Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dog bless America!!!

With the onset of Trump era in The America, it is going to be tough to answer the question whether America will be The America again or it will be ignored just like all the poor African nations which are struggling for survival.

Its not a joke but Trump is the only President in the history of American elections who has won a mandate from just over half the population who voted reluctantly to see a change in the life of America (the other half who voted are still in shock as to how someone who jokes and is not serious about many things, especially for the post of President of America is their President for the rest of the four years without choice).

All in all, a new dawn has set in the political environment of American kingdom which will be unpredictable in many ways for all the countries in the world equally, be it pro america or anti america......every nation has only one question hanging on their face...what is the next going to be?

No sophisticated softwares nor the worlds greatest experts can guess what will be next in the case of President Donald Trump. Its a guessing game which has begun in a loop for some time.

Maybe, the new world (post Trump takeover) will stabilize from the earlier instability which was based between good and bad decided by the American government. Maybe, America may become lonely in its fight with the rest of the world in order to prove dominance in its own way. Maybe, most of the countries will try to find another alternative country for their own protection (Russia is already in place but economically weak and China has tons of money to make friends by splurging billions in parties (loans)). Maybe, the dollar will go to dogs as it will lose its world dominance (as its real currency manipulation will stop its influence).

Or the latest guessing game where Israel will try to run USA due to its never ending political/financial influence.

Anything can happen now as un-predicatability is the new predictability. The world has already braced for a new change.

The war games in middle east will see drastic changes. America will be challenged for sure from many corners.

But Israel shouldn't be happy that they got a listening President to give ear to their fears but instead should try to stabilize the middle east region from becoming more chaotic in its game of dog eat dog policy or else the isolation that is now which it is in, will only grow wider by opening other doors.

Politics in itself is a shitty business and all the countries try to play the game pretty well....be it USA, Britain, France, Israel, Russia, China etc ('n' number)...

Dog bless America!





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The new normal of multilateralism with multipolarity


Foreign Secretary of India Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the 2nd edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2016

