Category: History

Remembering Munich Agreement – A lesson against appeasement

On this day, the Munich Agreement was signed between Hitler and his British and French counterparts.  According to it, Czechoslovakians, who here allies of the French...

A Scientist takes us from 0 to 1. An Engineer take us from 1 to 99

It was the brilliant physicist James Maxwell who pioneered electrodynamics. However, it was a brilliant engineer like Oliver Heaviside who brought Maxwell’s theory...

The key question in life is “Why?”

I was recently watching a Marathi movie named Paavankhind, based on the legendary battle of Ghodkhind(a narrow mountain pass), led by Chhatrapati Shivaji’s...

To defeat a monster, you need not be one

Most of us remember the Netflix series The Crown for some spicy segment(s) about Nehru. But, something else stood out for me. In one of the episodes, Winston Churchill...

Learning from the desecration of Somnath Temple

In an act of psychological warfare, Anas Haqqani, a member of Taliban, visited the tomb of Mahmud of Ghaznavi and praised him for a ghastly act. The Turkic ruler...

Revisiting India’s maritime history and strategy

India’s maritime History Amongst the first instances of India’s maritime culture can be found in Mahabharata. Lord Krishna built the port city of Dwarka in order...

Why is Spiritual Element Necessary in the society?

“When did spiritual element become necessary to the society? Go ask a beggar on the street if he needs that,” said one of my acquaintances. Those were wise...

Guru Purnima: When great Gurus inspired great transformations

Yaksha: By the study of which science does man become wise? Yudhishthira: Not by studying any shaastra does man become wise. It is by association with the great in...

Indian diplomacy and strategic thinking reminds us of Balarama

Recently, at UNSC India abstained from voting on the Israel-Hamas conflict. And today I read this article. As reported, the Israeli head of counter-terrorism urges India...

Why is Bhagavad Gita more relevant than ever

Let’s start with a verse from Bhagavad Gita (chapter 1, verse 30) गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव...