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Poisonous creed of communism corroding entrails of democracy

"The communist strategy is simple,” philosopher Ram Swarup wrote in his Communists under Communism (1955).

05 Aug 2017

Saffron spread across nation punctures the Congress’ pride

It seems that the ‘last days of loud-mouthed Lalu Yadav’ are here at last.

05 Aug 2017

New challenges in SAARC as India slams Pak intransigence

A few days before he was forced to resign by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, in the face of corruption charges, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif was busy visiting the Maldives.

05 Aug 2017

China can manipulate Islamabad’s instability to heighten Indo-Pak border tension

India, Pakistan and China share numerous links, including merging borders, legal and illicit trade along those and differing degrees of exposure to the vagaries of British colonial rule.

05 Aug 2017

New tons of knowledge.... to keep you up and running!

The message “MERRY XMAS TO ALL” was sent in coded form by a math prof to all his friends by replacing all the letters with digits.

05 Aug 2017

Accreditation by third party agencies needs a six-pack body

A study by UNESCO in 2007 points out to various academic frauds in higher education across the world and included slippage in the virtuous accreditation process to a vicious one.

29 Jul 2017

In the wake of lynchings, spare a thought for the cow

The perception created over lynching of Muslims by Gau Rakshaks is hugely distorted.

29 Jul 2017

Fee schools and free schools: the wedge is widening

The Ministry of Human Resource Development recently constituted a committee to prepare the draft National Policy on Education.

29 Jul 2017

India, China cannot withdraw without some loss of face. and war is no option

For the last few weeks, Indian media is completely taken up by what is happening in the vicinity of Tri-junction where India, China and Bhutan meet.

29 Jul 2017

Chess a thought... to exercise those grey cells!

Okay here’s the thing. Now that computers have beaten the best human grandmasters in chess, presumably they would be able to solve the toughest chess problems too because of brute number crunching pow

29 Jul 2017

New act fails to save disabled workers from getting fired

Srikanth Bolla, CEO and founder of Bollant Industries and first international blind student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had once said:

22 Jul 2017

Stop partisan bickering, defuse explosive issues

There is never a dull moment in the Indian Politics. No respite from lightning and thunder sans the rain. Much time is wasted in pointless posturing, while burning national issues await resolution.

22 Jul 2017

Modi Govt’s border policy appears to have rattled China

Few Indians have heard of the Doklam Plateau located astride the borders of Tibet, Bhutan and India’s Sikkim.

22 Jul 2017

The Dragon’s thunder and lightning across the border signifies nothing

A greements in foreign policy often have a gestation period before the covert becomes overt and ramifications start unravelling.

22 Jul 2017

Tough weak ahead.... with a precocious kid for company!

Four-year-old Gina has a brand new set of bright green alphabet blocks. Each of the four blocks has a single letter on each of its six sides.

22 Jul 2017

Insecure pseudo intellectuals stoking campus unrest

A planned, deliberate exercise is being undertaken by sections of frustrated, desperate and ideologically isolated faculty and students to denigrate and destabilise prestigious educational institution

15 Jul 2017

Midas, Cloning and the quest for eternal life

Midas, king of Phrygia, was granted a boon by Bacchus: Whatever the king touched, would turn to gold.

15 Jul 2017

Values of love and righteous conduct can curb violence

Violence and terrorism are on the rise all around, and the sense of insecurity and apprehension impacts one and all.

15 Jul 2017

From Rakshaks to Rakshasas: when mythology is misunderstood and misused

The present mythology boom is not the worst thing to have happened to Indian publishing since an IIT/IIM graduate gave up a career in banking to take up writing.

15 Jul 2017

Drug underdose....  and health bottled in one jar!

Even after I admitted to a blunder in my eighth clue to the film puzzle as “Turning blue (1995; 3)” and NOT “Turning blue (1990; 3)” like it was published earlier, there have been no correct answers.

15 Jul 2017

Bragging rites .... or being Mr Goofy!

Let me tell you something about myself without bragging.

08 Jul 2017