Keynote Address:
I am delighted to welcome you all to the 2nd edition of the Raisina Dialogue. As they will probably be saying at every international gathering this year, the landscape looks dramatically different than it did a year ago. However, the organisers of this conference may have been a bit more perceptive than most. By accident or design, they have selected a theme – the new normal of multilateralism with multipolarity – that certainly fits the bill for the days ahead.
The world we enter in 2017 is marked by unevenness, possibilities, uncertainties, known and unknown unknowns. The United States seems ready to change the terms of its engagement with the world. Relations between US and Russia could undergo a transformation that we may not have seen since 1945. Its dimensions, leave alone implications, are hard to predict. Europe, engrossed in multiple domestic challenges and reconfiguring itself, signals less appetite for more distant politics, even as it watches these developments.
The picture in Asia, however, looks somewhat different. The economic outlook is more positive, although sentiment is clearly affected by developments in the West. Social and political stability are not in doubt and levels of confidence are somewhat higher. Asia, of course, is not without its challenges, among them maritime disputes that acquired a salience in the last few years. Broadly speaking, the growth in China’s power and its expression abroad remain a dynamic factor in Asia. Japan is another major variable, as it seems to be preparing for more responsibilities. And as for India, as you heard from the Prime Minister yesterday, we see ourselves both as a source of stability and a key contributor to both growth and security in the region.
These different landscapes also give rise to divergent narratives. In the Western world, voices of inter-dependence and globalization have become more muted. Optimism that trade and investment overcome political divides has also faded. More dangers than convenience are perceived from connectivity. And there is a lack of purpose in confronting global challenges like terrorism, though some important exceptions should be acknowledged. The world has not just got flatter. Suddenly, one part of it is also more inward looking; in some ways, more tired.
The narrative in Asia, and I am sure in many other parts of the world, is a less pessimistic one. We undeniably have our sets of issues including emerging multipolarity in Asia, heightened nationalism, disputed boundaries, creating institutions and adhering to norms. But if there is change of mood, it is more from the impact of developments in US and Europe. Globalisation has not stopped – indeed cannot stop, just because someone somewhere has called ‘time out’. From the Asian perspective, it is less a world in disarray than one in flux. We understand that there is a global stock-taking going on and must approach it with empathy, rather than anxiety. We should also recognise that this is not so much global change, as change with global implications.
So, instead of being driven by headlines – or tweets – let’s look at what’s different and what is not. The reality of our business is that much is actually the same. Terrorism remains the most pervasive and serious challenge to international security. Developing a serious global response is of the highest priority, yet hard to do. Climate change is an existential challenge on which some common ground exists, that needs to be consolidated. The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals is a formidable enterprise, but one that holds enormous promise. Humanitarian assistance will be as regular a demand as disaster relief. The danger of epidemics continues as does finding cost effective solutions. In some regions, migration deriving from conflict situations is a serious challenge. WMD security will be a continuing concern, especially as terrorist groups strike deeper roots. And given our lifestyle, cyber security has become a serious threat for every modernising society. And that is just the short list.
The fact is that the challenges – political, economic or social – we face are not all new. But there is frustration in some societies about lack of progress in addressing even the old ones, leave alone meeting the new. They even feel that they have been disproportionately burdened. Others feel that they can craft their narrow response and are paying the price of shorter term calculations. In global politics, self-esteem derives from power differentiation. As that has narrowed, so too has the attitudes of key nations towards global responsibilities and their national welfare. A parallel debate pertains to observing the broad rules of the game. If these are seen to have manifestly worked for some and not others, obviously that too will have its own backlash. Some of this is reality, some perception. At the end of the day, it makes little difference. If key nations in the international system start to initiate changes in its current configuration, then change we will most certainly have.
It may be worth a moment to reflect on a somewhat different situation eight years ago. If there is an immediate precursor to the current global situation, it was in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. In many ways, this laid the basis for a more multipolar world. Ironically, while the Western-led G8 gave way to the more representative G20, the more diverse UNSC remained as resistant to change as before. The redistribution of power that happened in the aftermath of that crisis extended beyond symbolisms to developments on the ground. They opened up spaces for economic activity and political collaboration that were not there earlier. Certainly, for a number of emerging powers, the period from 2008 onwards has been one of opportunity. A country like India, for example, has not only loomed larger in the consciousness of more distant regions. It has actually broadened its footprint and intensified its investment, trade and technical activities in an unprecedented manner. Interestingly, this is also a period when we have become more sensitive to regional cooperation ourselves, collaborating with other regional groupings and making growing commitments to broader connectivity efforts.
After 2008, the world largely went back to its business. The concern at that time was more the resilience of the economies of the developed world. There was a great desire to return to normalcy as represented by the status quo. Today, we are looking at a very different prospect. It is not a looming crisis but a deep dissatisfaction that pervades many developed societies. Each case is unique and yet, they seem to reinforce each other. In the case of the United States, maintaining its global standing while simultaneously rebuilding its economy are the declared goals. But this time around, unlike 2009, it is sought to be achieved in a very different manner. This promises some upheaval in relations among states. While every country has some stake in the stability and the contribution of the United States, many would also watch these changes with anxiety. One thing is clear; few of us will be unaffected.
Where Europe is concerned, the consequences are very different. It would undeniably be a key partner for much of the world, including India, on issues of economy, technology, standards and development. But, it might be worthwhile for European speakers at this conference to spend some time explaining their strategic outlook to an Indian/Asian audience. That could help address concerns – misplaced or otherwise – of shrinking horizons. No significant part of the world is self-contained or unaffected by forces beyond it. It was never so; even less now. Asia is no exception. Of course, its primary drivers are its national, sub-regional and regional constituents. While trade and other economic activities has led the resurgence of the continent, progress on connectivity and security have lagged behind. In the absence of an agreed security architecture and the continuation of significant territorial disputes, the Asian landscape has been more than a little uncertain. The ASEAN has long functioned as an anchor of stability at its eastern end and its continuance in that role is critical.
Its centrality and unity is an asset for the entire continent. The rapid growth of Chinese power, the strengthening of India’s position, the sharper role of Russia, the activity of Japan, the divisions in the Gulf, the interests of Europe, and the entrenched position of the United States have not made this calculus an easy one. How major powers relate to each other is a complex interplay. This is not a competition of absolute or even relative strength. It is more a function of their inter se relations and who gets to occupy the pole position. The impact of major changes in major global relationships will, therefore, be felt as strongly in Asia as in Europe, even if differently.
