Jodo, not Todo
Congress scion Rahul Gandhi is about to complete yet another attempt to revive his flagging political fortunes in the form a a countrywide march. As per its official website – “The aim of this Yatra is to unite India; to come together and strengthen our nation…. to raise their voice against the economic, social and…
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WhatsApp, Privacy and Me
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Gen Thimayya’s Resignation – Statement by Pt Nehru in Parliament and debate – 02 Sep 1959
In Aug 1959, Gen Thimayya submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister. There was a furore in the papers and in parliament, with questions being raised about the reasons behind it. Nehru gave a statement in parliament about the resignation. Here is the full text of his statement and the limited debate that followed.
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CDS and DMA – Penny Wise Pound Foolish?
Faulty decision by CDS and DMA raises questions about ability to provide sound advice to government
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Indo-Nepal Border Dispute – An Explainer
An explainer on the Indo-Nepal border dispute, based on articles /open source inputs. Received from a friend on social media Historical Background · Anglo-Nepal Treaty of Sugauli of 1816. The treaty determines the Kali river as the western boundary between British India and Nepal. Nepal has produced an East India Company map from the archives to…
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The “White Mutiny” of Monghyr 1776
A lesser known mutiny during the early stages of the Raj was one by British officers in 1776
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Crisis of Confidence
The crisis of command between the COAS and the environment is alarming, and needs to be resolved at the earliest.
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As teachers go, he was unusual. A short, bulky Khalsa with the customary bushy beard, with eyebrows to match, Naib Risaldar Gulzar Singh was my D&M (Driving and Maintenance) instructor when I joined the Regiment back in 1990. He was universally known as Nanda Sahib, although that wasn’t his actual name. Apparently when…
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Rupnagar “Treaty” of 1831 – The Meeting Between Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and Lord Bentinck
In October 1831, the small town of Rupnagar (Ropar) on the banks of Sutlej witnessed a historic meeting between Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and Lord William Bentnick, the Governor General of Indian territory under the East India Company. Over eight days of festivities, military reviews, entertainment and feasting, each side tried to outdo the other in show…
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