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  • Unlearned lessons from the 1962 war

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement in the Rajya Sabha regarding defence preparedness was generic but can be challenged on two counts: Operational readiness and learning lessons Unusually, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley conspicuously skipped mentioning China or Pakistan in their traditional independence day speeches....
  • United, we can save the cow

    As I said in an earlier column, I am against the killing of cows as, indeed, of all animals and birds. I equally oppose cow vigilantism because of the accompanying attacks on, and killing of, those suspected of carrying beef or cattle for slaughter, and the fact that people’s...
  • Nothing upright about Adarsh

    One can but hope that the Adarsh building is demolished, as that would symbolize the success of good over evil. This is essential so that the construction becomes the centre-piece of military ethos The Adarsh Housing Society scam was recently in the news once again after the Ministry of...
  • The forests have been plundered and killed

    It’s not often one catches a good movie at the local multiplex where I live. So it was a treat to watch ‘A Death in the Gunj’, directed by Konkona Sen-Sharma. The script is based on a short story written by her father Mukul Sharma, who dazzled us all,...
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