Donald Trump withdrew US troops which acted as a buffer between the Kurds and Turks in Syria thus giving the signal for a full assault by Turkey. The world has watched with trepidation the conduct of the US president and sends a message that Americans cannot be relied upon.
A tale of love that spans more than two decades and shows that life with all its vicissitudes is worth living though it can leave an ache in one's heart, particularly where a long lost love is concerned.
An incident that took place six months back has been acknowledged by the present Air Chief, ACM Bhaduria. This concerned an MI-17 chopper of the IAF which was shot by mistake over Srinagar airfield and 6 officers were killed. A court of Inquiry was ordered and its findings made public now
Golf is a game that is a gift of the Raj-an euphemism for British rule and all credit to them to have developed some of the finest golf courses in Asia including the hill resort of Shillong often referred to as the Wales of India
Nikita Khrushchev is the forgotten man of world history. He led Russia after the death of Josef Stalin till his ouster in 1964. One cannot forget that he was the man who dismantled the era of the midnight knock and secret police.
the 1965 war is history and both the IAF and PAF claim victory. However, one stark fact stands out. This is the surrender of two frontline fighter planes to the PAF.
The Saudi's spent a fortune beefing up their AD capability but low-cost drones and cruise missiles did the trick sending the kingdom a warning that will be difficult to digest and raising a specter of a crisis in time to come.
'Tools' is a word with diverse meaning. The author examines the word in an erudite discussion and gives it a lyrical exposure.
In 1959 China tightened its control over Tibet and reports came that the Dalai Lama the temporal and spiritual leader of Tibet would be arrested and taken to China. The Dalai Lama then a 24 year old young man was advised to flee Lasha. This is a brief account of what happened during that period
Narendra Modi has revolutionized Indian political thought and cured the festering wound of Article 370. Even in other matters, he has shown aggression and the old myth of the "meek and mild Hindu" is redundant.Modi compares to Bismark in the Indian context
The Thai King, who surprised many by announcing his marriage just before his coronation, has now taken a consort and awarded her the title of royal consort, making her the 5th woman in his life.
Tale of a Hindu who loved a Muslim and was never sure that he was her only love till she passed away in an accident
Mythology and history amalgamate in the case of Ravana the king of Lanka. he was an erudite scholar and Shiv Bhakta but is maligned in Hindu philosophy as the man who abducted Sita the wife of the noblest of Hindu Gods-Rama
The Chief US negeoitator has announced an agreement with the Taliban is imminent and would lead to a cease fire and complete withdràwal of US forces from Afghanistan signalling surrender to the Taliban and ditching the Afghan government which America had sworn to defend.
Mansarovar is the abode of Lord Shiva and is the holiest shrine in Hinduism. Earlier right up to fifties, Indians could visit it freely but a foolish Nehru and his misguided zeal allowed it to slip away to Chinese control and now Indians must get a visa to worship at this shrine
Kashmir's special status is abrogated and the state divided and integrated with India but the valley which is predominent Muslim will be hard to win over and Modi may have to resort to other means
After 72 years the mistakes of Nehru in confering special status on Kashmir by way ofArticle 370 and Article 35A were abrogated by the Narendra Modi government thus integrating the state with the mother government
The IAF was formed during the days of the Raj and played a minor role till WWII. For long the IAF operated with just one squadron which was later increased to 10 squadrons by 1946
The tiger was indiscriminately hunted throughout history with the result their numbers were declining and there was a good chance they would be extinct but the Indian government by launching "Project Tiger" has arrested the decline and latest census show that the population has increased by 33%
During the recent visit of Imran Khan the Pakistan premier, the US president claimed that he had been asked by Narendra Modi to help solve the Kashmir issue and he would be glad to mediate but India has denied such a request was made.
The Raj was an unforgettable period in Indian history. It marked the high point of the Empire and brought in attendant benefits of development and removal of obscurantism yet the downside was that Indians were never treated as equals of the Englishmen.
The house of representatives by a 247-187 vote censured the US president as racist but he has denied the allegations.
After independence in 1947, India had the most potent Industry and armed force in Asia but right from Nehru the Indian leadership had no strategic vision and squandered a great opportunity for great power status.
