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India-Japan cultural ties through history
Claude Arpi | 28 Aug , 2014 0 comments
India-Japan cultural ties through history

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon leaving for Japan. For several reasons, his visit will not be an ordinary one. In a statement issued by the PMO, Modi explains: “I will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, and will interact with all sections of Japanese society from students, political leaders to captains of industry.” Though Modi could not make it...

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Jihadists have their Own Law
Sunil Garodia | 25 Aug , 2014 3 comments
Jihadists have their Own Law

The cold blooded and inhuman beheading of James Foley by the ISIS in Syria is more than a simple revenge war crime. Foley went missing almost two years ago from the danger zone, where he had gone to report on the war between the jihadists and the government forces. The captors had demanded ransom which the US government refused to pay. It is...

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What Makes a Man Fight
What Makes a Man Fight

“When thou has profited so much that you respectest thyself, thou mayest let go thy tutor”— Seneca General After my retirement from the Army, I have been working as a Principal in some of the very reputed schools of Rohtak which is an educational centre in Haryana. The area is considered as nursery for recruitment in the armed forces both...

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Northeast - Integrating the Seven Sisters
Northeast - Integrating the Seven Sisters

The ravishingly beautiful and picturesque landmass of our country, which adorns the mantle of the northeastern states, may distance wise be even less than Chennai or Trivandrum is from New Delhi, yet it remains emotionally detached from the rest of India. The reasons are more than intriguing. The perceived distance has more to do with the...

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Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan
Col Jaibans Singh | 19 Aug , 2014 0 comments
Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan

India celebrated its 68th Independence Day with traditional fervour. The environment was charged with a spirit of nationalism. The new Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, infused an exceptional sense of patriotism and hope with a speech that was quite different from those that the Nation has got used to hearing on this day. Pakistan...

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