Pinned toot There it goes! Unbelievable journalism by the New York Times. How on earth they got hold of this data? What a beautiful tribute to SP Balasubrahmanyam. Only my dear friend @trvivek could have written such an obituary for the great musician.

[When I heard of ’s passing, I immediately wanted to tweet asking Vivek for a comment. I somehow missed.] Vilified by the right, Swami Agnivesh was, in fact, a real hero for the oppressed. He wasn’t only a great social reformer, but someone whose tireless work resulted in some landmark Supreme Court rulings. Don’t miss this Nandini Sundar obituary. WOW! What a sentimental article by Admiral Arun Prakash on INS Viraat. Reading it made me emotional as well. Please have a look. US puts India in the category of Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Pakistan, advises its citizens against travelling to New India.

अमेरिका ने भारत को सीरिया, यमन, पाकिस्तान के श्रेणी में रखा, अपने नागरिकों को नया भारत (न्यू इंडिया) में न जाने की दी सलाह। This is a Guardian exclusive: Xi Jinping facing widespread opposition in his own party, insider claims. Cai Xia, who has been expelled from the elite Central Party School, says president’s “unchecked power” has made China “the enemy of the world”. If we carry out a sharp but shallow offensive action against China to force them to vacate our territory in and the counterattacks, what should Indian military do? Gen @bsdhanoa gives a blueprint to blunt the Chinese counterpunch. Former Northern Army commander Gen HS Panag says: “If PLA chooses to use force, its attack pattern will be driven by high-end tech with overwhelming use of PGMs. The much romanticized ‘blood and guts’ close combat is a relic of the last century.” Ah, okay! But Kurukshetra is in present-day Haryana and according to this Bengali, the Kauravas (and probably others) had internet during the Mahabharata. “If women fight, they will get ranks and honours, like all other fighters. And women can fight. Question is: will they fight for the Indian Army?”

Have a look at this interesting article where Sandeep Mukherjee showcases women in combat roles from history. Ajai Shukla details with a map how China’s PLA has captured Indian territory and how they are now refusing to budge an inch. Also, how the govt meekly surrendered our land to China and agreed to create buffer zones on our side of the LAC. Have a look! Hagia Sophia, one of the world’s most iconic buildings, which has been a museum for over 8 decades, can be used as a mosque again, after a court ruling. This has been a long-standing wish of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hmmm ... Look what is China’s mouthpiece saying about India playing the Tibet card. BTW, some Indian analysts say if India does so, China will play the Jammu & Kashmir card. Well, China is already playing the card. It linked the Ladakh incursion with Article 370. Gen BS Dhanoa, in this article, lays down a simplistic, yet effective and doable plan, to make our armed forces ready for the current and future challenges. He points out the structural issues and ridiculous practices in the Army.

Have a look! From enabling the Rohingya genocide by turning a blind eye to hate postings by Myanmar Buddhist extremists to allowing fascist groups to spread hate and fake news, Facebook is guilty of all. After all these years, its chickens have come home to roost. The Rafale albatross is going to hang around the Modi government’s neck for a long, long time to come.

Modi must make Xi pay a political cost, if he can’t order military op against China. He must declare:

1. Tibet as separate country, give full diplomatic status to Tibetan govt in exile.

2. POK BRI road illegal, can be bombed anytime.


3. Recognize Taiwan as independent.

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