Jimmy Carter in an address at the Carter Foundation opined that Trump was put in power by the Russians. He further added he considered him as an illegitimate president but he offered no proof of his assertion.
The Indian general staff has in a way in an effort to preserve its privileges been outmaneuvered and has lost the stomach to represent the soldiers rights to the government.
The composite British Indian army had Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs. In 1947 the sub-continent was divided on the basis of the two-nation theory and the army was also similarly divided. Muslim regiments with the battle cry "Allah o Akbar" went to Pakistan while Hindu/Sikh regiments to India.
Ancient Hindu scriptures are a wonder that never fail to fascinate researchers. The Bhavishiya Puran an ancient religious tome forecasts the birth and arrival of Muhammed, the founder of Islam
The Indian communists and a few intellectuals have a fond view of Lenin as a leader who was sympathetic to Indian aspirations but he was a tyrant who had no view of India
Sixteen Western nation's congregated to commomorate 75th anniversary of D Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. However the Western powers showed their churlish attitude by not inviting the Russian president in an effort to deny the role of Soviet Russia in the German defeat
China and India are two swords but there is only one scabbard. China fondly wishes for destabilization of India and in this respect it's worth knowing what the Chinese fondly hope for India and it's breakup.
Suppressed for 900 years under Muslim rule after a glorious period as a world power the Hindus got a lifeline during the period of the Raj. Now militant Hinduism is to the fore and with another Modi win there is no stopping the rise of Hindu power
Nathuram Godse was hanged to death in 1949 for having shot Gandhi dead but his name evokes strong sentiments and many in India feel he was a staunch Hindu who was a nationalist. Many others notably from the Congress party charcterize him as a criminal.n?
Narendra Modi is on the Time Cover but has the dubious distinction of being labeled as a man who has divided the nation, leading to polarization of Hindu and Muslim votes on religious lines.
This is a allegorical tale that brings out that love and a closer bond can only occur if the Lord wills it
India was gifted self-rule by the English in 1947, by an act of the British parliament, but after 1000 years of being the ruled, the Hindus when given power have shown a soft approach and marked penchant of not wanting to enforce their rights or dominate the world.
The state of Kashmir is a large area almost of the size of France but by a series of inexplicable blunders, the Hindu leadership has lost the initiative and 2/3 of Kashmir is occupied by China and Pakistan.
The TU-95 came on the scene on the urging of Josef Stalin and gave the necessary punch for a delivery system to the Russian Air Force. The plane is slated to continue in service till 2040
In 1962 China attacked along a 3000 Km but it used only ground troops and India refrained from using the Air Force which could have turned the tide of battle and in the process for the next 100 years not only lost territory to China but closed all options of ever recovering the lost territories
In 1962 India provoked a war with China when it was least prepared for it. The Henderson Brooks report that is now public shows that Nehru was the culprit but the Indian General staff was simply out of its depths and lost the war due to sheer incompetence
After 1947 the Indian armed forces have faced an erosion of perks and privileges as well as loss of power status vis a vis China with rampant corruption. The scenario around India is stark with the military dominating but in India, the political leadership may be ushering a great divide.
The Hindi film "Kesari" based on the Battle of Saragrahi is released with Akshay Kumar and is a resounding hit.
Nehru was the first prime minister of India and he had immense love and adulation in India among the masses. But he was a man without a strategic vision and apart from blunders in Tibet and Kashmir lost the port of Gwadar and handed a big chunk of Indian territory to Burma for a song
Twelve Mirage fighter-bombers bombed three terrorist camps in POK showing the lumbering Indian elephant could carry out a charge.
Ever since Nehru in his wisdom conferred conditional citizenship on Kashmir subsequent Indian leaders have allowed Kashmir identity to turn into a sore that threatens Indian unity
Kim will meet Trump again. The US President is shrewd and could well make history as Kim could lead North Korea the way Vietnam did.
History, they say repeats itself but the Indian air assault against local insurgents in 1966 in Mizoram has never been repeated
In 2007 the Indian government negotiated a deal for 126 planes but 12 years down the line not a single plane has landed in India for use by the IAF.The Narendra Modi government has a big hand in this.
China and India both shed their colonial links and moved forward but China has made India playa secondary role as it grabs the leadership of Asia thanks to lack of strategic vision by Nehru and the later Indian leadership.
The Raj is generally recognized as a period that changed Indian history. It gave myriad benefits and many sets of negatives but along with Rail and Road as well as the framework of a civil service it also gave the concept of the Housemaid as a mistress.
Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 signaling a lot of hope for all Indians but now nearly 4 years later and a general election around the corner, one can see that the public is still behind him and he is home and dry with a 2/3rd majority
Shivaji is remembered in Indian history as the man who took up the sword against Aurangzeb and gave a new lease of life to Hindus.
The role of the Indian army is much neglected during World War I not withstanding the fact that nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought against the Central powers notably the Turkish empire
This is a tale of a Muslim Chief who abducted a Hindu girl who loved him.
The battle of Saragrahi( now in Pakistan) is a pean to the glory of the Sikh soldier. In this battle fought on 12 September 1897 a handful of 21 Sikhs faced a Muslim horde of over 10,000 and in the provess won eternal glory.
Its a 100 years since World War I ended and England and Europe are commemorating the event but nobody is singing a paean to 1.5 million Indian soldiers mostly Punjabi Musalmans, Hindus and Sikhs who played a major part in this win. Sadly the Indian government and Army have totally ignored this event
The Hindu leadership began to steer the destiny of India after 1947 after 1100 years of Muslim and British rule but the leaadership inhibted by psychological and philosophical limitations allowed India to become a second rate power to China and Pakistan.
The Kargil war was a limited war but the Pak army caught the Indians on the wrong foot and timidity of the Vajpayee government with lack of forceful representation by the Army to the BJP government made it a phyrric victory.
The neighborhood around India show that the army is in the driver's seat in governing the nation but in India, it is the opposite as the army is not only not in the driver's seat but has been made into an unnecessary appendage to be tolerated as geo-political environment cannot make it redundant
Everybody is focussed on the Russian connection. The so-called intervention in favor of Trump is flogged bare but the insidious role of China against Trump is largely ignored
Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away at the age of 94. He was the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term but history will judge him for what he achieved. He made India a nuclear power but in many other aspects, notably Kashmir and BJP manifesto were not implemented.
China is building seven aircraft carrier but they are all diesel powered. It is also trying to bridge the gap with a nuclear- powered carrier but as yet China is more than a decade behind the USA.
In 1959 India opted for Russian aircraft as the USA refused to supply it the latest interceptors. The plane was also used by many other forces notably China and Egypt. It is now getting phased out.
After the first Opium war in 1839, many Indians went to Shanghai which at one time had a thriving population of 3000-4000 in 1936 and consisted of Sikhs, Parsis and Sindhi's
Trump was planning a visit to Washington by Putin this fall but he backed off after intense criticizm but Putin has bailed him out with an invitation to visit Russia
General Rawat the Army Chief like a toothless tiger unable to get a better deal for his men has chosen to appease the governnet by restructering promotion and recruitment. He may also abolish the rank of Brigadier as he shows his linited influence and opts to show the government he is their man.
Prince Abdullah the power behind the Saudi state in a chat with news magazines clearly put the onus on the West for the rise of Wahhabism in Islam the 21st century
A Sikh State could have been created in 1946 but now that time is passed and the Sikhs are an integral part of India. At that time Master Tara Singh the Sikh leader put his eggs in the basket of Gandhi.
News is emanating from Delhi that the government may change or modify the ECHS schme for retired military personnel in India.
The recent sentencing of Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail is justa follow up where most Pakistani rulers right from 1951, have either been shot dead, removed or sentenced to jail and one wonders if they have the mark of Hades on them or it is part of their culture
Zimbabwe is in the thick of a campaign to control aids with the help of condoms but the Chinese condoms are too small for African men
The glory of Sikh soldiers is brought to the screen in this movie "Sajjan Singh Rangroot."The Sikhs are India's hardiest fighters who have made a ame for them since the days of Ranjitsingh and the Raj
America fought a war in Vietnam for over 10 years but then had to retreat. Times have changed with the looming danger of China.
