Balakot Strike: A Welcome Departure from Past Strategy of Restraint

Moving away from our traditional past restraint the Narendra Modi government recently decided to breach Pakistan’s air space and hit terrorist camps there. This is a significant departure from the country’s policy of not crossing the Line of Control (LoC). It is a big bold move, and as many would…

Hit Pakistan Where it Hurts Most and Win over Kashmiris

The unbridled angst and anger among people in India after the Pulwama attack on the CRPF convoy are understandable. The sight of the bodies of so many martyred Jawans wrapped in tricolor is overwhelming enough for all citizens of the country. Some of this pent-up emotion is even resulting in…

The Technology War Brewing Between China and the US

So, the war is out in open. Recently, the headline of an Op-ed piece in The Washington Post screams, `It is not a trade war with China. It is a tech war’. The Op-ed piece, penned by Michael Morell, former acting director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), elucidates that the…

How Tech Companies Are Leading The Fight Against Climate Change

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. The…

Wildlife Conservation is Our Collective Duty

A startling report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has given enough evidence of the dwindling wildlife population in the world. Nearly two-thirds of wildlife species have declined in just the past four decades. The WWF’s Living Planet report brought to my notice that from 1970 to 2014, 60 percent…

How Technology is Changing the Indian Transportation Sector

The recent decision of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to make a strategic investment in US-based SkyTran Inc, a company developing state of the art technology in the field of personal rapid transit systems, led me to pen down my thoughts on how technology can benefit the Indian transportation sector. The…

Saving the King of the Gir

The first time I saw a lion at the Gir National Park, I understood the meaning of the word majestic. Its dark mane, protruding ears, and fierce stare were mesmerizing. My first thought was that the lion is called the king of the beasts for all the right reasons. The…

Asian Games 2018, Shaping Indian Sports

India won 69 medals in Asian Games 2018 held at Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. With 15 gold, 24 silver, and 30 bronze, India surpassed its previous best from the 2010 Games in Guangzhou, China. Though India finished eighth, the sheer quality of their performance was a delight to watch. From…

Somnath shrine, an experience of serenity

During an argument about who holds higher authority over the universe, Brahma (the creator) and Vishnu (the operator) witnessed the fiery incarnation of Lord Shiva. In an urge to find the start and the end of this infinite radiant light, piercing through the three worlds, both the gods are believed…

New india’s preparedness to combat natural calamities

Harold Macmillan, the former British PM was once asked what was the most difficult thing about his job. “Events, my boy, events” was his famous reply. Put in more comprehensive terminology, things happen and takes the governments and the nations by sway, while we the most powerful of all animals…