'The obsession of the Pakistan army with India leads to several destabilising things. Support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Support for groups like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba that have attacked India. Every time you get an attack like that there is a possibility of a war.' 'And then the build up of the their nuclear arsenals. Chances of a nuclear weapon landing in the hands of a terrorist group, or a nuclear war breaking out, are tiny. But they are higher here than anywhere else in the world,' ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
"Nehru had multiple chances to make compromises, that would have preserved a united India, and he chose not to... There was mutual dislike between Nehru and Jinnah. Probably their personalities were so different... But they were very similar in some ways," says Nisid Hajari, who wrote Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition. Readthe interview with Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com. ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Dr Arun K Tiwari, who had a 34 year-long colourful, memorable association with the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as his speech writer and the co-author of five books, spoke to Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com after reaching Rameswaram with the coffin. "Just met Dr Kalam's 99-year-old brother APJ Marakayar. He held my hand in silence for many minutes. No words to describe the pain in his eyes. I gave him a rosary sent by Pramukh Swamiji [of the Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'When I read page number 50 of Transcendence, second paragraph, there he writes, "No more manoeuvres are required any more, as I am placed in my final position in eternity".' 'And within a month of that. he was no more.' Arun K Tiwari, co-author of five of President A P J Abdul Kalam's books, including Wings of Fire, colleague and alter-ego, pays a moving tribute to his mentor of 34 years. Arun K Tiwari, who co-wrote five books with President A P J Abdul Kalam, including the first and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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