KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” —Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the UN Knowledge is awareness of knowing about ‘what, why, when, where and how’ of anything. It is power. Power is of two kinds: one physical and the other intellectual. The […]

GLOBAL WARMING

“We believe when we see; We learn when we do…”. Our ancestors had handed over the planet Earth to us, so cool and green. We are polluting the environment—sometimes intentionally, sometimes ignorantly. Pollution is one of the current evils brought about by the growth of science and technology. It harms the health and well being […]

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

The maxim of ‘Look before you leap’ advises that we should look deeply upon the matter and think over on how it is to be done, before we begin to act. It also warns that if we do not do so, we are in for trouble after having done it wrongly. The maxim is applicable […]

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

It took India 82 years to transit from an opaque system of governance, legitimised by the colonial Official Secrets Act, to one where citizens can demand the right to information. The enactment of the Right to Information Act 2005 marked a significant shift for Indian democracy, for, the greater the access to information, the greater […]

India And Germany Sign 17 MoUs, Five Joint Declarations Of Intent Exchanged

India and Germany inked 17 agreements and five joint declarations of intent in the fields including space, civil aviation, maritime technology, medicine and education during the 5th Indo-German Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) on November 1, 2019. The agreements were signed during the two-day visit of German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel who arrived in Delhi on October […]

ASEAN Lies At The Core Of India’s “Act East” Policy : PM Modi At ASEAN-India Summit

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi visited Bangkok, Thailand from November 2 to 4, 2019 to participate in the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nations-India (ASEAN-India), 14th East Asia, and 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summits. In his opening remarks at the ASEAN-India Summit, the Prime Minister said that ASEAN “is and always will be […]