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NSG is not strategic but the strategic involves NSG

NSG is not worth the effort but process wise it’s important to make the effort to enter. Good Indo-US relations are worth the effort. If US does not involve itself in Asia, India, Japan and others can’t do anything about China.   China does not forget, it will never forget it’s century of humiliation before 1949 and Chinese are very hard working people and PLA is a party state army, the only army that serves

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15 Offbeat Hill Stations to Visit this Summer Part 2

Askot An erstwhile princely state, the Himalayan town of Askot is located in Pithoragarh district of the state of Uttarakhand. The town is popular for the Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, an important site for the conservation of the musk deer. At an elevation of 3,629 ft, Panchuli and Chiplakot peaks form the backdrop for Askot. The town has Nepal to the east, Almora to the west, Pithoragarh to the south and Tibet to the north. The spectacular natural beauty with the Kumaon range forming a stunning backdrop is bound mesmerize you completely. Do not

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Things To Be Beware In Bali

Having been to Bali recently, I thought to share a guide to the lovely island. I booked my holidays via a travel agent because South East Asia looks to be a troubled place on the internet for all kinds of nonsense. Bali, though is a wonderful place. Beaches, Bikini Babes and some great sights make the island a must see for travel enthusiasts. The island city though has had its share of troubles. In October of 2002, Kuta, a very

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Crime India

Is Capital Punishment Justified? A Holistic Perspective

In recent times we witnessed capital punishment being awarded to two terrorists – Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru. This has given rise to a lot of debates regarding the plausibility and humaneness of the verdict. Is offering the noose the best way to teach someone a lesson? How can lesson be learnt after death? This makes capital punishment more of a way of teaching the society a lesson rather than the criminal himself. Isn’t it a

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Letter to a Jihadi

Dear Mr Jihadi, I’m writing this letter on behalf of my few friends around me. Here I want to acknowledge that you and your men have made the world learn how to push the limit of inhumanity to the next level each time you execute a mass killing project. Sometimes I wonder, what kind of thought process a man needs to conceive this level of reasonless cruelty and hatred.  But then, out of curiosity I

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Why Sex Has Become The Only Strong Attraction

Santosh Desai, who writes the column City City Bang Bang for the Times of India, is one of the very few of what I would call the Thinking Man’s Journalist. When most other news articles across various media are filled with details and opinions, his are the rare exceptions, filled with an honest and unbiased analysis of the issue at hand. In  TOI, he wrote about the whole furore over Dr Harsh Vardhan’s comment on

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An Insight into the minds of Pakistani hockey players

Sporting encounters between India & Pakistan are the epitome of fierce rivalry. Over-the-top & exaggerated celebrations by the winning team are very common. But the ‘celebrations’ carried out by Pakistan hockey team after the semifinals match against India in Champions Trophy held recently crossed all the limits of exuberation and decency. Spirit of sports was sacrificed at the altar of a ‘middle-finger’. Pakistan hockey team thereafter is in the eye of a storm and has

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Modiji: Enjoy spring 2016, 2017 will be game of thornes

  Politics is often thought to be only about winning elections. However, its more about what happens between elections that result in those electoral sweeps or washouts. India is now gearing up for assembly elections in 5 states – Bengal, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Assam. The ruling party at the Centre has always been the focus and under scrutiny when states go to polls and the same question is always asked. Is this a

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Types Of Young Women In Delhi

The Behenji: The behenji is the stalwart of the Indian middle class. Normally travels by bus or can be seen haggling in the street corner to take an auto. Wears a suit to please the parents but wears jeans while going out with friends. Jeans are normally boot cuts with large embellishments and embroidery on the back that makes it easy to distinguish from normal women. Thinks she knows English but drops grammatical gems like “I

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Rehan Poncha’s Open Letter To Narendra Modi

A letter to the most powerful man in the country! I would appreciate it if you could share this post so it reaches many! Thank you! Dear Mr. Narendra Modi, I write to you as an athlete of the country you lead and have been elected to better. Amidst the hysteria around the football World Cup, a news channel broke the story of a few MLA’s who were going to Brazil to watch the World

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