Monday, July 4, 2022

Opinions

RUSSIA & JAPAN AND THE DISPUTE OF KURIL ISLANDS

The general knowledge of time on the island depends, curiously enough, on the direction of the wind” quipped John Millington Syne. As the Russia-Ukraine War ravages in the third month, the winds in Kuril Islands are heating up once again with Japan reviving the dispute of Kuril Islands fiercely. Kuril Islands are a group of […]


“Hijab”…‘We Will see’

The Hijab row has not ended and will resurface itself once the apex court starts hearing on the special leave petition field by one of the Muslim students challenging the Karnataka High Court’s verdict. The said petition was mentioned twice before the bench comprising the CJI for urgent listing, but the “we will see” remark […]


BIGGER INDIAN NAVY TO COUNTER CHINA

In 1829, Sir Walter Raleigh, the British adventurer remarked “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade, whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself”. In 1998, soon after taking over as the Defence Minister of India, George Fernandes called China as India’s No. 1 […]


HARMONIZING WITH THE DIVINE ORDER

Guru Granth Sahib, eternal Guru of the Sikhs, attributes all happenings of life to “Hukam”, a word derived from Arabic meaning “Divine Order”. So much is the importance given that this word appears on its very first page with the entire Gurmat wisdom revolving around it. ‘Hukam rajai chalna, Nanak likhiye naal’ (O Nanak, thou […]


SRI LANKA ON A SLIPPERY SURFACE

No one understands Jordan Peterson’s quote better than Sri Lanka “You may say, ‘Well dragons don’t exist’. It’s, like, yes, they do – the category “predator” and the category “dragon” are the same category. It absolutely exists. It’s a superordinate category. It exists absolutely more than anything else. In fact, it really exists”. Sri Lanka […]


VENEZUELA:IN THE FIRING LINE OF USA

Situated in the far distance on the northern top of the South American continent, lies Venezuela which is a beautiful country with immense natural beauty and the world’s known largest oil reserves and has been one of the world’s largest exporters of oil. And it is this very oil which has put Venezuela in the […]


TAIWAN:THE NEXT GLOBAL FLASHPOINT

As kids we all were fond of hearing and reading various moral stories. One of the most popular ones was that of two cats fighting over a loaf of bread. A monkey volunteers to help the two cats and suggests them to divide it equally between both of them. The cats express their inability to […]


WHEN THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK

I was interrupted by a phone call from my bank service provider enquiring if I had made a financial transaction to which I replied in the negative. ‘Sirjee, you have been duped by a fraudster’. My heart skipped a beat and I felt blood drain from my face when I realized that almost three lakh […]


KASHMIRI PANDITS: THE NATION OWES THEM JUSTICE

As the recently released movie “The Kashmir Files” roars its way to become a box office hit, as the lead actors of the film are appreciated for their stellar performances, as the politicians as usual slugfest over this sensitive issue, as the common man fights with his friends and relatives over this movie affecting his […]


AFTER UKRAINE, WHAT’S NEXT ON THE RADAR OF RUSSIA

With Kherson falling to the Russian armed forces on 05 March 2022, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War is now entering a decisive phase. It is a matter of time before the other cities of Ukraine too fall to the Russians. This war too shall end like all other wars seen in the world’s history. No war […]