So how does India approach this period of recalculation and recalibration? Overall, we are well placed and certainly no worse than many others. Our ties with the United States have been steadily growing and today cover vast areas of collaboration. We established early contact with the Trump transition team and see a strong convergence of interests and concerns. With Russia, India’s relationship has actually grown very substantially in the last two years, as has the bonding between our leaders. An improvement in US-Russia ties is therefore not against Indian interests. With China, the overall broadening of ties, especially in business and people-to-people contacts, has been overshadowed by differences on certain political issues.
But it is important for the two countries not to lose sight of the strategic nature of their engagement, or falter in their conviction that their rise can be mutually supportive. We will continue to invest more energy into this account in 2017. With Japan, there is really a transformation underway in the relationship that would make it a key player in India’s modernization. European countries, big and small, remain valued partners across a broad range of sectors and activities, including defence and security. Given the progress we have already made, India is confident that its net relationships would position it favourably in the dynamic environment that I spoke about earlier.
But it stands to reason that India should steadily build up its influence and capabilities, keeping pace with the unfolding scenario. To that end, India can draw on broad support from many nations, regions and groupings with whom it has developed an impressive record of partnering. These relationships naturally make their demands of Indian diplomacy. But more than in the past, we have nurtured bonds of friendship and constituencies of support across the world. In our immediate region, we have worked relentlessly to encourage and promote a stronger sense of connectivity, cooperation and contacts. At times, we may encounter obstacles but that has not stopped us persevering. As a result, ties with neighbours like Bangladesh stand truly transformed.
To the extended neighbourhood in the East and the West, our diplomacy has focused on restoring linkages broken in the past. While the East was more an exercise of consolidation with ASEAN, the reaching out to the GCC and Iran have been among one of the hallmark initiatives of the current Government. As a result, India is today involved in the Middle East in a manner in which it has not been for many decades. Our Africa engagement has also acquired a very different quality and content. What we have seen recently is the conscious broadening of India’s diplomatic footprint, whether it is from sub-Saharan and Western Africa to the South Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. As a business partner, an executor of projects or a provider of assistance, India’s economic reach has grown in parallel with its domestic capacities.
It is also important that as new equations are being worked out, India does its part in contributing to global development, progress and security.
It is already doing this through a variety of policies and initiatives and I highlight some of them for your consideration:
i. We are now a significant provider of official development assistance to other developing countries and a major hub for training and education. Grants and loans extended to our immediate neighbours, even excluding Bhutan and Afghanistan, currently total $ 10.4 billion while our commitments to Africa have tripled over their initial $ 5 billion.
ii. As India’s capacities have grown, we have taken on the role of first responders to HADR situations. Our recent relief operations include the earthquake in Nepal, evacuation in Yemen and South Sudan, hurricane in Fiji, landslide in Sri Lanka and the water crisis in the Maldives.
iii. Afghanistan continues to deserve the special attention of the international community. After completing the Parliament building and the dam in Herat as part of our $ 2 billion assistance programme, India has made an additional $ 1 billion commitment at the Brussels conference for housing and rehabilitation, irrigation works and training.
iv. Conscious of our particular responsibility to the safety and security of the Indian Ocean, we have been active in promoting maritime domain awareness, concluding White Shipping Agreements, ensuring coastal surveillance and conducting hydrographic services.
v. We are positive about promoting connectivity and support initiatives including the trilateral one with Iran and Afghanistan, the International North-South Transit Corridor through Iran, as well as the Trilateral Highway and the BCIM Corridor to our East. This was a subject of our deliberations last year.
Regional groupings are today one of the building blocks of the global order. Their driving force and commonality are perhaps the most obvious of all. India is a founder member of SAARC, an organization that has been made ineffective due to the insecurity of one member. We hope to partially remedy this through the BBIN sub-regional grouping. It is also our expectation that the current level of enthusiasm among members of BIMSTEC can be channelled towards more far-reaching initiatives. We have been members of ASEAN-based groupings, including EAS, ARF and ADMM. BRICS and SCO represent a very different facet of our interest and engagement. In recent years, we have sought to engage other regional groupings collectively, among them GCC, FIPIC and CELAC.
The role of plurilaterals in our foreign policy has grown steadily. One of the oldest is that with Russia and China, as indeed with Brazil and South Africa. Together, they of course now constitute BRICS. But we have always been open to these possibilities. And recent years have added to our repertoire. The India-Japan-US trilateral now has many dimensions. The Japan-Australia-India one has gotten off to a good start. The one with Iran and Afghanistan is actually seized of our practical cooperation as well as our strategic coordination. Working with Sri Lanka and Maldives together on maritime issues is sensible. And there could be more….
India is a natural exponent of multilateralism. To an extent, this reflects our own domestic traditions of pluralism and diversity. Well before a multipolar world actually came into being, we believed in its desirability and even its inevitability. It was inconceivable for us that a world as vast and diverse as ours could be run by a small set of powers through alliances. Over the years, other countries including China came around to this point of view. We were confident that with the passage of time and the economic revival of Asia, Africa and Latin America, the dispersal of power in the world would become more equitable. A lot of our diplomacy over the years has been dedicated to making that happen. When it was much more difficult, we have helped put together groupings of developing countries in different formats to make their voices heard on critical issues of the day. Our commitment to that approach remains firm. Today, as India’s capabilities and influence grow, they are naturally on offer to this longstanding endeavour. In critical deliberations, whether it is on climate change or SDG, we are even willing to play a larger bridging role to develop international consensus.
The democratization of the international order is a particularly complex challenge and the emergence of multipolarity is just a first step. Entrenched powers rarely give up privileges easily, even if they pay lip service to the deserving. Such tasks require patience, perseverance and determination and I can say with some assurance that we have them in full measure. The absurdity of the main multilateral decision-making body being more than 70 years old – and due for retirement anywhere in the world – is obvious to all except those with a vested interest. There can be no getting away from the myriad of global challenges that will eventually require a credible multilateral response. The pressures to reform the UN will only grow with each passing day.
Contemporary multilateral institutions have been devised on multipolar principles, even if they were not taken seriously in practice. Reality could well catch up one day. Accepting the limitations and constraints in international relations in an inter-dependent world will surely promote both multilateralism and multipolarity. Indeed, the two could well feed on each other as greater players need agreed formats to reach common outcomes. The big dangers confronting the world can only be addressed through multilateralism. Not all leading powers may willingly acknowledge this reality. But at the end of the day, there are real problems that wait for us out there in the world and serious expectations that we will do something about them.
Yesterday, PM Rudd reminded us that after decades of American internationalism, we are finally face to face with its nationalism. Now, it is true that Russia and Europe too became less internationalist in their outlook. Emerging powers, including regional ones, have shown little inclinations in that direction. India is actually an exception. So, is nationalism the new normal and can India make a difference – by being different?
Video of the same can be watched below:


