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 a all powerful omnipotent god. Atheism is alien to the Hindu concept, yet they are not oastriced
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
There have been many theories about the death of Bose, but after release of the classified files by the Indian government, the mystery about his death is nearly resolved
The bilogical clock is made by nature or god, whatever way you look at it from. Men have had an edge in this clock and sex the centre piece of life favors the man
Bankruptcy can happen to a company or an individual. It's not the end of the world and the US Law can be used to recoiver from these bad debts
Hindus were the rulers of India but were then subjugated by the Moslems for close to 900 years. They thus hava a paucity of heroes and lionise medicore men .
The TU -160 first appeared on the scene in 1981. It was made operational but soon production was stopped . In 2014 the Russians have again developed this supersonic bomber and it is coming .
Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror and and many think he was Moslem, but he was not a Moslem or Christian but had beliefs close to Shamanism and Animism which are close to Hindu philosophy
Air Arabia is one of teh top airlines from the Middle East and is the flagsip of the saudi State. it is almost entirely owned by the Saudi royal family and is considered a budget airline.
India an Pakistan are locked in combat and its genesis is the creation of a theocratic Paakistan. There appears no soltion till one or the other protagonist is vanquished
OROP is the most contentious issue bugging the Indian armed forces. Unfortunately part of this problem is the creation of the Chiefs of Staff of the 3 services. The road ahead appears rocky.
Mahmud of Ghazni is a figure, both reviled and respected in World history.He was a great raider, but also had streaks of compassion and artistic temperment. He is one of the greats from Central Asia.
One man stands heads above all other mariners is the Portuguese Vasco Da Gama who in 1498 charted the sea route to India from Europe.
The Emperor Vikramaditiya is part of Hindu folk lore as a great and just king, but at the same time no realtime proof of him exists. Only the Bhavishya Puran mentions about him
The MIG 21 was inducted into the IAF during the time Krishna Menon was the Defense Minister. It remained the backbone of the IAF for 5 decades and and upgraded version is still in use.
Marilyn Monroe is an unforgetable star who died decades back, but such was her hold that she lives on as a icon and many women impersonate her. The latest is Erika Smith and she does a good job of it
Mumbai is the gateway to India. The British nursed this city to greatness and the first horse drawn trams appeared in 1874. In 1907, the electric tram appeared. Now all tram services are stopped.
Porn is graphic representation of a relationship on the screen. It can add to a flagging sex life with your spouse, but excess can be deleterious as well
Islamic terror is spreading like a tidal wave and much of its sustenance is from the interpretation by clerics and Mullahs of their holy books
The Sikhs first came to China in 1900, when the 51 regiment was taken there, by the English. Earlier they had taken part in the Boxer rebellion and Opium wars. Sikhs after 1900 settled in Shanghai
Kaziranga is one of teh finest game and wild life preserves in the world. It is aUN heritage park and has the finest of Indian wild life. A place to visit and cherish
Bahadur Shah was the unwilling leader by the sepoys during the 1857 mutiny. He was tried and sentenced to exile at Rangoon in Burma and died in 1862. He was a romantic man fond of women and poetry
JL Nehru was prime minister of India for 17 years after the end of the Raj. He however was unsuited to being a political leader and reduced the prestige of India as well as standing as a Asian power.
Subhas Bose was a great leader from India who had differences with Gandhi and was arrested by the British. He escaped to Germany to fight for Indian independence
The US presidential election process has started and the US is faced with great danger in the form of the ISI and Daesh. George Bush unleased the demon, but now thw fact is the USA is under threat.
The Hill Railways of India are a class apart. Many of them have been classified as heritage railways bt the UNO. Almost the rail lines are the handiwork of the Raj.
