Category Archives: Opinions

PM’s Speech at UN General Assembly

  Your Excellency, President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first of all congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to the presidency of the 68th…

SC gives Right to Reject

  In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday gave the citizens of India the right to reject all candidates in elections. Hearing a petition filed by the People’s…

The Blood Telegram: 1971 War

  Extracted from ‘The Blood Telegram: India’s Secret War in East Pakistan’ by Gary J Bass (Random House India)   On December 7, Lieutenant General AAK Niazi, the commander of…

President Putin: A Plea for Caution From Russia (an open letter)

  The American people are used to being addressed by an American President. Not a Russian one. But now russian President Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to…

BRICS: Why it matters ??

  Author: Parveen Kaswan (Follow for more updates) At the first Bric summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2009, then member states India, Brazil, Russia,  and China expressed mounting discontentment with the inertia in the Bretton Woods institutions (the…

Notebook Drive : Truckload of Books

  Compiled By: Parveen Kaswan (He did his masters from Indian Institute of Science ( Bangalore ) and was part of the NoteBook Drive)   “If the poor boy cannot…

Pak strategy: Deny India nuclear victory

  The guardians of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal are trained to keep secrets. Here are excerpts in two parts from a conjectural essay by Michael Krepon based on a limited public…

The Possibility of Humanitarian Intervention – Noam Chomsky

  Are states moral agents? Noam Chomsky December 01, 1993   The first question that comes to mind about “humanitarian intervention” is whether the category exists. Are states moral agents?…

Japan’s Democratic Security Diamond and India

  Author: Mr. Shankar Dev Sino-Japanese conflicts having a longer history than Indian national congress, reached its zenith during the Second Sino-Japanese War(1937-45) – in sync with WW-II.  But in…

NSA on Cyber Security

  Speech by Shri Shivshankar Menon, National Security Advisor at Fourth International Meeting of High Level Officials Responsible for Security, Vladivostok (July 04, 2013) Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and…