Tamilnadu is a unique state where film stars as accepted as the best political leaders. Now we may be seeing a clash between Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan like the olden days clash of MGR and Shivaji G
The Grand Mosque is a tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nathan, often referred to as father of the United Arab Emeritus
Babur became emperor in 1526 and his dynasty ruled for over 300 years. The Babur Nama a record of the reign of Babur gives his ideas and conveys the character of the man who was one of the greatest
Bidhi Chand was a warrior. Earlier he was a thief but he left that and joined service with the Guru. He was instrumental in bringing back two stolen horses of the Guru from the Lahore Fort
The Razakars were a paramilitary force organized by the Nazam of Hyderabad and the Pakistan army to terrorize the local population but both groups abjectly failed.
An agitation against unemployment and corruption has rocked Iran, something unheard in a dictatorial Muslim state
Kashmir was an independent state owing allegiance to the Raj. In 1947 the Maharajah had dreams of Independence, but Jinnah ordered the invasion of Kashmir.
The CIA passed vital information to Russian intelligence and helped the Russians thwart Islamic terror plot to bomb several historical and religious sites in Petersburg
Napoleon when away in Russia in1812, faced a military coup but it collapsed and all the conspirators were shot dead as Napoleon approved the death sentences immediately.
The Indian National Army led by Subhas Bose sided with the Nazi regime and Hitler made an ambitious plan to strike at the British Empire through Baluchistan
There is much talk that Donald has a Russian connection but nothing concrete has emerged as yet
The Japanese army overran SE Asia and occupied China. It's worth analyzing how professional the Imperial Army was in conducting war
Man Mohan Singh is retired PM but active politician. Recently he attacked Modi for lowering the dignity of the PM, but in History he will go down as a man of straw whose love for the chair over ruled
Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and this has angered the Arabs. They have threatened that peace process will be halted but the peace was never there.
A Pir in Islam is basically from Sufism and one Pir who used the gullibility of women in Pakistan had a field day and reportedly impregnated over 300 women who were convinced he could give them a son
The Ford Mustang is a "muscle car' that even after five decades can set the road on fire. The car is an iconic brand that has builta niche of its own
Korea has just tested an ICBM with a range of 2800 miles, something which even India and Pakistan the nuclear powers have not acheived.
The president who was infatuated with his wife Grace misread the situation when he decided to anoint his wife as his successor and sacked Mnangagwa his longtime ally and Vice -President
The film based on the infatuation of the Delhi Sultan Allauddin for the queen of Chittor has raised passions and many higher castes are want the film banned
The armed forces of India are at the receiving end of the political -civil servant nexus that controls India, but the danger is tremendous if followed further
The Chinese Communist party Congress has confirmed Xi as president for life by adding his name to the constitution. Reminds one of Stalin who wielded similar power.
Donald Trump has not certified this time that Iran is doing its part of the nuclear deal but he has left the matter to Congress which will decide about sanctions on Iran
Modi won the 2014 election making history but he has frittered the goodwill and trust of India by embarking on policies that have led India down the hill and demoralized the army and the only option
Viet Jet is a low- cost airline that has entered the market a few years back and has gained prominence with the cabin crew wearing bikinis and in the bargain making the owner, a woman a billionaire
In 2017 four major accidents and collisions have taken place of US Ships under the aegis of the seventh fleet and have resulted in the removal of the commander.
An incident in a church which saw the sanctity of the church violated has come to the fore, but no action was taken as the Blasphemy law was repealed in 2012
North Korea is in the hairs of the President but his scope for action is severely limited because the North is a nuclear power and the regime a dictatorship
The Osprey is a helicopter cum fixed wing plane and its recent crash in an exercise of the cost of Queensland has resulted in 3 Marines being killed
The British recruited only "martial classes' to the Indian army but pressure of fighting Hitler and Tojo led to a widening of base and the Chamars were inducted
Narendra Modi is party to some contentious issues that have seriously affected the armed forces.
India had a consulate in Lhasa in Tibet and trade routes flourished but Nehru gave it all up and China shut the consulate after its subjugation of Tibet by the Red People Army
On a visit to Moscow President Xi and Putin issued a statement that called the North Korean missile test "unacceptable" but one wonders how serious they are.
