A TRUMP Of An Idea : To Hell With Greenland , I Shall Buy Kashmir

  Mere mention of Greenland turns his eyes green and causes his sandy hairs to stand-up . Chances are that Trump was not aware that the huge island is a white wasteland when he first raked up the small matter of its purchase. But subsequent disclosure did not dissuade him. He is anyway doing his…

A Longlist of Strategic Indian Meltdowns (1946-72 )

  PARTITION & KASHMIR That Jinnah was dying, Jawaharlal must have known. Dickie was his dear friend , whom he forced upon India, even as  Jinnah rudely ruled out the former’s wish to become the  First Governor-general of Independent Pakistan as well. With Jinnah gone in September 1948 , India might have bargained better in…

Pakistan’s Paranoia Regarding April 16-20 & The 21/4 Colombo Blasts

    On April 4 ,Indian security agencies had shared specific intelligence inputs with Sri Lanka that NJT (National Thoweeth Jamaat) could target  several churches and Indian High Commission in Colombo. Indian intel was based on interrogation of an ISIS suspect in their custody,who revealed that he had trained a Lankan operative.   On April…

Let Us Not Talk About China

India is obsessed with China’s development story.We are not only jealous of their military might and economic growth,but also the influence they wield all over the world.But they are  a fundamentally different system from ours,and it doesn’t pay much to compare our indicators. Let us take a look how and why –   1.) SKYNET…

Dulat & Duranni’s The SPY CHRONICLES

The Spy Chronicles: RAW,ISI and The Illusion Of Peace (2018) by A.S.Dulat,Asad Durrani and Aditya Sinha     I was tempted to read this book because of its name ,and the promise of revelations that a book penned by an ex-ISI Chief (1990-91) and an ex-RAW Chief (1999-2000) held .The book even begins with a…

Odd Myths Surrounding Terrorism

Leaders across the world react to terror strikes in a very predictable manner .They use slick words and clichéd phrases to express their horror and dismay. I would not stoop so low as to even discuss the most common myth,”terrorism has no religion.” For the sake of political expediency, leaders across the world have decided…

Hindus in Danger in Bangladesh

The IS has taken responsibility for the execution -style killing of a Hindu priest in Bangladesh.After many bloggers were slain last year,this killing demonstrates the resolve of  Jamait-e-Islami and other Muslim organizations to exterminate the last remaining Hindus in the Islamic Republic. Currently,Hindus make up 8.2 percent of the country’s population making them the third…