H. Hawksley’s Dragon Fire – China & Pakistan Gang-up Against India

Humphrey Hawksley’s novel was published in the year 2000 in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, and then the subsequent Kargil War. The subcontinent was then considered as the ‘most dangerous place on earth’. Twenty years later, his doomsday scenario holds more relevant and closer to realization that ever before….

Pakistani Bitch & the Chinese Witch– Preparing for a Two-Front War?

  There is spring in Pakistan’s steps since the current India-China standoff began in Ladakh two months back. The prospect of a ‘limited’ border war between the two Asian giants provides Pakistan with a window of opportunity to attempt its own misadventures in the Kashmir Valley. Whether Pakistan is doing China’s bidding, or is jumping…

शूल सी चुभ रही ये चुप्पी (कविता)

शूल-सी चुभ रही ये चुप्पी ! सवाल पूछती, जवाब तलाशती ये चुप्पी ! (2) है उन भालों-सी कटीली, जो घमासान में खुलकर चले। 4। है उन पत्थरों-सी पैनी, जो सैनिकों पर काल बन बरसे।6। है उन शिलाओं-सी नुकीली, जिन पर धक्कामुक्की कर रहे, हिन्दी-चीनी चोटियों से गिरे।9। है उन तानों-सी तल्ख, जो चमनों-चंगुओं ने, नेता,…

Lt.Gen. Sagat Singh -A Veritable Superhero!

The Chief of the Army Staff or the Field Marshals do not conduct on-ground operations during a skirmish, a battle or a war, but local commanders do. Quite by design, India has chosen to ignore the heroics of such diehards, the most prominent among them being Lt.Gen. Sagat Singh of the 3rd Gorkha Rifles. Perhaps…