Setting honeytraps has been one of the oldest ways of obtaining secrets of enemy forces. Chanakya, for instance, used vishkanyas (poison maidens) to defeat rival kingdoms and help the rise of his protégé, Chandragupta Maurya.Times have changed, but the practice of deploying women as spies still continues. Today, women spies pose a significant threat to the Indian armed forces. They...
Forty per cent of the population in India is vegetarian. Is it by choice, religion or compulsion? It would take days and weeks to debate it. All Gujarati Hindus and Brahmins are expected not to eat meat or poultry, ... »
Watching Arvind Kejriwal’s speech at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan shortly after he was sworn in as chief minister, I was glad he tempered the overenthusiasm and too-keen ambition of some of his Aam Aadmi Party ... »
Sushma Swaraj is concerned about the balanced development of her twin ministries. While the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is making headlines for the right reasons, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) ... »
Kings are seldom forgotten. History revolves around them. It helps that they probably have a lot to do with the writing of it. Rajaram of Kohlapur isn’t probably one of them. Even Google doesn’t really ... »