Thingamajic : An Old Air Force Story

  Nearly eight months after India kicked out Portuguese dictator Salazar’s horde from Goa in December 1961, a still jubilant VK Krishna Menon had visited our Air Force Station in Bangalore, a training school for technical airmen. Though the ‘armed action’ against Goa was only a little harder than swatting a fly for the Indian … Continue reading Thingamajic : An Old Air Force Story

How to Keep Kashmir and Flourish

Article370 of the Constitution of India is a solemn pledge India gave to the citizens of Kashmir State under a unique agreement on its accession to India. Mountbatten signed it, Nehru and Patel assented to it, Sheikh Abdullah agreed to it, the Constituent Assembly sealed it. The article is temporary and transitional in the sense … Continue reading How to Keep Kashmir and Flourish

WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE GENOCIDES, RELIGION OR ATHEISM?

  (My reply in quora.com) No doubt, the inflated figures of carnage by Stalin, Mao and Hitler (the last one, according to himself, a deeply religious man who was carrying on the tradition of Jesus in his attempt at annihilating the Jewish race) is in mind when such questions are asked. Even if you believe that … Continue reading WHICH HAS CAUSED MORE GENOCIDES, RELIGION OR ATHEISM?

Who was Aisha? Did Muhammad marry her when she was nine?

Not true. He married a six-year-old girl, Aisha, and consummated the marriage when she was nine after she was supposed to have menstruated. After that she grew up under the prophet's loving care. When she was eighteen, prophet died of old age and possibly from sexual exhaustion. It is said by the Sunni sect that the … Continue reading Who was Aisha? Did Muhammad marry her when she was nine?

Does the presence of nuclear weapons prevent the possibility of WWIII?

World War III appears not to have happened because it has been happening by slow, painful and deadly instalments, the United States always a lone participant with many countries of the world, apart from the Blacks, Hispanics and immigrants and school children, on the other side. On the average, some 1500 human lives are lost … Continue reading Does the presence of nuclear weapons prevent the possibility of WWIII?

Where’s Billy Graham?

Billy Graham is dead. He died in February this year (2018), a few months short of the landmark age of a 100. Despite his spiritual encouragement of at least five presidents to go and bomb innocent civilians in distant places (as, no doubt, dictated by his blood-thirsty Man-of-War God), and despite his contempt for the … Continue reading Where’s Billy Graham?

Is it true that nations without nuclear weapons will not be nuked?

The only nation that was nuked twice was one without nuclear weapons. The only nation that was napalmed was one without napalm bombs. Iranian Airlines flight 655, an Airbus 300 had no weapons whatsoever on board when it was shot down by USS Vincennes, a guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy.  Under Nixon's orders, the US Fleet 7 … Continue reading Is it true that nations without nuclear weapons will not be nuked?