Detailed Historical Context to India-Pakistan Kashmir Issue, Recent NSA Talks and the Way Ahead


The recent NSA talks have - as the author had predicted - been called off by Pakistan.  Numerous analysts and commentators in India and the its opposition parties - including the various intriguing folks in Pakistan - have been coming up with their own versions of the situation.The author finds discussion of central and most critical facts completely missing in the larger discourse.  It is time we look into them.1.  Accession of Kashmir to India was Final: The Cabinet Mission memorandum, … [Read more...]

What is Rashtra Dharma or Duty to Nation: Chanakya-speak

What is Rashtra Dharma (or Duty to your Nation)?  Is it sucking up to the dynasties?  Or is it Unity, integrity, security and prosperity of your mother-land?Chanakya deals with these questions very effectively in this one interaction.  Whatever he says is still relevant... just replace Nand-vansh with Gandhi dynasty.  Same thing.  And honestly, this is the issue I have with Dr. Manmohan Singh.  Nothing has put him down in my eyes more than how he has collaborated with the plunderers and loote … [Read more...]

Rajiv Malhotra at Bhabha Atomic Research Center: Why Indian Civilizational challenge to Western Universalism is required

Rajeev Malhotra's work on Indic civilization is unique and without parallel.  He has written two books - Breaking India and Being Different.  And in the latter specifically, he discusses how Indian civilization can challenge the Western Univeralism - which rode on the back of Colonial aggression and stuffed on the colonized.  For India, the Indian Historians just took those prejudiced and jaundiced views and have taken on the task of deconstructing the Indian work in Science and ph … [Read more...]

Pakistan didn’t like Kashmiris having any dialog with India to resolve conflict, so killed moderates: Wikileaks

Despite circumstantial evidence to suggest this, the Indian Government and the "peaceniks" have been going on as if somehow there will be a change in the basic architecture of Pakistan's inherent "software" and it will abandon its terrorist ways.  Truth is that Pakistan has been inextricably linked to the ways of terrorism.New Wikileaks cables now show that Pakistan was instrumental in killing the moderate Kashmiri Separatist Fazal-ul-Qureshi.  It used Hizbul Mujahideen to carry out the act f … [Read more...]

Terrorist fund, Bureaucrats/Politicians enact, and Leftist Activists in India promote: Network of Human Rights Mafia in Kashmir and India

The mafia of the Politicians, Bureaucrats, Paid Media, Human Rights Activists and the Terrorists is ruining the country, but more so the Indian Defense Services.  When someone like VK Singh a person who wasn't a "Yes Man" comes along, he is targeted in every way.But in the normal course what happens in India when it comes to treatment of the Defense Forces is shocking!  Specially, when it comes to fighting insurgency and terrorism.  Look at the now famous/infamous "incident" that has been the s … [Read more...]

Lady who is responsible for mobilizing 85% of eye and 95% of skin donations in Mumbai from her community

Getting eyeballs, goal of many in the online businesses, has a completely different meaning for an incredible person in Mumbai - Kusum Vira.  She collects eyeball donations from her community for Mumbai.  85% of all the eye donations in Mumbai come from the Gujarati and Jain community.  500 eyeballs a year.  Not just the cornea donations, she is also passionate about Skin donation, which is needed in skin graft operations.  95% of all skin donations in Mumbai, again, come from the Gujarati comm … [Read more...]

Who the Heck is Markandey Katju to Canvas for Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunissa Kazi?

Lately India has become a "free for all".  Now, there is not even a pretense of being "above board" and impartial.  Markandey Katju, the ex-Justice and the present Chief of the Press Council of India has done it again.He had earlier discussed his disdain for Narendra Modi and a few other leaders.  And now he has been canvassing for pardon of sentences for those who have been charged for terrorist acts against people of India.We will get to the ridiculousness of his argument and those of ot … [Read more...]

Is a Healthy Economy based on a Happy Country?

Is it important to have high economic numbers like GDP etc, or have people who are really happy.  Here is an interesting discussion on the happiness index and measures. How do we measure the health of the economy by how happy we are? Several national leaders and economists are increasingly looking at their countries’ collective happiness. The small Kingdom of Bhutan doesn’t use GNP (Gross National Product) or GDP (Gross Domestic Product) but GNH – “Gross National Happiness” – to reflect the statu … [Read more...]