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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CQMH Abdul Hamid – the Hero of Asal Uttar


As the COAS visits the village of CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC, on the 52nd anniversary of his epic anti-tank battle, here is an extract from my book “Brave Men of War” about the hero of Asal Uttar.

Blogitorial

Aam Aadmi Khaas Baat


Latest in the series of embarrassing revelations about the ostentatious lifestyle that Aam Aadmi Party leaders, and in particular their supremo Arvind Kejriwal seem to leading, is a set of bills for catering at his official residence. Raised by The Delhi Tourism and Tpt Development Corporation, they are for meals provided by Taj Mahal Hotel

Politics

The PM’s Speech


I gaped at the screen in horror. The prime minister was addressing the nation – an unscheduled talk announced just 30 miutes back. It was ten minutes into the speech and my despair grew with every word he uttered. On the screen, he adjusted the mics and hiked his sleeves for the nth time, shuffled

Aam Aadmi

Breaking the Neo-Caste Barrier


An interesting, and for most of us, encouraging, phenomenon is visible in India today. It is the brick by brick dismantling of the neo-caste system in our society. Of course, the caste system per se was abolished by our constitution shortly after independence, yet the same independence slowly engendered this other, equally insidious neo-caste system

Aam Aadmi

Aam Aadmi Party and the demise of hope


The Aam Aadmi Party which began as a people’s movement to bring about change in politics has degenerated into yet another political party with all the ills and ails. This is because it’s been hijacked by the personal ambitions of an unscrupulous leader. To save the movement, the party needs to ditch the leader and restore its values.

Military

Send in the Army


The government shouldn’t hesitate to use the logistic and manpower resources of the Armed forces to alleviate sufferings of people over the Demonetisation

Blogitorial

An Open Letter to Aakar Patel


Dear Mr Patel, This is in response to your piece published in today’s TOI under a presumptuously named column ‘AakaarVani’. I’m writing this to correct you on some factual and a lot of perceptual errors that seem to behind almost every sentence in the piece. I’m writing in the hope that you may correct these,

Military

Heroes amongst us


A small initiative by a colony in Delhi to honour heroes among them during Diwali is something that is worth emulating.

Military

Aim before you shoot


A military operation has tactical and strategic aims. What were the strategic aim of the strikes under UPA?

Military

Another Wednesday


On A Wednesday, a common man took on terrorists on celluloid. On another, the Indian Army took on many more in real life.