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Together for Peace, On International Peace Day 2017

International Peace Day, also popularly known as World Peace Day is an annual festival observed by 193 member nations of UN. The day is focused on commemorating and strengthening peace within the nation and amongst people. This year it was observed on21st September with the theme “Together global campaign”, which aims to achieve respect, safety, and dignity for all.” The celebrations had started 100 days prior to the peace day with the launch of’The PeaceCrane

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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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Pakistani Strategic Culture: False Invincibility or Persistent Revisionism?

The issue of revisionism is a strange and important one in International relations discourse. Revisionist states, simply put, are the ones wanting to revise the status quo. Tacit or explicit consent to the status quo leads to long term detrimental effects to their interests in their national security calculation and perception. The most persuasive of the justifications of revisionism is encapsulated in the following dictum: In a race as in the case of the International

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Pakistani Nuclear Politics: Slippery Slope which strengthens Military Gum Boots

According to me, mainstreaming a nuclear Pakistan with a nuclear deal at current stage is a slippery slope which will only strengthen the military gum boots in Pakistan. A new report by the Carnegie-Stimson[1] collaboration proposes that Pakistan consider the following five nuclear weapon-related initiatives: • Shift declaratory policy from “full spectrum” to “strategic” deterrence. • Commit to a recessed deterrence posture and limit production of short-range delivery vehicles and tactical nuclear weapons. • Lift Pakistan’s

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Re-Discovering Paradise- #TheBeachTrail2017

Once you see a movie, and it leaves a lasting impression on you, its probably going to settle in some part of your head until you make peace with your mind to doing what the movie does. It never always possible make this peace with our mind. I had one such opportunity recently trying to transition from being a spectator to a character in a movie. From ‘being Kartik’ to ‘being Richard’, I chose to

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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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Rakhi

On this rakhi, for all the brothers who kept waiting for their rakhi, but it never came. एक राखी ही तो थी तो क्या हुआ जो नहीं भेजी इस बार चंद धागे ही तो हैं जो ज़रा सा ज़ोर लगाओगे तो वैसे भी टूट जायेंगे एक राखी ही तो थी इससे रिश्ते थोड़े ही बंधते हैं गर प्यार होता भाई और बेहेन में तो राखी की क्या ज़रुरत पड़ती? राखी और भाई बेहेन के रिश्ते

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‘Spy’ Review: The one Hollywood flick that’s unavoidable

Director: Paul Feig Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Bryne, Miranda Hart What’s it about: Susan Cooper is a fat, unattractive lady who works behind-the-scenes at the CIA. The Woman Friday to the field agents kinda job. The one she was backing and had fallen in love with is called Bradley Fine. Like Susan, Bradley is also the best in the business. The love though as between any hot guy and a not-so-hot girl is as

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