Shankar Roychowdhury


Shankar Roychowdhury

Line of no control

The ambush of an Indian Army patrol by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Kashmir on August 6 is typical of the “small war” between India and Pakis

Syrian ripples reach India

The wars in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq reflect a common socio-political pattern — patchwork of ethno-religious tribal communities held in place by a hereditary central elite that’s progressively disintegrating under the impact of the Arab Spring.

Habits of stylish men

From California to Chennai, wherever you go across the globe, in spite of the huge variation in men’s attire, there are a few basic principles to looking suave to which all stylish men adhere. Whether you’re sporting a tuxedo or a pair of casual jeans, one of the most essential tricks for looking absolutely amazing is to cultivate habits that boost your style.

Verma panel’s AFSPA remark imbalanced

The report of Justice Verma Committee on the ghastly Delhi gangrape case is out.

Soldiering on, against all odds

The Indian Army celebrates its coming of age as Army Day on January 15 every year, commemorating the appointment of Gen. K.M. Cariappa (later honoured as Field Marshal) as the first Indian commander-in-chief of the Indian Army.

Is India ready for the Arab Winter?

The United Nations recently approved by an overwhelming and enthusiastic vote (138 to 9, India contributing), the recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) regime as the legitimate go

Post-Jundal terror fight

The arrest and deportation of Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, better known as Abu Jundal, from Saudi Arabia on June 25 was followed by India-Pakistan foreign secretaries’ meeting in New Delhi on July 3-4.

Dialogue of the deaf

Tower of Babel or Dialogue of the Deaf?

Why is Pak making a pass at Siachen?

On April 7 this year, 6 Northern Light Infantry (6 NLI) of the Pakistan Army suffered 147 casualties in an avalanche near the battalion headquarters of the unit at Gyari, in the Siachen glacier region

India’s weapon of war is peacekeeper, too

India’s successful launch of Agni-V, Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM), with a stated range of 5,000 kms, was a truly euphoric occasion for the nation. The spectacle of the lift-off from Wheeler Island signalled that India had gatecrashed into the strategic missile community whether it was welcome there or not, and the world must learn to live with it. To Indian public opinion, the saga of Agni-V came as a refreshing and welcome relief from the otherwise unending soap opera of political sleaze which has now become an almost permanent feature on the national scene.

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