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Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal?

By Major General S B Asthana, SM, VSM The use of nuclear capability as insurance for its defence, was cited as the main reason by every country, which added nuclear weapons to its armory, ever since it was invented. It spiraled into a competition, which came under some control after realization …

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Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy turns into Incremental Encroachments

By Major General S B Asthana, SM, VSM (Veteran) As Comprehensive National Power (CNP) of China is improving, its strategy to impose national will (As perceived by its few key leaders), exercise its power and its international behavior is undergoing noticeable change. Besides unprecedented economic growth in last few decades, its …

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Punjabi in Australian Schools

We have reached a new milestone in the teaching of Punjabi in Australia. Gurmeet Kaur, entrepreneurial Assistant Secretary National Sikh Council of Australia, has been actively involved in the teaching of Punjabi in New South Wales Australia (NSW) for the past 18 years. She was instrumentally involved in the development …

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Financing global Food Security: What Policy Maker needs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With scarce resources rapidly depleting, volatile climate, followed by rapidly growing population, food security has become a top agenda for many international communities today. Although, for many developing economies, agriculture is a primary source, rapid population has been a major concern for many international organizations, whereas regional and local governments …

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Janmashtami celebration in Australia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Jalpa Trivedi [Melbourne] The Vaishnav Sangh of Melbourne, an organization of Pushtimarg Vaishnavs in Melbourne, Founded in 2001 by Shri Dwarkeshlalji Mahodayshri (Kadi-Ahmedabad), organised Janmashtami Darshan. Here we present glimpse of the event… [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The Interpretation of Ramayana…As a Philosophy of Life…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Shri Digant Bhatt [Singapore] ‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So, Rama means the Light Within Me..   Rama was born to Dasharath & Kousalya.   Dasharath means Ten Chariots.. The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs & five organs of action..   Kousalya …

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Why A Woman As Next SG Of UN ?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Heera Lal [Public Servant( IAS) at Govt. of UP, India. Special Secretary Rural development] The United Nations (UN) is in the process of identifying its ninth Secretary General (SG). This time it is difficult, challenging and involving a huge stake due to two main reasons among others.  Hence, it …

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Growing demands of Energy: Looking out for an Asian integration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.” – Paul Hawken Not long ago, policy makers, UN diplomats, and environmental experts met to discuss the future of global energy supply followed by Earth’s sustainable environment. This summit in …

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The successor to Dr. Raghuram Rajan should not be a puppet of Government

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mrs.Summan R Agrawal [General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress] The term of Dr. Raghuram Rajan is coming to an end on 4th September, 2016. He was considered to be an able Governor but recently he has announced that he wont be seeking a second term as the Chief of RBI. Whether it …

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Planning for a sustainable future: need for cooperation between UN & Non state actors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is important to understand that without identifying global partnerships, it is going to be very difficult to realize the goals of Post-2015 development agenda and without the necessary cooperation and coordination from regional, national and international organizations, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved. Specifically, for this reason, …

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