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  • Mamata and Maoists A Failed Marriage?

    October 22, 2011 11:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It was September 20, 2011. The time was few minutes past 6 am. A man of wheatish complexion, averagely-built, draped in white full sleeve shirt and dark trousers; was walking towards a coaching centre at Pukuria village. It was quite... View Article

  • Dumb Complacency

    October 15, 2011 1:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Speaking to state police chiefs and intelligence officials on September 15, 2011, the Union Home Minister confessed frankly that the two recent bomb blasts in Mumbai and Delhi were a “blot” on the government’s record, with three Pakistan-based groups targeting... View Article

  • Mamata and Maoists A Failed Marriage?

    October 13, 2011 10:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It was September 20, 2011. The time was few minutes past 6 am. A man of wheatish complexion, averagely-built, draped in white full sleeve shirt and dark trousers; was walking towards a coaching centre at Pukuria village. It was quite... View Article

  • The Sindhol Power Struggle

    October 8, 2011 11:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Three more hydropower plants on the Mahanadi, which already has the Hirakud dam, will mean that the river will be dammed four times in a 100-km stretch, virtually killing it. To what lengths is the government prepared to go to... View Article

  • Killing The Crowning Glory Of Subcontinent’s Relationship

    October 1, 2011 12:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    What was supposed to be the singular example of how two neighbouring countries in South Asia could break all negatives to establish a worthy bilateral relationship, which others could follow, was destroyed at one stroke by a petulant Chief Minister... View Article

  • Are We A Soft State?

    September 24, 2011 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Eleven people were killed and at least 82 others injured in a powerful bomb blast on September 7, 2011, outside Delhi High Court. This bomb attack has been 20th strike in the capital since 1996, apart from numerous others all... View Article

  • A Dark Alley Of Sex Trade

    September 10, 2011 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Just behind the heart of darkness, every window up there is narrating an unending tale of smothering heights, a tale of choked and muffled cries. A tale of children born with a night sincerely promising no bright morning. Their lives... View Article

  • Civil society A New Threat For The Congress Party

    September 3, 2011 5:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Congress Party has suddenly discovered a new threat in “Civil Society,” not just to its own existence but by hyperbolic extension typical of the party from the days of “Indira is India” mindset, to the Indian democracy and stability... View Article

  • Defence Technologies Key To India’s Security

    August 13, 2011 12:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Primary key to India’s emergence as a successful global power lies on the ability to acquire and imbibe superior defence technologies in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. The resources of the West, both human and monetary, are overstretched... View Article

  • L’affaire Fai In Perspective

    August 6, 2011 1:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The practice of intelligence agencies floating and funding non-governmental organisations and even publishing houses for using them for PSYWAR purposes was born during the Second World War and extensively used during the subsequent Cold War against the former USSR and... View Article

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