Boloji.com - Musings SignUp
Boloji.com
Boloji
Home Kabir Poetry Blogs BoloKids Writers Contribute Search Contact Site Map Advertise RSS Login Register
Boloji
Channels

In Focus

Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Going Inner
Opinion
Photo Essays

Columns

A Bystander's Diary
Business
My Word
PlainSpeak
Random Thoughts

Our Heritage

Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Dances
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
Vastu
Vithika

Society & Lifestyle

Family Matters
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women

Creative Writings

Book Reviews
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Musings
Quotes
Ramblings
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop

Computing

CC++
Computing Articles
Flash
Internet Security
Java
Linux
Networking
Musings 
Rise of an Unstoppable Hegemon
by H.N. Bali
China’s Bid to Redefine World Order Part I

The rise, decline and fall of empires is a leitmotif of history. Big and small, they emerged, dominated, declined and disintegrated, leaving behind their imprint on the chronicles of time for historians to record. Who was the world’s first empire-builder? Read On

  
A Civilizational Clash in the Making
by H.N. Bali
.... All said, this LoC is the Berlin Wall of the South Asian sub-continent that came up in 1949 and continues to exist. Considering that it has been there for over sixty years, it may still be around in 2047 when both Indian and Pakistan celebrate the hundredth anniversary of their Independence. What a lasting testimonial to the collective insanity that seized us in 1947! Shall we call this LoC an extension of Tobah Tek Singh Line after the 1955 short story of Saadat Hasan Manto? Read On

   
Heads I Lose, Tails You Win

by H.N. Bali
One of the legacies of Jawaharlal was the Kashmir albatross that India has worn around its neck for over six and a half decades. A godsend opportunity to resolve the solution-defying problem presented itself at the Shimla Conference after the 1971 Bangladesh war. If ever a person holding three aces lost in a rummy round to those with very weak hands, that person was Nehru’s beloved daughter, Indira Gandhi. Read On

 
Art of Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
by H.N. Bali  
If ever there was a country where political ham-handedness recklessly frittered away, a winning hand that it had been dealt, and with astonishing regularity, that is post-Independence India. One enviable institution that the British built and bequeathed to free India was a well-trained professional army which, when called upon to serve the Republic, acquitted itself most creditably. Indeed, the 1962 War is an exception. However, the reasons for its poor performance then, were entirely on account of inept political leadership. Read On    
  
by H.N. Bali
Lamentable, indeed, is our national proclivity to be cussedly casual at times about all-too-important matters which we must address ourselves in dead seriousness. The most eloquent example of this is, how, ever since Independence, have our Raksha Mantris been selected. Come to think of it, would it make the slightest difference if any other set of thirty-five incumbents had been our Defense Ministers? The hydra-headed monster called the system could as well have seen us through. Read On 

  Rise of an Unstoppable Hegemon by H.N. Bali    

  A Civilizational Clash in the Making by H.N. Bali    

  Heads I Lose, Tails You Win by H.N. Bali    

  Art of Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory by H.N. Bali    

  Defense Isn’t for Tinkering by H.N. Bali    

  Achilles’ Heel of Modi Government by H.N. Bali    

  Shouldn’t an Accountability Commission Probe Manhohan Singh’s Sound of Silence? by H.N. Bali    

  Manmohan Singh’s Sound of Silence by H.N. Bali    

  Modi’s Head Start: The First 100 Days by H.N. Bali    

  Faustian Bargain by H.N. Bali    

  Manmohan Singh by H.N. Bali    

  Sonia Gandhi: A Consummate Operator who Tumbled by H.N. Bali    

  Whom to Believe? by H.N. Bali    

  Harbingers of Hope by H.N. Bali    

  Living for Others by H.N. Bali    

  On Learning to Cope with Setbacks by H.N. Bali    

  Contagion of Institutional Decay by H.N. Bali    

  A Misstep, Prime Minister — Correct it before it’s Too Late by H.N. Bali    

  Our Alienated Sons of Soil – Out of Sync with Truth and Reality by H.N. Bali    

  Games Statisticians Play With Figures by H.N. Bali    

  That Was a Poll That Was by H.N. Bali    

  Looking into the Seeds of Time by H.N. Bali    

  Sackcloth and Ashes: Why for Modi Alone? by H.N. Bali    

  Foot in Mouth Award Winners by H.N. Bali    

  Putting Your Foot in the Mouth - Occupational Disease of Politicians by H.N. Bali    

  Battle of Beverages by H.N. Bali    

  Taking Everyone for a Ride by H.N. Bali    

  Games Politicians Play by H.N. Bali    

  Treading Don Quixote’s Path by H.N. Bali    

  Art of Shooting Oneself in the Foot by H.N. Bali    



 A Civilizational Clash in the Making by H.N. Bali   

 A Conversation with An Old Friend by Doreen Dotan   

 A Government of Wolves by Ravinder Malhotra   

 A Harrowing Experience by Dr. Neria H. Hebbar   

 A Misstep, Prime Minister — Correct it before it’s Too Late by H.N. Bali   

 A Moment Called Death by P. G. R. Nair   

 A small Touching Story by Ravi Prakash Burdak   

 A Storyteller's Afternoon by Sangeeta Goel   

 A Waltz of Flowers by Abhijit Laghate   

 Achilles’ Heel of Modi Government by H.N. Bali   

 All I thought was, “This is it” by Suchithra Balan   

 Amar 'Uncle Pai' No More by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick   

