J & K imbroglio : Can backchannel diplomacy be effective enough?


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  28 March 2019 11:09 PM In a significant diplomatic rebuff, over an invitation to Kashmiri separatist group Hurriyat, the Indian government has, on the record, boycotted the Pakistan national day reception in New Delhi on March 22. It is worth mentioning here that in the past four years,Continue reading “J & K imbroglio : Can backchannel diplomacy be effective enough?”

Cronyism and present-day politics


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  1 April 2019 12:50 PM At a time when the society and Indian politics as a whole are going through a rapid change, it becomes indispensable to have a close look at the arrangement that is governing the Indian politics. Without any second thought, the present-day political systemContinue reading “Cronyism and present-day politics”

Consumer rights and responsibilities in the age of e-commerce


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  14 March 2019 11:14 PM Around the world, every year March 15 is celebrated as the World Consumer Rights Day — an annual international occasion that connotes celebration and camaraderie in the international consumer movement. The very purpose of this day is respecting consumer rights while safeguarding them,Continue reading “Consumer rights and responsibilities in the age of e-commerce”

Cross-border conflict and manic media


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  8 March 2019 12:00 AM GMT There is a sense of victory and jubilations in the air on Indian soil as well as in certain political flight path in the country as the nation’s valiant soldier – IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman – returned to his motherlandContinue reading “Cross-border conflict and manic media”

Can’t accidents during air shows be prevented?


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  1 March 2019 5:30 AM Even before the inauguration of the Aero India-2019 in Bangalore, an in-flight collision of two Hawk trainer jets occurred during the practice session of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the Indian Air Force on February 19. This accident has resulted inContinue reading “Can’t accidents during air shows be prevented?”

The need for perpetual policy on counterterrorism


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  22 Feb 2019 5:30 AM At this moment, there is no doubt that the blood of every true Indian is boiling after the recent terrorist attack. On February 14, a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the PulwamaContinue reading “The need for perpetual policy on counterterrorism”

The marvellous scientific bestowals of Galileo


Shattering many unsubstantiated beliefs into pieces, the 16th and 17th centuries have unparalleled the scientific way of learning, which was associated with many inventions and discoveries that led to the Scientific Revolution Shattering many unsubstantiated beliefs into pieces, the 16th and 17th centuries have unparalleled the scientific way of learning, which was associated with manyContinue reading “The marvellous scientific bestowals of Galileo”

Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Feb 07,2019 , 11:52 PM IST       Urgent need to replace ageing aircraftNo sooner the Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft crashed on February 01, 2019 the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started facing the bank of accountability cloud. The two pilots, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi,Continue reading “Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft”

Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 31,2019 , 11:37 PM IST       Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra Bharat Ratna which literally means the Jewel of India is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. It was instituted on January 2, 1954, with the very aim of conferring it in recognition ofContinue reading “Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra”

Why this seasonal patriotism?


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 24,2019 , 11:54 PM IST       Why this seasonal patriotism?On the eve of Republic Day celebrations, persistently, the only inquiry that has been disconcerting me is — why do most Indians become patriots during selected few occasions? The crux of patriotism is fully recognising and wilfully participatingContinue reading “Why this seasonal patriotism?”