France is under siege and a warlike situation prevails. One wonders what will happen next as gun battles with Islamic extremists rage in France and France bombs the ISIS havens in Syria
Paris attacks is handiwork of al Baghdadi of the ISIS. But a look back at history one can see that remo val of Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein is the genesis of this problem. the west gambled and lost
The First Duke of Welesley was a renowned soldier who reached the apex of his career when he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. He started his glorious career by storming the fortress of Sringapatnam
Baji Rao was one of the greatest Hindu warriors. He laid the foundation of the Maratha Empire and decimated the Moguls. He loved a Muslim princess named Mastani and this remains an enduring love story
The recent election in Bihar to the state assembly has resulted in the victory of Lalu Prasad yadav a conicted criminal in the Fodder scam. he was debarred from the election, yet was voted to power
Mahindra is the top Jeep and SUV manufacturer in India and is 25th on the Global list. Its latest offering th eXUV 500 is a delightful and affordable XUV that has set the Indians roads aflame
Lord Krishna stated that "Not a leaf moves without my will". This is a fact and many believe in it implicitly. An incident a decade back brings out the power of the Lord
The Pakistan army is the twin of the Indian army, but here the comparison ends as the unlike the Indian army it is embroiled in politics and has lost its professionalism. The result is massive defeats
Subhas Chanra Bose was a great leader. The most plausible theory is that Bose escaped to Russia and was imprisoned there. probably he came back and became a Sadhu and died in mid eighties
The UAE is a fine place, both liberal and progressive. I had an opportunity to sail with a pair of Arab girls on a luxury Sail Boat of a friend in the blue waters of the Arabian Sea
Many writers and poets have returned their national awards on the killing of a Muslim who had stored beef after killinga cow. Yet these secularists do not bat an eyelid if a Hindu is murdered
An election to state assembly is on in Bihar. The election is however not run on merits and noble principles of democracy, but on caste and clan lines, which are water tight compartments
Mao Tse Tung was the power broker in China for over 2 decades. He tried to propel China forward, but was also responsible for more deaths of ordinary Chinese than both Hitler and Stalin combined.
For years I am fond of cars, I have been lucky in owning cars which are reasonably class vehicles. I own BMW< Skoda and Ford Mustang and they give me a lost of satisfaction
Hinduism is arguably the oldest religion in the world. It has a rich and deep philosophy but some abhorrent practices have been part of Hinduism for centuries and were only removed during the Raj
A mob after being exorted to avenge killing of cows lynched to death a Muslim , just 60 km from Delhi. This shows that after 11 centuries Hindu fanatics are having the field to themselves
More than 20000 refugees have fled to Europe and numbers will most likely swell to millions. It will herald a clash like the Armageddon as forecast in the Bible with disasterous results
The Indian ex servicemen are agitating for a approved demand of better pension and perks. This demand was approved by parliament and is not sanctioned. Morale of the soldiers and airmen is thus low .
The UAE is a Sunni dominated Muslim state, but the tolerance envisaged in the koran is manifested here with religious places of worship being allowed of religions other than Islam
Danushkodi is on the southern tip of India located on an island just 15 miles from Sri Lanka. It was destroyed by a cyclone in 1964 and was never rebuilt, remaining a ghost town with an eerie
Heavyweight boxing is the most macho sport in the world and attracts millions. In the last century the epic battles between Ken Norton and Muhammed Ali is the stuff of which legends are made
Tsar Nicholas II was a dreamer as he launched an attack against Japan. It ended with a crushing naval defeat for the Russians and the Tsar tried to instil discipline with a court martial. It failed
The crow is a bird is associated with bad luck. The eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism also consider the crow as bad. But Tibetan Buddhism gives an exalted position to the crow.
Bahadur Shah Zafar was the titular head of the 1857 mutiny against the English Raj and paid a heavy price for it. His sons were executed and he was exiled to Rangoon where he died.
Adolf Hitler along with Subhas Bose formed the Indian Legion that fought alongside Hitler's army in Europe with the aim to free India from British yoke. The legion's record is unacknowledged.
The Chittor Fort is part of the glory of the Rajputs. Muslim rulers have coveted it and they finally razed it to earth. It was rebuilt and is a glorious place to visit
The world is aware of the black slave trade and their transportation from Africa to America, but a parallel slave trade of white men and women by the Arabs is not given the same importance.
Mahmud of Ghazni was a great Muslim general who founded the Ghaznavid empire and ruled over a large area. But he was a cruel soldier and executed 17 million of his opponents aftre many battles
Jwaharlal Nehru led the India political stage for 5 decades. but in the end he died a broken man, but now there is focus on his origin with a view to understand his irrational behaviour on kashmir
The Canberra, a light bomber was inducted into the IAF in the late fifties of the last century. It was phased out after 2 decades, during this span it was the foremost strike bomber of the AF
The Rajput women carried out jauhar which was death by ritual burning to escape capture by Muslims after the Rajputs were defeated. It was a brave but negative concept.