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Main Stream Media - Do you buy their lies?

Time and again, truth was suppressed by the so called concerned western countries who claim to support the cause in Syria or Iraq or any place on Earth. But when propaganda becomes a daily food being fed live to the silent population, lies become actual truth over a period of time because it is being repeated and repeated and repeated again and again and every day only to make innocents believe it as the actual truth.

It is clearly evident how US and its allies have supported the militants in Syria openly with arms and ammunition. How ISIS played a crucial role in all this western game too. The war was started to dethrone Syrian President from his country as was the demand by the rich Middle East countries who buy all western stuff. A favor for a favor... Create hell on earth and kill innocents in turn without bothering about how people and how systematically the whole of Syria is wiped out and the future of Syria is erased from the map as most of the population has moved out of country or are dead.


Watch the above latest video as to how the propaganda works. How the so called White Helmets who are lauded by the west for their humanitarian efforts are actually professionals working to create false news in the pretext of helping the civilians. Bloggers and activists are actively involved in transforming the false news in making it real.



Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist shared her pain as to how the so called MSM (main stream media) (all publications are private companies held by individuals helping spread false propaganda....be it BBC, NY Times, Washington Post etc) are propagating lies across the world and have blocked all the news emanating from Syria or Iraq.

Someone aptly described everything that is happening in the world today, what the West and Media are doing..... "Manufacturing Consent".


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

When death cheats...


Amazing way a kitten survived the coming onslaught it wasn't aware. 

There are good samaritans in this world...


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Iran, through the eyes of an American

Iran is made evil by the western media to be precise as part of propaganda war but in real it is as it is, like any other country in the world. 

Below is a video appeared in CNN by famous American chef Anthony Bourdain who travelled through Iran and spoke to Iranis only to get surprised totally which was contradicting to what he was taught day in and out on the American side.



Thursday, December 01, 2016

Don't get surprised if a terrorist organization is given a Noble Prize


When war is created and the results are already estimated, imagine what happens...propaganda becomes the norm of the day and is considered truth of the world because everyone is hearing it repeatedly. This is what few countries and media are hell bent in making reality on the ground a fiction of the world. 

All the illegal wars have to end for this world to survive or the destruction of planet earth is not far away. Every one is equally responsible, the participant and the non-participant in the show.

The biggest joke which may emerge soon or a little later is giving noble prize to terrorist organizations. After all who selects who gets noble? Nothing much to guess. And the joke continues in real...

An interesting and important video on: 


Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong

Watch it to find out more


Israel's never ending puzzle

Explained in short and simple understanding video as to how Israel is provocating Iran and Syria into war with it and how the world powers are mute witness to this Israeli delusion.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) - a great social development initiative

Words will fall short in describing the amazing thing happening in one part of Indian state of Orissa centered in Bhuvaneshwar where Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (known with the acronym KISS) founded by Dr.Achyuta Samanta in 1993 is doing. This school, started by a humble man from tribal background faced tough situations in life while he was a child in even getting one square meal a day due to his economic conditions. He decided he will ensure no one goes through such a phase in life and provided free schooling, food, hostel facilities to children from KG to PG. Watch the video to know how things unfolded about KISS. I admire such an initiative which is changing lives of several people at once and giving hope in life for many who can hardly think of food or schooling for their children.

Every day 50,000 meals are being provided in this school silently in the background. Watch the video below to find out more in how amazing way everything is unfolding at KISS.



One of the REAL HERO's of 21st Century.