Modi on a first visit after Trump took over is a pragmatist and set the ball rolling by inviting Ivanka Trump for a visit to India
The London terror attack brought out the deep division in English society.
In 2015 a Pakistani youth was killed in an altercation by 10 Indians who were sentenced to death. Father of the killed man has now pardoned the 10 accused and awaiting approval of the Sharia court
The EU came upon the ruins of WW II but it has not lived up to its promise and already looks like an old man. No amount of showing flags can hide the aspect that the EU is obsolete.
Huma Abedin the close confidant of Hillary Clinton has things looking up her way in 2017 and she is the answer to Trumps Muslim ban. she also is an attractive and intelligent lady.
Ashoka was the last Buddhist /Hindu ruler over India and it took 2300 years for Modi to emerge as all along the Hindus were subjugated by Muslims and later the English
Trump is facing a crisis as his close proteges are targeted and one can be sure as brought out by Assange the plan is to impeach Donald. Will they succeed?
Pakistan is a country ruled by the gun and the Mullah and women are routinely suppressed, but there are people who defy this and come out wearinga bikini
The recent success of Assad and the Iraqi army does not mean the end of the ISIS as a schism between Russia and the USA will give it the chink in the armor to survive.
A perpetual war is part of American culture and worse there is no decisive result. Somebody must change that.
Vietnam was the grave of the US army and now it looks that in fighting the ISIS another long war is being unleashed and victory is not assured
It is a revolutionary film that shows that Muslim women also have similar desires as other women despite they being subjugated
After the civil war, the Nationalists led by general Chiang Kai -shek escaped to Formosa. For long it was propped by the USA when in a significant accord a one China policy was negotiated.
Tigers frolicking on the beach and swimming in the sea is a rare sight but then Dubai is an exotic place.
Donald Trump has many times expressed his admiration for "strong men" and this shows his latent desire to be one but in the uSA this cannot happen.
Karun Nair hit a triple century but to his chagrin and also of millions of cricket lovers he was sacked from the playing xi by none other than virat kohli the Indian test captain
Donald Trump has imposed a ban on 7 Muslim nations which is both selective aand arbitrary and in the process has America at great risk.
Allauddin the Sultan of Delhi was a warrior with a bigoted mind. He was infatuated with the love for Queen of Udaipur and attacked the city only to see Rani Padmavati coommit Jauhar by burning
The rise of Trump is also the rise of fundamentalism almost similar to what Hitler did. The saving grace is that America may get rid of Trump but his effect will remain for long
Bull fighting has been reinstated by Constitutional courts in both Spain and Columbia
The agitation for One Rank one Pension stopped 42 years ago is continuing as the Modi government has given a diluted version of OROP which does not conform to the resolution passed by 2 parliaments.
The golden showers incident was to show that Donald was a low mean character and not worthy of being the US president.
Trump is going to be the president of the USA and looks like a revolution is in the making that will turn the world topsy- turvy, hopefully for the better.
The military and sex are intertwined and sexual assault has been reported by all armies including the US army, but this is as old as history
Kashmir has never been independent and always part of India. In the 19th century, it became part of the Sikh emipre when it was conquered.
The Raj an euphemism for British rule lasted for almost 190 years. It was a period of peace and tranquilty and after 2000 years
China is the dominant power in Asia, but at the turn of the century, it was the laggard. Times have changed and the dragon now snorts fire.
The west because of lack of information is not aware that in both world wars the most significant role was of the Indian army which broke the back of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires.
Donald's win at the hustings is an eyesore and Obama seeing his legacy slipping has resorted to all measures to delegitimize the win of Trump
Modi has started a revolution and though he may fail the light lit by him will carry on and India will never be the same again.
India is almost encircled by China and the reason is the failure of the political and military leadership to realize as Mao said " power flows out of the barrel of a gun
Timur is one of the descendents of the great Chengiz Khan who was by all accounts a great warrior, though a blood thirsty one, but that was something common in that age and time.
Before 1947 there was no Pakistan and India was one country though nota nation, yet life during those times was simply great and all was well.
