Ananta International Fellowship, 2014 – Deadline Approaching


One of my most fruitful intellectual ventures was as the Avantha International Fellow at Aspen Institute India. It is an experience I will encourage every international student to strive towards. Ananta Centre, formerly part of Aspen Institute India, continuing in its endeavour to add value to society through participatory leadership, is proud to announce the Ananta Centre – Avantha…

Boston Bombings: Any Unanswered Questions?


The question I have been toying with since the Boston tragedy is: How on earth could such an event have been organised, with the recent public shootings that have taken place in the US, and the event venue was not scanned for explosives? The fact that the explosions took place near the finish line where…

Teachable Moments Loom in Syrian Conflict


  After more than 18 months of belligerent action against the government de jure of the Syrian Arab Republic it is still maintaining relative stability and security. A peaceful resolution however, becomes increasingly illusive while the potentially catastrophic regional and global consequences of the failure to broker a peaceful resolution seem to be a harbinger…

Assange Is A True Democrat: Chomsky


  It has been with some degree of fascination that I have followed the unfolding of the Julian Assange saga. While I have been apt to question what all this meant for the so much talk about freedom of speech, Britain’s recent attitude towards it has been nothing but amusing. In all this however, I…

East-West Standoff over Syria and Iran: Explosive Diplomacy and Brinkmanship at the Brink of World War III


The systematic Manufacturing of War, challenging Russia and China in Race for either Global Full Spectrum Dominance or Global Full Spectrum Devastation. A Comprehensive Analysis. One cannot emphasize it often enough. Both the crisis in Syria, the crisis between West and East over Syria, and the explosive Iran nuclear debates are symptoms of a long-planned,…