Sant Tulsidas – A Balmiki Avatar

We know how deeply indebted Sant Tulsidas felt to Rishi Balmiki in composing Ramcharitmanas (‘Recalling Ram’, DE, 28 April, 2024). His contemporaries, such as Guru Nabhadas (1537-1643), even believed that he was Balmiki reborn. The…

Pakistan’s new drama

Harsha Kakar Pakistan recently announced the launch of a new military operation ‘Azm-e-Istehkam,’ or ‘Resolve for Stability.’ This is intended to counter ‘domestic security threats’ as also increased attacks by freedom fighters (whom Pakistan terms…

What next for Agniveers?

Harsha Kakar One of the reasons for the ruling BJP losing votes in recently concluded elections was the Agnipath scheme introduced by the last Government with much fanfare in June 2022 and implemented in Sept…

Elections and terrorism

Harsha Kakar Spurt in terrorist activities in the Jammu belt of J and K, commencing immediately after the conduct of elections in India could not have come out of the blue. As per J and…

Biden and the Gaza war

Harsha Kakar Confusion prevails in the US on how exactly to manage the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. This is compounded by forthcoming elections where Biden faces Donald Trump. Trump has largely maintained his silence on the…

Rolling out theaterization

Harsha Kakar ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ has been the mantra for reorganization of the armed forces for decades and would have continued if the Government had not decided to implement theatre commands.…

Indian elections and world opinion

Harsha Kakar The fourth round of polling of India’s parliamentary elections, marking the crossing of midway of the election process has just concluded. As per inputs approximately 970 million Indians, about 10 percent of the…