Oligarchy and the Aerospace Industry…

At a growth rate of 4.4% annually, Airbus anticipates a demand for 37,400 new passenger and dedicated freighter aircraft valuing the market at about $5.8 trillion over the next 20 years. Coupled with the decline in the hub and spoke network of commercial aviation and a rise in point to point network, narrowbody (single-aisle) airliners … Continue reading Oligarchy and the Aerospace Industry…

Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the most powerful country in the world was born to a Scotish immigrant (Marry Anne), while she was married to Fred Trump. Fred whose entire family had immigrated to America from a small German village called kallstadt. Yet, he managed to win an entire election riding on a wave of anti-immigrant … Continue reading Social Engineering 101: The Trump way of Trumping Things…

Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

Following Mao Zedong's death in 1976-- In light of the cultural revolution and Civil War in China which killed tens of thousands of people-- his successor decentralized power from the hand's of one-man to a handful of high-ranking Party officials. Creating hope that China would eventually make a move towards a real and stable democracy. However, … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Xi Jinping’s Power Grab…

The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?

The Indian armed forces revered as one of the most powerful and professional forces in the world is backed by 1.21 billion people and an economy of over $2.4 trillion. Yet, when it comes to arming itself with modern weapon systems the army is forced to look towards foreign nations/vendors. As India grows its international … Continue reading The Billion Dollar Question: Import or Indegenise?

America: A Peacekeeper or Warmonger?

"You can not hope for peace and prepare for war at the same time" These were the words of Albert Einstein, arguably the smartest man to ever set foot on planet earth. Words, which if followed could have ensured global peace and tranquillity. But instead of working on this idea, we choose to live by … Continue reading America: A Peacekeeper or Warmonger?

Seeing the Big Picture: North Korean Crisis…

Over the past year, the situation in the Korean peninsula has gone from bad to worse. With regular missile tests, the threat of nuclear annihilation and underground nuclear tests things do not seem to be headed in the right direction and if popular media is to be believed we are headed towards a nuclear showdown. … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: North Korean Crisis…

Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

Over the past few weeks, a lot has been said and written over the India-China standoff at Doklam. During this interval, several wild speculations and claims have been made by neutral sources, Chinese and India media houses alike. But in this skirmish of getting higher TRP and more online traffic, most of these outlets fail … Continue reading Seeing the Big Picture: Doklam Standoff…

The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

The United States armed forces with approximately 1.3 million active personnel, 800,000 reserve personnel, 9000 tanks, 14000 aircraft, 10 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 72 submarines and 4000 nuclear warheads is undoubtedly the strongest military force on this planet. A force that is feared and/or respected across the globe. With an annual budget upwards of $600 billion, … Continue reading The Extravagance of the United States Armed Forces…

Ram Setu: The Answer to India and Lankas woe…

Ram Setu or Rama's Bridge also known as Adam's Bridge, is what scientist call a naturally occurring 50 Km long-chain of limestone shoals, between Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. However, Hindu mythology claims it to be an artificial structure made by Lord Sri Ram and his … Continue reading Ram Setu: The Answer to India and Lankas woe…