China-Pakistan-North Korea Nexus

US has come out with a new set of sanctions with the objective of denying access to the US financial system to any country that trades with or finances trade with North Korea. China has promised both at the UN Security Council and General Assembly to give effect to the sanctions against North Korea. But China has not as yet made any significant attempts to rein in North Korea. China’s links with North Korea go beyond the standard parameters of global commerce. The most apposite illustration in this regard is the case of DHID, which became a front for the … Continue reading China-Pakistan-North Korea Nexus

अमेरिका की अफगानिस्तान नीति और भारत

अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप की हाल में जारी की गई दक्षिण एशिया और अफगानिस्तान की नीति से अफगानिस्तान में स्थायित्व की संभावनाएं जगी हैं। अमेरिकी सरकार की इस नीति में भारत के लिए भी गहरे अर्थ छिपे हुए हैं। गौरतलब … Continue reading अमेरिका की अफगानिस्तान नीति और भारत

Survival of GCC at stake..

As is well known, the current crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was caused by the decision of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, followed later by a few others, to cut off diplomatic relations as well as trade and transport links with Qatar. Well-wishers of the GCC, which had escaped the ravages of what started as the Arab Spring in 2011, have reason to be deeply disappointed. The crisis is getting worse by the day primarily for two reasons. First, Qatar’s adversaries seem determined to punish it whatever be the cost thereof in terms of … Continue reading Survival of GCC at stake..

About The Fastest Growing Currency : Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a word most of us have heard somewhere or the other. However, most of us have only a minuscule knowledge about it. Through this article, I would like to throw some light on this latest revolution. ABOUT BITCOIN Bitcoin is a crypto currency. Simply put, it is a digital form of money. It was designed by Satoshi Nakamoto. Interestingly, no one knows whether Satoshi Nakamoto is a real person or a group of programmers using this pseudonym. HOW BITCOIN WORKS Bitcoin is different from the app based wallets that we are used to, like Paytm and Freecharge. While … Continue reading About The Fastest Growing Currency : Bitcoin

A KILL SWITCH to neutralize Ransomware attacks

Recently the computer servers of many companies and organisations in Europe, United States of America (USA), Ukraine, and  Russia were paralysed by a ransomware cyber-attack dubbed as “Petya”, A mass scale cyber attack. All the affected computers displayed a ransom note in which the attackers demanded US$ 300 in bitcoin currency as a ransom. Most of the damage caused by the Petya ransomware was on Ukrainian systems, This has led to Ukraine blaming the Russian security services for the attack. But there are evidence that Russia’s largest oil conglomerate ROSNEFT was also hit by Petya. This attack came a month after two … Continue reading A KILL SWITCH to neutralize Ransomware attacks

Involvement Of Youth In Crimes

These days the news of thief, burglary and murders have increased but what is more threatening is that average age of criminals are decreasing day by day. Many reports suggest an increase in involvement of youth in crimes and this phenomenon has reached an alarming level. Many experts are of view that unemployment is the foremost cause of increased crime rate among youth. Many young graduates restore to looting and stealing of valuable items to meet their daily money needs. Lack of jobs are a great cause of frustration among young people. A study has confirmed that at-least 60% of … Continue reading Involvement Of Youth In Crimes

French Presidential Elections and the Busting of the Right Wing Myth

France’s presidential elections viz. the electing of Emmanuel Macron’ is being touted as the saviour of the liberal democratic tradition, and the buster of the recently formulated myth. The myth that the right wing ideology has been sweeping the globe with the rise of the extremists.  To the people unaware of the news, Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest president, and it’s youngest head of the state after Napolean Bonaparte, by defeating Marine Le Pen’s Front National. Macron’s election campaign was an interesting take on the issue of right and the left wing, wherein, he portrayed himself and his party as … Continue reading French Presidential Elections and the Busting of the Right Wing Myth

The North Korea Threat – War Against America

IN BRIEF North Korea is a “small country, far-away, about which we know little,” to paraphrase a fateful comment in defense of appeasement from the 1938 crisis over Czechoslovakia. But there is one thing every American needs to know about far-away North Korea: its rulers are on a methodical and relentless quest for the capability to hit America with nuclear weapons. The nuclear campaign that North Korea is planning against the United States is one it intends to win. It is formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK. Washington is badly unprepared to meet this threat, because too … Continue reading The North Korea Threat – War Against America

Defence: As good As Attack

  It is said that to attack is the best defence. However, when everyone will attack then it is for sure that no one will survive.  The world has become more turbulent and unstable in 21st century. With some rogue nations such as Pakistan and North Korea acquiring nuclear capabilities made the world a dangerous place to be in. Everyone knows how dangerous a nuclear bomb could be. Developing a weapon of mass destruction was easy, yet to have a defence from this danger is elusive dream. North Korea is in limelight since a year or so for all bad reasons. … Continue reading Defence: As good As Attack

