Gandhi’s South African Train Journey Didn’t Change His Life

Gandhi's South African Train Journey

On the seventh or eighth day after my arrival, I left Durban. A first-class seat was booked for me. It was usual there to pay five shillings extra, if one needed a bedding. Abdulla Sheth insisted that I should book one bedding but, out of obstinacy and pride and with a view to saving five …

Is India a Nuke Power or Is It a Sophomore Kid?

India a nuke power

There are five NPT nuke powers: the US, Russia, China, France and the UK; three non-NPT nuke powers: India, Pakistan, and North Korea; and one undeclared nuke power: Isreal. Out of these, China is the only one which has no first use policy. Isreal has around 80 nukes but won’t declare them till it has …

Sangh Mukt Bharat Is Necessary

Recently I have finished reading Mushrif’s book “Who Killed Karkare”. I agree it is very speculative and conspiracy theory oriented book, which generally doesn’t get accepted in the mainstream intelligentsia. But, even if 20% of what he has written in the book is true, it is a serious cause of concern. IB, Sanghis (Pune Brahmins), …

WB Debacle: The Opportunity For the Left

To be very frank, I have never experienced the Leftist politics first hand. Whatever I have read in books, written by right wingers, leaves an impression that though there is less corruption at the top level in the party, but, at the local level, they institutionalize corruption through local police; i.e., the bribe collected by …

AAP, the National Party (?)

Technically speaking, there are at present only three national parties in India: BJP, Congress, CPI(M). So, in a way, Jaitely is correct that the Federal Front of regional parties as being proposed by Manta Banerjee shall not have a national appeal. For the same reason, Nitish Kumar is also correct that no anti-BJP front can …

President’s Rule in Uttarkhand Is Beyond Political Parties

First published on 30.03.2016 The imposition of President’s rule in Uttarkhand is so frivolous that it ceases to be an issue of political parties. It raises questions about the credibility of the political systems per se. The politics have many variations in the spectrum bounded by two ends of outright autocracy and complete anarchy. The …

Intelligence Agencies and Intelligence Officers May Die!

I hear that an alleged Indian Navy commander allegedly operating as a RAW agent in Pakistan has been caught by the Pakistan government. I think these intelligence agencies are the biggest attack on humanity. If one were to read Dhar’s book “Open Secrets” on the working of IB, one would learn that the intelligence officers …