Tag: World War II

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  • 80 years after WW II, is the world a safer place?

    80 years after WW II, is the world a safer place?

    History had shown the dangers of intolerance and xenophobia on the basis of race or religion.

    September 1, 2019
  • WWII bomb found at construction site in  Berrlin forces evacuation

    WWII bomb found at construction site in Berrlin forces evacuation

    The 100-kilogramme explosive was unearthed on a building site adjacent to the Alexa shopping centre and near a train line at the central transport hub of Alexanderplatz in the city's east.

    June 15, 2019
  • Trumped by the Queen

    Trumped by the Queen

    Pre-eminently, the presentation of the Atlantic Charter, the blueprint on freedom and cooperation that was concluded in 1941 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt.

    June 7, 2019
  • Saibal Ghose and his accomplishments

    Saibal Ghose and his accomplishments

    At 20 years of age, Saibal was offered his first job as a technical assistant at the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

    May 17, 2019
  • India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    India pushes for African right to permanent UNSC seat

    The 55 African nations, who are the single largest group at the UN making up more than a quarter of its membership, do not have a permanent member on the Council.

    April 25, 2019
  • Nightmare that is Brexit

    Nightmare that is Brexit

    Brexit is turning to a nightmare, now threatening to bring down yet another British Prime Minister. There is no sign of light yet in the dark tunnel. The British have made a mess of the issue, the House of Commons once a dazzling, sparkling ground of the greats of the empire, is now like a school with quarrelling kids. The lingering desire of hanging on to memory and nothing much else, the parliamentarians, now referred to as lawmakers, can’t even produce a sensible law. To me, like many others of my generation, the spectacle is terribly sad, the worst thing that can happen to any nation is not to be able to take any positive decision.

    March 31, 2019
  • A necessary evil

    A necessary evil

    So far, members of the nuclear club have accepted that such weapons are a symbol of international status as well as defence against nuclear blackmail but not a  weapon of utility. An American writer has described the possession of nuclear arsenals as achieving mutual balance of terror. In short, possession of such arms has become an invaluable defence so long as a country doesn't use it.

    March 18, 2019
  • Round One to Suu Kyi

    Round One to Suu Kyi

    Comment on whether her agenda will attain fruition must await the evolution of developments not the least because the military still retains the power to veto constitutional change.

    February 27, 2019
  • How much should India trust China?

    How much should India trust China?

    Even a leader of the stature of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee on a visit to China put another nail in the coffin of the Tibetans by signing that the Chinese had exercised sovereignty over Tibet.

    February 10, 2019
  • Resolve currency issues before it is too late

    Resolve currency issues before it is too late

    In 1971, President Richard Nixon made a unilateral declaration that the USA is not obliged any more to provide gold in exchange for the dollar.

    February 4, 2019
  • Bringing the N-E into focus

    Bringing the N-E into focus

    North-east studies have been accorded priority in the programmes of the Asiatic Society

    January 21, 2019
  • Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Alarm bells actually starting ringing with construction activities in Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar on the Makran Coast in Pakistan. The Chinese have since extended their reach to a base in the Red Sea.

    December 14, 2018
  • Currency, commodity and commerce

    Currency, commodity and commerce

    Here are a few queries of a layman after feeling the heat of ground-level “market economics”. The same market which is euphemistically referred to by (expert) economists thus: “let market determine such and such”. Can the real, practising economists kindly clarify a few concerns? The first relate to Vice-Chairman Niti Aayog’s recent views as reported …

    November 12, 2018
  • Premier League: Chelsea have a unique remedy for racist fans

    Premier League: Chelsea have a unique remedy for racist fans

    "If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour," Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck told the Sun tabloid.

    October 11, 2018
  • 15th August | What else happened on the date India celebrates its Independence Day

    15th August | What else happened on the date India celebrates its Independence Day

    India shares its Independence Day with three other countries as well, namely: The Republic of Congo, Korea and Liechtenstein.

    August 14, 2018
  • Ellsberg’s Nuclear Odyssey

    Ellsberg’s Nuclear Odyssey

    In 1964 two savvy Pentagon consultants, Daniel Ellsberg and his boss Harry Rowen, stumbled out of a showing of Stanley Kubrick’s magnificent satire, Doctor Strangelove and morosely agreed that what they had just seen “was, essentially, a documentary.” Everything they watched going deliriously haywire on screen to the point of igniting nuclear obliteration already had …

    May 16, 2018
  • Forgotten souls

    Forgotten souls

    This is the story of their silent sacrifice even as their mortal remains at the Ramgarh Chinese Cemetery continue to languish. They were Chinese soldiers fighting the Japanese alongside the British at the Burma border in 1941-42.

    May 13, 2018