Thoughts On A Recent Trip to India

The following are my thoughts and recollections of a recent trip with my wife to India. We made the trip because Alka's sister recently gave birth to a daughter. We decided to take the opportunity to do some additional travel in Europe and India. These are my thoughts, pictures, and musings while doing so. I hope … Continue reading Thoughts On A Recent Trip to India

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“Jan Lokpal not Joke Pal” – A Review of India’s Anti-Corruption Efforts

Fighting Corruption in India Slideshow On November 8, 2016, in an effort to “tackle counterfeiting Indian banknotes, to effectively nullify black money hoarded in cash and curb funding of terrorism with fake notes”[1] the Central Bank of India announced that it would withdraw the legal tender status of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes … Continue reading “Jan Lokpal not Joke Pal” – A Review of India’s Anti-Corruption Efforts

A Tale of Two Narratives – The Issue of Evidence in Khan Sheikhoun

On Thursday April 6, 2017, two American naval vessels fired 59 cruise missiles towards the Al-Sharyat airbase in Syria targeting the facilities and airplanes stationed there. The official reason behind the strike was that it was in response to a government chemical weapons attack a few days earlier on April 4th at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Narratives – The Issue of Evidence in Khan Sheikhoun

The Necessity of Radicalism – Learning the Lesson of ‘17

The year 2017, like 1917, will go down in the annals of history as one marked by radical change. Though separated by a century, activists and revolutionaries of both times fight a similar struggle, against similar influences, and in similar ways. But times have also changed, and the lessons from the last bloody century must … Continue reading The Necessity of Radicalism – Learning the Lesson of ‘17