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Seven reasons why Nehru was a bad first PM

Seven reasons why Nehru was a bad first PM

1. Chased away Congress talent: When the US won their war of Independence, some people suggested that George Washington declare himself king. They were soundly rebuked and Washington chose to become President. He also chose to step down after two terms.9 ways in which Nehru was a bad pioneerThat bec...

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9 ways in which Nehru was a bad pioneer

9 ways in which Nehru was a bad pioneer

1. The first snooper: So India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is also the alleged mastermind for India’s first #Snoopgate when it appears that the family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was spied upon for the whole of his term as PM.Information was also exchanged with British i...

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10 strategic blows made by India over Kashmir

10 strategic blows made by India over Kashmir

Our Pakistan and Kashmir strategies over the years have really been ramshackle and ad hoc down the ages. With so many blunders one really wonders at how we have still managed to hold on to J&K firmly right from Independence to 2016.A look at successive strategic blows that kept weakening our pos...

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7 ways to bring Pakistan to its knees

7 ways to bring Pakistan to its knees

26/11 was the last straw. Pathankot was the last straw. Uri was the last straw. India is the only country which has umpteen last straws after the last straw. After a long time people are getting tired with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches and words and are asking for tough action instead. The...

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More political violence please, we're Indians

More political violence please, we're Indians

After the violence in Bengaluru over the contentious Cauvery water-sharing issue with Tamil Nadu that involved the torching of a 100 odd vehicles, the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweeted… Violence cannot provide a solution to any problem. In a democracy, solutions are found through restra...

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Five reasons why India should host the Olympics

Five reasons why India should host the Olympics

Yet another Olympics comes to an end and one realizes that the largest democracy in the world is yet to host one. India got Independence in 1947 and even in 2016 doesn’t look like hosting an Olympics any time soon. India is one of the oldest existing countries in the world, and was around in some fo...

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Can India break the 2-0 jinx at St Lucia?

Can India break the 2-0 jinx at St Lucia?

The last time India had a 2-0 in a Test series outside the sub-continent against a Top 8 team was way back in 1986 against England. The last time they won three Tests in a foreign series is even more way back in 1968, which was our first and last time. India vs West Indies | Schedule | ScorecardW...

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Why Sultan is the worst ambassador for Rio

Why Sultan is the worst ambassador for Rio

When Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was appointed as India’s brand ambassador for the upcoming Rio Olympics, a section of the society cried foul. Why were we always bent on taking Bollywood stars to promote each and every thing? Shouldn’t sports persons promote the Olympics?Rio Olympics 2016 - Comp...

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Like pitches, you never know which way Sidhu will turn

Like pitches, you never know which way Sidhu will turn

It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wildern...

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Why Kashmir is in the perfect Catch-22 situation

Why Kashmir is in the perfect Catch-22 situation

Kashmir is in the news again: This time after the death of jihadi terrorist Burhan Wani. So Kashmir still continues to find itself in a quandary close to 70 years after India’s Independence. Here’s the conundrum: a. Kashmir can’t really be an Independent country. b. It can’t be a part o...

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