April 2021

Reviewing ‘Sindh Hari Tehreek’

World War One brought in massive changes in the world and the Subcontinent too witnessed the shocks of such awful global disorder. After the war in its reactions, some movements like ‘Hijrat’ and ‘Khilafat’ were kicked…

Anatomy of a Solar Land Grab

Blatant Human Rights violations and forcible takeover of land in Mikir Bamuni Grant village for a 15MW Solar Power Project of Azure Power. State officials, especially form local and district…

Quid Pro Quo System

Written by Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant, Sandeep Pandey Narendra Modi once said he is a Gujarati and understands business. As time passes his business model is getting exposed and he…

Extremism is on the Rise in Israel

After neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, North Carolina, and then President Donald Trump responded by saying there were “good people on both sides,” people who abhor white supremacism stood up, took…

Antebellum America Redux

Many Americans can see for their own eyes how people from low income areas speak, due to the overwhelming news coverage ( finally ) of police killings of unarmed blacks.…

A Human’s Song

The pain of man wrings stories of pain from my pen I cannot write of happiness as the world weeps, weeps   on pyres and graves with smoke spiralling up…

Protecting “The Brook”

And out again, I curve and flow To join the brimming river, For men may come, and men may go, But I go on forever. The famous lines of the…

Water

A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a book, which discusses the relationships between water and life. The book may be freely downloaded and…

It is not enough !

It is not enough that you have eyes and ears You must see and listen It is not enough that you see and listen You must think also It is…

Waiting for the Cyber-Apocalypse

The Cold War Has Already Turned Hot — on the Internet America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes…

The RSS Story

  Suppliant to the Strong, but Formidable for the Feeble "Oh coward, you don't have the burden of the world in your hands." We, the Indians who worship heroes, are…

Chamoli and climate change

Chamoli April 23, 2021. Uttarakhand’s Chamoli District suffered flash flood yet again. [Ref.1] The previous one was on February 7, 2021. Both took sudden and huge toll of human and…

Why I Chose Not To Get Vaccinated

 For Urgent Attention Honorable Chief Minister, Punjab, Secretariate Chandigarh          At the age of nearly 74 years, I need to get vaccinated for Covid19 as it is medically advisable, however…

The Statue of Unity weeps

Standing at 597 feet And being declared the tallest statue I felt I could feel pride and watch the beautiful things around However, find it to be only a misfortune…

The Graveyard of Empires Redux

America's Ruinous Pursuit of Mission Impossible in Afghanistan On May 1st, the date Donald Trump signed onto for the withdrawal of the remaining 3,500 American troops from Afghanistan, the war there, already 19 years…

A Fuhrer Is Not Our Destiny

The mercurial temperament of the masses facing host of predicaments; convenient and subjective interpretation of history; flamboyant histrionics constituting the core of delivery meant to be made on chosen occasions…

Birthday Greetings, Dear Fr. Stan!

  Dear Stan, It is rather unusual and certainly not normal to wish someone who is in prison “A Happy Birthday!” One’s birthday cannot be ‘happy’ in prison; however, in…

Friends

If you do not have A friend from another religion Oh, how wretched ! If you do not have A person from another political thought In your friend list Oh,…

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