If politics was a game of chess then PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah are its Magnus Carlsen and Vishwanathan Anand playing on the same side. By nominating Sadhvi Pragya from the prestigious seat of Bhopal, BJP has not only thrown the Congress in a quandary but also have left the Lutyens’ liberals frothing from their mouths. As always in the game … Continue reading BJP plays a masterstroke with Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination
Defining Hindu, Hinduism and “who is a Hindu” has mystified many till date. Some have broadly defined Hinduism as the “way of life” and not a religion. Very few have come up with a thought process of clearly defining the Hindu identity which binds this nation together. What has been the secret ingredient which the Hindus possess; that after more than 1200 years of brutal … Continue reading Savarkar, Swamy and Hindutva
Ajith – The Kollywood mass sensation is a household name in the south especially Tamil Nadu. What makes ‘Thala’ Ajith (he is affectionately referred as “Thala” by his fans) a darling among millions of his fans across the tamil speaking populace in India? Ajith, a very serious motor sport & aeromodelling aficionado, ventured into cinema only to clear his debts incurred in a garments export … Continue reading ‘Thala’ Ajith – The ultimate Kollywood mass hero!
The Battle of Pratapgarh has been etched in our memory for couple of reasons. One, a legend was born who then went on to establish a very successful Maratha empire. Two, the tactical brilliance with which, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj outsmarted and outwitted his nemesis Afzal Khan; defeating him in an epic encounter. This episode from history and broadly the lifestyle and rule of Shivaji Maharaj gives us … Continue reading Shivaji Maharaj and Software development methodology
August has been a terrible month for Afghanistan. It started with the lightening-speed at which the Taliban captured territories culminating with the takeover of Kabul amidst no opposition from the Afghanistan’s republic forces; who by then had completely lost the will to fight the war. The US and its NATO allies besides other countries are racing to get their people out of Afghanistan with a … Continue reading Janus-faced Pakistan: The real culprit behind Afghanistan’s turmoil
Year: Jan 2020 Place: Somewhere in Kohima Kohima, the sleepy capital of India’s northeastern state Nagaland was turning out to be the final battleground for the Indian security forces and the Insurgent militant group which had created havoc and panic for almost four decades. Kohima has seen its fair share of war. One is reminded of the bloody Battle of Kohima which brought the then … Continue reading The long night of Kohima
“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad,” the Pentagon said in a statement announcing the death of Qassem Soleimani, a commander of Iran’s military forces in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere throughout the Middle East. Qassem Soleimani, was the all powerful military commander of the Iran’s feared Al-Quds force, a expeditionary wing of … Continue reading Who was Qassem Soleimani? How his assassination will affect India?
It has been more than twenty days since the announcement of assembly election results, the state of Maharashtra is yet to get a popular government. As many as 29 farmers have committed suicide in the last twenty days; but the Maharashtrian political musical chair is far from over. What seemed to be a clear mandate for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine; has been completely disregarded by … Continue reading Never-ending political musical chair in Maharashtra