A country at war spares just peanuts for its military

Pakistan’s budget 2014-15 presented before the Parliament highlights the priority its political leaders assign to national security. The country’s military, and by extension, the Pakistani State is at war. Foreign-aided insurgency that has claimed close to 10,000 military lives is raging though there are some signs of let up after the military (army and air … More A country at war spares just peanuts for its military

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 54,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.  

Balochistan insurgency; The Army will have to win the war of perceptions….

Idea in the modern day warfare is an effective weapon. Before winning a war in the battlefield, armies must win the war of perceptions and effectively counter baseless and negative propaganda. Pakistani army lost this war in East Pakistan but now it cannot afford a defeat in Balochistan. In Balochistan, it has to fight a … More Balochistan insurgency; The Army will have to win the war of perceptions….

Eurozone: Will the bail-out keep another “Great Depression” away?

If you think eurozone is now out of the danger zone after a stronger bailout fund, you may be in for a big disappointment.  The zone will have to pay the price for taking along its continental baggage; the looming Greek default. Financial markets are already anticipating a likely Greek default and demanding more far-reaching … More Eurozone: Will the bail-out keep another “Great Depression” away?

A weird world of diamond; can it attract hordes like California Gold Rush?

Rush ladies, rush; before someone else or the lady next door gets there.The astronomers have discovered a new planet made of all diamond. The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large … More A weird world of diamond; can it attract hordes like California Gold Rush?