The Doyan of Indian English Writing – Lt Col Manohar Malgonkar
On 16 June 2010 one of India’s foremost English writers Manohar Malgonkar breathed his last at Jagalpet in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district. He was 97. With his passing away the last remaining links with the Raj are slowly wearing away.Booming Steel Industry of India
Rich in natural resources, India has been successfully making the most of it in recent times. The gradual growth of the steel industry in the country apparently testifies the fact.Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and an Everlasting Feud Between Russia and Japan – The Kuril Islands
Most folks do not know a lot about the Kuril Island Chain. Those in the US don’t often consider the Kuril Island Chain, and rarely hear about it until there is an 8.0 magnitude Earthquake or a Volcano there, nevertheless the islands are known for something else, namely the dispute over who owns that land protruding from the Pacific Ocean. Not long ago, I ran across a post cold war US-Russian relations scholar, Mr. Jesse Giraldo, so I asked him about this issue;Understanding the B-R-I-C Trading Block and Why it Matters
Trading Blocks do matter, and as the old adage goes, there is power in numbers. So what happens when up and coming emerging and powerful nations create their own trading blocks? That’s good right, of course, it is good for them, and it is good for the world, provided they are created for the right reasons. Now then, let’s discuss such a case study for a moment shall we?How Did Dubai Become a Rich City?
Dubai is one of the seven emirates (state) that makes United Arab Emirates. There is common misunderstanding that since it is located in oil rich Gulf, most of the success of Dubai was due to the oil. The real fact is that oil just comprised less than 7% of total revenue in the state.BRIC and the Brazilian Connection – US Brazilian Relations Discussed
As BRIC; the Brazil-Russian-India-China Trading Block gains power and status, there seems to be some changes on the home front. Not long ago, I was discussing this with a US-Russian Relations scholar who researches and studies post cold war relations. He’s been quite fascinated with many of the changes as of late, particularly BRIC.International Geo Politics – Were Does One Start When Studying US-Russian Relations?
It’s not easy becoming a geo-political analyst, no sir, especially these days, there is so much going on, so much to know, and if you blink, it passes you by like a blur. There are no vacations for the truly informed analyst at the top of their game. Even those immersed in the areas of their own expertise, micro-niches, and specialty must know all the inter-active events around the globe which affect where they are.Raiders Fan Halfway Around the World
American football is known around the world. But who would expect to find a young Oakland Raiders fan on the dusty streets of Kabul near Afshar Hospital? The living conditions are so dire in Afghanistan, this young boy probably doesn’t know who the Raiders are.Subhas Bose and the Great Escape From Germany to Japan 1943
Subhas Bose was a mercurial leader who had escaped to Berlin to enlist the support of Hitler in the war against the British to free India. But by Jan 43 he had realized that Hitler preoccupied with The Russian campaign could not spare any forces for an assault on India. The Japanese after some dilly dallying accepted to receive Bose in Tokyo.White Australia – Black Melanesia – The Great Divide
There is a growing empathetic gap between Australia and PNG. Up till independence in 1975 Australia had an active patrol officer/kiap program involving young men working throughout Papua New Guinea under our colonial administration. Many of them stayed on after independence, married and became PNG citizens.