bhartiya Janata Party is making news for a week now. The “Chintan Baithak” held in Shimla last week gave no solutions to the ailments of the party. Instead it was overshadowed by the expulsion of senior leader Jaswant Singh and the leakage of the election analysis report. The expulsion of Jaswant SinghContinue reading “A Strong Bhartiya Janta Party is required for Healthy Democracy!”
Vijay Divas: Remembering Real Heroes
TEN YEARS have passed since the Indian Armed Forces fought one of the toughest wars against Pakistani intruders at Kargil, Drass and Batalik. July 26 is Vijay Divas – and commemorates this victory. It was 26 July 1999 when the last of the Pakistan Army intruders beat a retreat leaving their fallen compatriots in uniformContinue reading “Vijay Divas: Remembering Real Heroes”
Ten Years Later: The War India Forgot!
It used to be an eerie landmark; the tree I saw everyday in the summer of 1999, blackened and ripped by incessant bombing at the old brigade headquarters, is green again. But much else has withered. The legacy of the Kargil war, one of the toughest wars of modern military history — far tougher thanContinue reading “Ten Years Later: The War India Forgot!”