THE ART OF DECEPTION: THE RICH V/S THE POOR DEBATE

  A report by Oxfam reads that the 8 richest people in the world owned approximately 50% of the word’s wealth. Its report “An economy for the 99%” states that “New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to this extreme, unsustainable and unjust point.” I couldn’t help but wonder as to how could that be possible? Was it because … Continue reading THE ART OF DECEPTION: THE RICH V/S THE POOR DEBATE

SOUTH SUDAN IS FIGHTING AGAINST FAMINE

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Famine is the biggest single crisis facing our planet right now. Across East Africa, 16 million people face starvation. Men, women and children are dying, every day. It’s bigger than any food shortage we’ve ever seen before. It’s so vast a problem that it’s almost hard to know how to tackle it.

South Sudan’s famine has conflict at its very heart. A bitter civil war that’s raged since 2013 sends deadly ripples across the country. I walked around a village, once a thriving community with homes, a school, a soul. But it had been attacked, the people were chased away, and their crops withered and died. That’s where the hunger comes from. If Continue reading “SOUTH SUDAN IS FIGHTING AGAINST FAMINE”

The Central Asia Politics Over Silk Road

It wasn’t until the second century BC that ancient China arguably discovered the true potential of Central Asia’s geostrategic golden ticket. As the then-reigning Han Dynasty set out to formally establish a network of trade routes crisscrossing the region, later christened as the Silk Road, it realized that the Eurasian gateway was the perfect conduit to carry its political, economic, and cultural influence to the eastern frontiers of the Roman Empire, the present day Middle East and South Asia. Combined with marine routes of the time, the Silk Road not only became an important passage for subsequent Chinese rulers to trade in spices, silk, and slaves but also helped them exchange news ideas in science, arts, religion, literature, and crafts.

Almost 700 years after the decline of the ancient trade network, China, in its modern avatar as the world’s second largest economy, is aspiring to replicate that old glory and influence through a revival of its historical Silk Road. And once again it has turned to its old neighbors and allies in Central Asia to capitalize on the region’s geostrategic advantage. The new reincarnation, known as the Silk Road Economic Belt or SREB, is China’s prodigiously bold economic ambition to connect with potentially 40 countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa. The vast economic corridors and infrastructural Continue reading “The Central Asia Politics Over Silk Road”

The States and their Gun obsession

The States and their law enforcement are never complete without the usage of weaponries. With the passage of time, the usage of a gun has become an intricate part of the state system. This can be perceived from the distribution of gun licenses to the civilians in the name of self-defence. Unfortunately, usage of any kind of weaponry whether lethal or non-lethal results into damage which cannot be undone. Irrespective of any innovation in the usage of guns to bring down the number of casualties- lethal or non-lethal –is not what we need today. For us, indeed the entire world, a … Continue reading The States and their Gun obsession

THE CHANGING NATURE OF EDUCATION

In this era of globalisation, the interdependency of nation is not restricted to the competitive paradigm of international trade and commerce. It has far reaching impact on the regional, national and intra national diversity of a country, which includes rapid demographic, social, and economic change. Its influence can be perceived from the constantly evolving social norms, and the concept of education is no different to this change. Education viz. knowing the knowable’ is a vital part of our existence. It determines our efficiency, response and conduct towards a country’s resources. The better the quality, the higher moral resource of a … Continue reading THE CHANGING NATURE OF EDUCATION

WHY BOOKS AND SCRIPTURES SHOULD NOT BE CENSORED?

Censorship is defined as a suppression or prohibition of any part of a book, film, news, idea, speech, content etc. that is considered obscene, politically & ideologically unacceptable, a threat to security, or is offensive towards a group of people. It is generally performed upon an establishment consisting of ideas, visuals, rhetoric etc. that is based upon a specific view of life. The mass burning of books, the banning of books in countries, removal of chapters etc. from course books, are some prime examples of censorship of books. The idea of censorship on books is not a new concept. A … Continue reading WHY BOOKS AND SCRIPTURES SHOULD NOT BE CENSORED?

Rise Of Xenophobia In Western Countries

In today’s era people are migrating in large numbers to western countries for better career prospectus and life. And it has accelerated Xenophobia in the people of those countries. Xenophobia refers to fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners. The fear of losing identity and desire to eliminate their presence to secure a presumed purity often gave rise to discriminatory attitudes and behavior towards foreigners. Such incidents has gained momentum in recent years so there is strong need to find its solution to safeguard the interest of foreign nationals. In my opinion both government and individuals should work together to curb … Continue reading Rise Of Xenophobia In Western Countries