China has intruded in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It's refusing to move out quoting flimsy logic. The nation awaits a tough response from the leadership but unfortunately that appears to be missing. We need to take charge. China is a bully, the more you compromise the more it will demand.
Frequent rapes have shaken up the nation. Akin to the December 2012 incident where everyone wanted the Police Commissioner to resign; candle marches, street protests and TV panel discussion were held. But the recent incident and many more in future will be forgotten in a few days' time and people would carry on with their lives as usual.
The year 2014 could be a turbulent year for the Asian region. The US pull-out of Afghanistan is assured; the only issue is how badly mauled would they leave the nation and what new power centre will replace the present set up.
Recently, we witnessed the largest ever gathering of people at Maha Kumbh in Allahabad, India. In festivities, lasting for more than two months, millions of people took a dip in the Holy water of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers. The belief is that this bath frees the soul from the miseries of daily life and one heads directly to heaven post death.