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Dilemmas of young civil servants

Once the initial flush of having made it to the civil service dies down and the civil servants look around, wondering which path should they pursue.

Fujian China’s third aircraft carrier – a new threat to India

China recently completed the 8-day maiden sea trial of 80,000 ton Fujian - its most advanced domestically built third aircraft carrier.

Is it all over for the IAS?

The All India Services officers are under enormous pressure. Perhaps as never before. However, to say that it is all over for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), is a bit too far-fetched.

Akshaya Tritiya: a perfect day for new beginnings

Akshaya Tritiya is considered highly appropriate for new ventures, charity, and investments in gold or other property. It is believed that new ventures or investments on this day will bring success, endless prosperity and good fortune.

China’s hacker army and the race to control the cyberspace

The race to control cyberspace is a complex and ongoing challenge, with countries around the world developing their cyber capabilities and defenses.

Market manipulation & unfair trading practices

Unfair trading practices or manipulative strategies can create a false impression of market activity, distort market prices, and deceive investors.

Civil Servant’s dilemma: why things don’t happen in the government?

There is a famous saying that a civil servant's duty is to work with the fearlessness of a lion and the humility of a lamb.

Hamida Banu- India’s ‘first’ woman wrestler

Despite the prevailing social norms against participation of women in something as physically demanding as wrestling, Hamida Banu refused to give up and trained diligently, honing her skills and defying stereotypes.

Top 20 stock exchanges in the world

A stock exchange is a marketplace where traders buy and sell shares of publicly traded companies. Stock exchanges provides a platform for companies to raise capital by issuing stocks and for investors to buy ownership stakes in those companies.

Anti-Drone technologies – not fool-proof

Anti-drone, Counter-drone or Counter-UAS (C-UAS) technologies encompass a wide range of solutions to detect, classify, and mitigate drones.

Journalists in politics

Belonging to UP cadre, I came across a number of journalists who indulged in politics but never formally joined it. Many such journalists indulged in power games and some as “middle-men” enjoying the fruits of their labour.

Beyond the stereotype: 100 extraordinary women who shaped the world #...

The phrase "beauties with brains" refers to women who are both intelligent and attractive. There are many amazing women throughout history who fit this description.

10 important life lessons from Hanuman Chalisa

The Hanuman Chalisa is a hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It consists of 40 verses that praise and invoke the blessings of Lord Hanuman.

Indian Real Estate – 101+ land deals for 2,989 acres in...

Indian Real Estate - 101+ land deals for 2,989 acres in FY-24

Iran, Israel, and military gambling

The ongoing political ‘drama’ between Iran and Israel is keeping the world on the tenterhooks. No country wants it to escalate to a full-blown war.

Mallikarjun Kharge – a visionary leader par excellence

Mallikarjun Kharge a lawyer turned MP from Karnataka is serving as the President of the Congress party and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.

What are the ashta Siddhis or eight supernatural powers?

The Ashta Siddhis are eight supernatural powers mentioned in Hindu scriptures and spiritual texts. These powers are associated with various deities and can be attained through rigorous spiritual practice.  

Guardians of peace: Top 10 private security agencies in the world

As the guardians of security, private security agencies offer invaluable services to individuals, businesses, and governments across the globe.

Bodyguards and the Bollywood celebrities they protect

Success often has a hidden price tag attached to it. Celebrities are always distinctly visible, and easy to spot in parties and public gatherings. They cannot – even if they want, spend time with their family or friends or behave like common people without attracting public attention.

Behind Closed Doors: Pentagon the fortress of the U.S. military

The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. - is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and the nerve centre of the U.S. military. Such is its clout that the term Pentagon is often used as a metonym to depict the Department of Defence and its leadership.

Has BJP become an adda of corruption?

BJP has allegedly been misusing law to arm-twist the opposition. Out of 25 opposition leaders under the scanner 23 joined BJP and reportedly got reprieve