Sunday, October 23, 2011

Liberation of Tibet's Five Fingers

Ajoy Chatterjee - 9/28/2011

“An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy” --- Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, the first Chairman and President of the independent People’s Republic of China, had spent more time to assess weakness of India than Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Premier of independent India, wasted in apprehending China’s strength. Nehru remained confused on whether China's strength was communism or Han nationalism.

Can Anna Hazare be JP 2.0?

Reproduced from the Global Politician...

Ajoy Chatterjee - 9/1/2011

Thousands of brains have stormed to foresee whether Ramlila Ground would be the Tahrir Square of India. Well, the answer is clear now. It did not. Anna Hazare’s ‘Great Indian Fast’ against corruption ended with a declared ‘victory’. But looking at Indian government’s stance, future of the much desired anti-corruption law still does not look very bright. Also, the old Gandhian has stated his plans toward the next agenda – Electoral Reforms, Right to Reject and Right to Recall elected representatives charged with corruption. It is likely, that Ramlila Ground may witness much more in recent future. Nothing is over yet.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Don’t celebrate yet : Freedom still a goal in South Sudan

Reproduced from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / July 8, 2011/ ADG reserves rights


Friday, July 8, 2011

LITTLE ROCK — When the January referendum for South Sudan’s independence passed, along with the cheer for liberty, many fears gushed forth. Tomorrow, this planet will get its newest nation. This freedom came after a wait of five years since the comprehensive peace agreement was accorded between a cornered Sudan and the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. And freedom is precious. But in the case of South Sudan, there is little to cherish.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Himalayan Glaciers and Water Diplomacy

Reproduced from The Morung Express (Ref.)

World got the shocking revelations on Himalayan glaciers before Copenhagen climate summit of 2007, and as we headed toward Cancun Conference during the end of 2010, concerns did spread across many nations. Climate change in and around the Indo-Himalayan glacier systems raised many eyebrows. It what was first published in 2007 - Fourth Assessment Report of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set up by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) pointing toward some factual observations.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The battle for Assam: To be or Not to be

Reproduced from The Morung Express (Ref.)

Towards the end of 2000 Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) realized the need of a national level alliance like many other smaller regional peers from the Sindhu (Indus) to the Sindhu (oceans).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Playin' Awry in Burari

Reproducing from The Morung Express (Ref.)

It was a similar scene in December 2006. Wounds of a recently lost Bihar, slippery slopes of Uttar Pradesh, coalition pressures and assembly elections in five states were knocking at the door. It was 82nd Congress Plenary session at Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad.