Dubai – El Dorado Gone Sour

And for a Friday, holidaying with friends in Dubai and UAE….. some thoughts….. some musings….. Dubai is undoubtedly the most “happening” touristy, shopping destination. Airport staff are being trained to speak, apart from Arabic and English, in Chinese, French Russian and Spanish. They are very efficient and courteous. For the 48th UAE National Day a…

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26/11 Revisited – Lessons Learnt

And for a Friday arriving into Dubai after the memorable Homage Event for 26/11 Martyrs in Mumbai….. some thoughts….. some musings….. PCGT – Public Concern for Governance Trust is an NGO headed by Julio Riberio the fiery Super Cop and Padma Bhushan Awardee, currently very active in Mumbai, promoting Good Governance, fighting Corruption and Communalism…

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Ayodhya Verdict And The Aftermath

And for a Friday in Trivandrum after the historic Ayodhya judgement, some thoughts….. some musings….. Imagine life a full circle. In 1528 Mir Baqi, Babur’s Army General built the Babri Masjid. In 1542, in compensation Mughal Emperor Akbar built the Ram Chabutra (platform) where the Idol of Lord Ram remains established. The Babri Masjid-Ram Temple…

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RCEP And Beyond – India’s Options

And for a Friday after India rightly pulls out of RCEP, some thoughts….. some musings….. RCEP – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – India has been an active member negotiating with ASEAN and Quad 4 countries since its launch in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November 2012. China slowly but surely, in keeping with its Imperialistic ambitions,…

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