The Russian Sukhoi T-50 is 5th generation fighter that will form the bulk of the Russian air Force and a threat to the USA and NATO
Ghulam Bux popularly called Gama and Dara Singh were similar but Dara made it ot films and made money while Gama died almost in penury.
The hijab is ahead dress enforced on women and some are brainwashed that it is part of Islam. In America it is a symbol of division.
Here is a novel by MG Singh titled " Romance of the Frontier', a work of fiction in the genre of Harold Robbins. A wonderful tale of erotic love and adventure in a violent scenario.
Manmohan was prime minister for 10 years but he was a figure head as pandered to the whims of teh Nehru- Gandhi family and in the bargain compromised himself almost bringing disgrace.
Donald Trump is the first president tohave articulated some revolutionary thouhts
General David Haight had to be cumpolusarily retired as he transgressed the bounds of propriety by leading a doble life with a female lover.
Kashmir had acceded to India but a weak kneed policy has seen that the state is the hotbed of secessinist policy and one wonders what is the way forward
Samson was done in by Delilah when she cut his hair and Donald seems to have met his nemesis with his fondness for women. Is it a similar tale?
Sophie Schiller is an American writer who has written a wondeful tale about Tibet the forbidden land
The Nanavati case is an important case regarding a murder in the background of love and sex. More important it sounded the death of Jury trials in India as the Supreme Court abolished it
The USAF has been storing nuclear weapons in their base at Incirlik in Turkey. With an unstable scenario and an anti US Erdogan, the nuclear weapons are at great risk,
Indian film industry is second to Hollywood but surprisingly despite a Hindu ethos teh top stars are all Muslims.
The official currency of Dubai is the AED and a currency which at one time was considered weak, is now one of the stable currencie of the world
Donald Trump is made into a villain but millions support him and win or lose that support will have to be addressed.
The TU-95 first flew in 1952 and is on active duty even now after 5 decades. It will continue in service till 2040
The big delusion as Germans parrot after terror attacks that killers have no connection with ISIS and avoid the word Islamic terror
The Kashmir problem refuses to die down and perhaps the time has come for an out of box solution. Perhaps there is no choice
Hillary Clinton is on the verge of becoming president in case she wins, but a moot remains as to how she will function as the C in C
Saddam ruled with an iron hand but alng with his political opponents he also executed hundreds of Muslim extremists from Al Qaeda. This is recognized by Donald Trump
Two blacks were shot dead by police and innumerable marches have taken place with the refrain " black lives matter" but is it appicable only in America?
The attack in Dacca has brought the world face to face witha new breed of terrorists
Adolf Hitler had ambitious plans of going global and conquering India. He set up the India legion a body of troops led by the great nationalist Subhas Chandra Bose.
Tirupati is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh is supposed to be the abode of Vishnu. It is among the holiest of shrines in India and mmany legends are associated with it,
India was the brightest Jewel in the British crown . But after WWII, the British were drained and lacking means to hold India. The army became suspect and Subhas Bose played on their psyche.
London has a Muslim Mayor and its nothing short of revolutionary. It's the first step in Islamization of the old colonial power, now descript and isolated.
Fencing is an art and women have taken to it in some cases, but though a macho art it has not detracted from their femininty and overall can still be great loves.
Islam in some instances spread by the sword.In lands occupied by Muslims, there has been destruction of subjugated people holy places and monuments. This has been given a filip with the advent of iSI
The curved sword or the Talwar is a Hindu invention and its origin can be traced back to 5000 BC and it finds mention in the Mahabharta.
It is not often that girls ride bikes like Harley Davidson, but Veenu Paliwal defied tradiation in India and rode bikes till she died in a tragic accident.
India is a land of wonders and one of the holiest cities is Ujjain. Here reside two living seers who are embodiments of the essence of Hinduism.These men now pray and give guidance
Darjeeling is a picturesque hill station, a gift of the Raj. It is presently connected by a narrow gauge rail lone from Kurseong. Its brings you to a world where the watch word is nirvana.
The white elephant is a rare animal and stands out from other elephants. it is supposed to bring good luck
The secret of good health and path to god i.e nirvana is within reach of the average man and woman and is through the act of procreation. This is a timeless act and brings with it great benefits
Orgy is a Latin word derivative and points to a event that has existed since man appeared on the earth. It has adifferent connotaion in Hinduism and the West and for some it can be a path to God
A exodus of Muslism to Europe is on.The emigrants are fed on propaganda that it is in Gods interest to migrate and spread Islam as well as make Europe Islamic by Fertilizing European women
Dubai has developed state of the art sports facilities that are among the best in the world. This has put Dubai on the world map and sportsmen are flocking to Dubai.
Pakistan is beset by terror, but the military has as yet not come to grips with the problem as its thinking is still conditioned by an obsession of a threat from India.
The 7th pay commission is out in India and the Indian amed forces have had a raw deal. part of the problem is a creation by the army top brass and their obsession with rank structure.
One of the oldest Hindu temples in the world is in Pakistan and it has now been renovated, though a lot more is required. The existence of this temple in a Islamic state is a sign of tolerance.
Europe is thebastion of Christianity, but a Buddhist state exists within its confines as part of the Russian federation
The Jebel Hafeet mountains are the highest in Abu Dhabi and nestled at a height of 5000 ft is a luxury resort. This is the Mercure resort and is an absolute delight. The resort is a show piece place.
Pakistan lifted the moratorium on capital punishment to try and control the Wahabbi Islamic movement, which plans to overthrow the Pakistan government. Nearly 500 killers are executed by hanging.
Hindu religion is the only religion after animism, that gives a place to a woman. It also has women goddesses and these are the basis of depiction of women in Hindu temples in carvings and motifs.
Patricia is an American author who writes novels within a bizarre setting. Her book FairGame is centered on warewolves and though an implausable tale is a thriller
Omar Khayyam was a great poet. Though a Muslim he understood the essence of life. His poetry brings out that women and wine add up superbly for man to achieve Nirvana
John Fowles book is recognized as one of the great books of the last century in the English language. The book " The French Lieutenants Woman" is a Victorian tale with two plausible endings
Hinduism is the oldest religion and the only one which spread by love and discussion, yet many educated Hindus decry their own religion
Dubai is the entertainment centre of the world, rivaling bigger and marquee names. One of the paces to spend an entire day is the Global Village which is an absolute delight
After the rout of the Congress and the Gandhi - Nehru Clan in the general elections, a sinister agitation has set India aflame. The losers are hoping this will propel them back to power.
Atheists are people who negate the concept of god. In contrast, Hinduism is built around the concept of an all-powerful omnipotent god. Atheism is alien to the Hindu concept, yet they are not restricted
The Indian army is facing a mini crisis as many senior officers are shunning higher command professional courses to opt for retirement and more lucrative civil jobs. This state of affairs is alarming
In India there is a caste system based on color as well. The fairer you are, the higher your standing in society.
One of the latest additions to Dubai entertainment scene is the butterfly park. This park exhibits a multitude of exotic butterflies in an exotic surrounding.
Dubai is the proverbial El Dorado of the east. It is a thrilling city and. Now hosts a garden of lights, a first in the world.
Abu Dhabi , once a big desert now has a fair amount of greenry and one effect of this is the zoo at Al Ain, which is a delight to visit.
The Indian army is theoretically a efficient fighting machine, But right from the days of the Raj, the Infantry regiments are all based on caste.
One of the signature items in the UAE is the desert safari. It's something not to be missed and every visit brings in new excitement as a tourist explores the dunes and ends with a great belly dance
Dance bars are a pecularity of Mumbai. they are a derivative of the old Nautch girls of India. They were banned but the Supreme Court has set aside the ban.
The British ruled India for 200 years. During this period they built a number of garrrison towns called cantonments. the oldest of them which was a pivot during the Raj is at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh
The recent terror attack on Peshawar university by Islamic terrorists is a signal that Pak is best by terror.
Amendments to the 1978 bankruptcy law in 2005 have had a salutary effect on bankruptcy filings. It is worth examining what effect they had in the immediate aftermath of the law being passed
Subhas Bose arrived in Germany in 1941 and left in 1943. These were momentous years for Bose as he married a Austrian girl and had a daughter. He died in 1945 and never saw his family again