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The Nuking Orders and chain of command

The Nuking Orders and chain of command

The world has not seen a lot of nuclear attack except the one’s at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan near the end of Second World War. Harry S Truman was the President of United States of America at that point of time. After billions of dollar of investment and thousands of hours of research and development, USA had a bomb that was not merely a bomb but weapon of mass destruction which can lead to complete annihilation. The call of…

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What is the truth of India’s Partition?

What is the truth of India’s Partition?

There are three players on the Indian side Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah who played deciding role in the partition of India, all of them studied law in Britain and came back to serve India. Gandhi left his suits and became Mahatma preaching his non-violent method for fighting British rule, Nehru was the charming man close to Gandhi and Jinnah a rational and intellectual man. Important actors on the British side were Churchill, Atlee, Wavell and Mountbatten. The clamor to  independent…

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Can we add revenue and improve traffic?

Can we add revenue and improve traffic?

As per website of Bangalore Traffic Police there are around 336 junctions across Bangalore City. I am assuming among these atleast 200 would have signal. Let’s also assume that each of these works only between 9 AM in the morning until 9PM in the night which is 12 hours in a day. Now in order to make calculations easier, the signals are set for 120 seconds and each of these signals are four ways. On an average during these 120…

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Toll Problem with Uber: Personal Experience

Toll Problem with Uber: Personal Experience

On 8th of Feb 2017, I got down at the Bangalore International Airport (KIAL) and booked a Cab with Uber. It was late at night and by the time I collected all may bags and confirmed the ride it was already beyond 11:30 PM. There were few changes at the airport due to construction of Rapid Exit Taxiways from Feb 19th to April 30th. App based pickup locations had changed and looks like there isn’t any parking left for them…

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Demonetization: A Chance to learn new things

Demonetization: A Chance to learn new things

It was night on 8th of November and as usual I had switched to DD NEWS to get my daily dose of news. For couple of years I have stopped watching any other NEWS channel due high intensity noise that raises anxiety levels in me. DD NEWS has its own problem being forced to highlight government moves as well air NEWS related to Information & Broadcasting Minister who these days is Venkaiah Naidu, even when related NEWS are not of…

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Purging of Black Money hits real Estate Hard

Purging of Black Money hits real Estate Hard

The real estate prices are bound to go down if the black money is sucked out of the system which may be good news for all the people looking to buy their dream house. Imagine a situation that people don’t have black money to buy flats after flats and with excess capacity already in the real estate, it may be the best time to get your hands dirty and keep your research going on. There may not be a better time…

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Not So Amazing Experience at Wagah Border

Not So Amazing Experience at Wagah Border

Recently I visited Wagah Border which is most famous point on the border between India and Pakistan and there is definitely a scope of making things much better than how it is being handled currently. This is my experience and probable things that can be planned in order to make it a pleasant experience for everyone. According to the limited historical reference this Beating Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah boarder started in 1959 and is conducted every day  by the Border Security…

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Passport Reissue -> Here is firsthand experience

Passport Reissue -> Here is firsthand experience

I still remember the struggle of getting my first passport. I had applied seeing few of my friends in the final year of college and time it took I had already passed out and was not there to collect it. Eventually my dad tried with some of his friends as one had to go to Guwahati in order to collect. Somehow that didn’t work out and Guwahati Passport office suggested that the passport can be sent over to Bangalore, where…

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The Other India: Story of Post Office Visit

The Other India: Story of Post Office Visit

In the year of 2010 I followed footsteps of one of colleague and took a National Savings Certificate popularly known as NSC and it is one the tax saving instruments and as far as I know it is sold by the Post Offices all over India. According the official website of Postal Department and here is copy of that ” India has the largest Postal Network in the world with over 1, 54,882 Post Offices (as on 31.03.2014) of which…

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Has the world really changed?

Has the world really changed?

” The sort of things that are working against him (journalists) are the concentration of the press in the hands of a few rich men, the grip of monopoly on radio and the films…….” Any guesses as to when these lines were written. This was written in 1946 by George Orwell in his essay “The Prevention of literature” and he was meaning this for his country Britain. And here we are in 21st Century and totally different country India and these…

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