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There is no stemming the blood-letting in BJP . The BJP has been facing one crisis after another following the Lok Sabha election debacle. Starting with Jaswant Singh's episode: book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where Jaswant singh was shown the door. Then a former strategist and BJP ideologue......
2 insight , 11 debates , 1 idea contests
The corruption has so spread Anna Hazare's have to come out.
1 insight , 4 debates
The Indian Finance Minister is going to announce Union Budget 2010-11 on 26th February, 2010. Everyone is as eager to know the India Budget 2010 expectations as the final budget itself. The India budget results 2010 are keenly awaited for several reasons. Some of these are: Will the Finance......
5 insight , 14 debates , 8 idea contests , 3 question
Sino-Indian relations, also called India China Relationship which are the two most populous states in the world, as emerging economies, has in recent years increased the significance of their bilateral relationship but recent media news highlights the relations between China and India can most.........
3 trends , 40 insight , 6 debates , 2 idea contests , 2 question
Let us share everything about Best business model that is out there, and about Change management, business change, managing change, business strategy, business management, process business, business environment, business development. Best business the term itself tells that which is the best......
1 trends , 2 insight , 6 debates , 1 idea contests , 1 question
We are continuously moving towards a faster world. Transitions are so fast that at times it is difficult to adjust. How to save time at work? How to balance changing lifestyle? Let us discuss various things related to changing lifestyle and work . ...
1 insight , 4 debates , 6 idea contests
There are some good inventions which have simplified out lives but then there are also many things which we do not even need. Such things are making us dumb. Life can go on without spending so much of money on something which you do not even need to have. Lets be tech-smart not tech dumb.. ...
2 trends , 2 debates
Internal Security India is the only event of its kind dedicated to the police industry. With the police modernisation programme taking place in India, covering 7 paramilitary forces and 30 state police departments and with a budget of 900 million dollars, what needs to be done to beef up the......
1 insight , 6 debates , 10 idea contests , 2 question
International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Also recently 33% of allocation had been done in parliament for women in......
1 trends , 1 insight , 7 debates , 6 idea contests , 5 question
Apple launched its much awaited tablet "ipad" , which is now being sold for $499 . which I think is a bit too high for Indian consumers, The device weighs just 1.5 pounds, compared with a few pounds for the typical laptop. At a mere half-inch thick, the iPad is also thinner than most laptops,......
3 trends , 6 insight , 7 debates
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Posted by: Satya Pal
Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them "Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstance, in every place and in every time. In every joy, every Sorrow, every defeat and every victory? Only one answer for all my questions? Something, which can help me when none of you is available to advise me? Tell me is there any mantra?" All the wise men were puzzled by the King's question. They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something, which appealed to all of them. They went to the king and gave him something written on paper, with a condition that the king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he can see it. The King put the papers under his diamond ring. Some time later, the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. The King had to flee on his horse. The...
Posted by: Brigadier (Retd) Sunil Chadha,
Soft Power. Joseph Nye is known as the father of the concept. He defines soft power as: “Power is the ability to affect others to obtain the outcomes you want. One can affect their behavior in three main ways: threats of coercion (“sticks”); inducements or payments (“carrots”) and attraction that makes others want what you want. A country may obtain the outcomes it wants in world politics because other countries want to follow it, admiring its values, emulating its example, aspiring to its level of prosperity and openness.” Importance of Soft Power . One could go on and on and on. How important is sft power may be imagined from the fact that in an address to the party, Chinese president, Hu Jintao said that China should "enhance culture as part of the soft power of our country to better guarantee the people's basic cultural rights and interests." He continued by adding that, “culture has become a more and more important source of national cohesion and creativity and a factor of...
Posted by: Brigadier (Retd) Sunil Chadha,
Nearly 4 decades ago. As a 21 plus, recently commissioned second lieutenant (2/Lt) I found myself posted to a field area in my first unit comprising Sikh troops. There was loads to be learnt - no formal syllabus - no appointed instructors - little in terms or guidelines - one was required to know just about everything - all by yesterday - multitasked to the hilt. I had no office. Most of the time was spent with the troops - training grounds, sports fields, firing ranges, cookhouses dining halls, equipment stores, living lines. Our troops my constant companions –- interactions with the officers (all seniors) was limited to a few minutes in a day - comprising highly formal exchanges (with me mostly listening). I found the troops good mentors guides - it was they who guided me in my daily functioning - regimental procedures history, sikhism, spoken punjabi (adjectives included), technical gunnery, man management, logistics procedures, accounting, disciplinary procedures - I could go...
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