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The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

I am not sure who Kulbhushan Jadhav is, or how he came to be in Pakistan, but my curiosity has been aroused and I’ve tried to read as widely as I can to find the answers. Alas, all I’ve ended up with is questions. The more I learn, the more they multiply. First, why does Jadhav have two passports, one ... Read More »

Technology & Education of the Future

Technology and Education of the Future

As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s clear that technology will play a central role in nearly all aspects of our lives. A World Economic Forum research estimates that 65% of children entering primary school will find themselves in occupations that today do not exist and that by 2020, there will be 1.5 million new digitised jobs across ... Read More »

Promoting Social Sciences

Promoting Social Sciences

“Man, the molecule of society, is the subject of social science.” — Henry Charles Carey Children of royalty in ancient Greece were taught history, philosophy, logic, rhetoric and war science while the children of gladiators were trained to become good slaves. This educational practice and philosophy was aimed at preparing good warriors and politicians from the royal breed and raising ... Read More »

Angles & Triangles

Angles & Triangles

Angle An angle is a combination of “two rays” (half lines) with a common end point. a. Common end point = vertex b. Rays as the sides = legs or arms of the angle. Acute angle Less than 90o a. An angle whose measure is less than 90o is called an acute angle. b. Acute angles are the smallest being ... Read More »

PRÉCIS WRITING FAQs

PRECIS WRITING FAQs

As promised in the previous write-up, this piece is aimed at helping you learn the art of précis writing. To simplify the things, I have adopted the Question-Answer format. Q: What is précis? Ans: In simple words, it is the reproduction of the passage in a concise form. Q: What are some useful tips to write a good précis? Ans: ... Read More »

JUST WAR THEORY, A Conceptual Analysis

Just War Theory

Application of morality in launching, fighting and terminating war has been a matter of divergent explanations and interpretations since the very inception of human society. But, still, there are certain agreed-upon principles that are supposed to be followed by states while resorting to war. The laws, which, now, have been codified as International Law and expressed in the UN Charter, ... Read More »

CPEC and the Future of the Multipolar World

CPEC and the Future of the Multipolar World

The world order is going through profound changes in transitioning from the Western-controlled unipolar system to the non-Western model of multipolarity, and the ongoing multifaceted friction between the opposing forces sums up the nature of the New Cold War. The US and its allies are struggling to retain their erstwhile dominance over global affairs, while Russia, China and their respective ... Read More »