 An Ache or Achievement by Pavalamani Pragasam   

 Another Year by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Are We Our Brothers’ Keepers? by H.N. Bali   

 Are You Aware? by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Are You Really There? by Soumi Mitra   

 Art of Shooting Oneself in the Foot by H.N. Bali   

 Art of Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory by H.N. Bali   

 As Long as We have Friends! by Ananya S Guha   

 Battle of Beverages by H.N. Bali   

 Before it Brings the Polity Down ... by H.N. Bali   

 Being and Becoming of our Journey by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Best Prime Minister We Never Had by H.N. Bali   

 Beyond Answers & Questions by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Bharat Mata by Vasant G. Gandhi   

 Bliss in Solitude by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Book Bound by Reema Bansal   

 Buds, Blooms and Book of Life by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Building Crucial Civil-Military Equation Gen. Cariappa’s Significant Contribution by H.N. Bali   

 Calcutta - A Reminiscence by Rajesh Dev   

 Can Virtual Feel Real? by Vinay Pinto   

 Challenging Minorityism and Pseudo-secularism by H.N. Bali   

 Character Study in Names and Body Language by Prof. R. K. Bhushan   

 Charlatans, Politicians & Statesman by Ravinder Malhotra   

 Coffee with Chanakya by Raghu Vanshi   

 Coming to Terms with Realpolitik by H.N. Bali   

 Conditional License by H.N. Bali   

 Contagion of Institutional Decay by H.N. Bali   

 Creative Literature Remains, Propaganda Literature Goes by Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee   

 Damn the Facts: Just Beat the Drum by H.N. Bali   

 Dared to Call a Spade a Spade by H.N. Bali   

 Death of India's Small Change by Proloy Bagchi   

 Debasing Institutions: Fault Lines of the Polity by H.N. Bali   

 Defense Isn’t for Tinkering by H.N. Bali   

 Demise of A Rose Bush by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Disintegration of Social Contract by H.N. Bali   

 Divide and Rule is the Name of the Game by H.N. Bali   

 Divine Routes to Sexual Harrassment by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Egregious Historical Blunder - Fault Lines of the Polity by H.N. Bali   

 Empty, Futile, Dreams by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Eternally Grateful by Doreen Dotan   

 Eulogy to a Frank-fart-er by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Faustian Bargain by H.N. Bali   

 Folding Hands by Meera Chowdhry   

 Foot in Mouth Award Winners by H.N. Bali   

 Free or Bound? by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Freedom by Anubhava Dasgupta   

 Games Politicians Play by H.N. Bali   

 Games Statisticians Play With Figures by H.N. Bali   

 Geometric Lessons for Life by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Go Forward by Dr. C.S. Shah   

 Grammar of Chaos: Grave Peril to the Polity by H.N. Bali   

 Gravest Fault Line of our Polity by H.N. Bali   

 Growth Predictions by Ravinder Malhotra   

 Harbingers of Hope by H.N. Bali   

 Heads I Lose, Tails You Win by H.N. Bali   

 Hearing the Unheard by Maalok    

 High Priestess of the Faraway Shrine by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 How Much is a Smile Worth? by Dr. Gopal Singh   

 I Only Have You by Gaurav Deep Arora   

 Identity – Who Am I? by Ananya S Guha   

 In Pursuit of Love by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Invincible Might of the Unarmed Truth by H.N. Bali   

 It Matters by Shaily Dhingra   

 Journey by Tara Rana   

 Judge-Penitent by Pramod Khilery   

 Kosi, me and the Kairos by Ninad Parikh   

 Legal System in a Shambles by H.N. Bali   

 Let Commonsense be Our Guide by Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam   

 Living for Others by H.N. Bali   

 Long Live Valentine Legend by H.N. Bali   

 Look Back in Anguish, not Angst by H.N. Bali   

 Looking into the Seeds of Time by H.N. Bali   

 Lunch in Patiala, NY, USA by H.N. Bali   

 Manmohan Singh by H.N. Bali   

 Manmohan Singh’s Sound of Silence by H.N. Bali   

 Many Faces of Falsehood by H.N. Bali   

 Me and My Rasgullas by Kamal (Kam) Joshi   

 Me and My Two Mothers by Kamal (Kam) Joshi   

 Metamorphosis a la Vyasdeva by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Mind, Thoughts and Human Nature by Mandar Karanjkar   

 Modi’s Head Start: The First 100 Days by H.N. Bali   

 Morality: Have we understood it correctly? by Mandar Karanjkar   

 Muni Badnam Hui... Woman's Day by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick   

 Nachiketa Story by H.N. Bali   

 Narada's Narrative by Sandeep Laroia   

 Nehruvian State: The Curse of Indian Polity by H.N. Bali   

 Notional Rule of Law by H.N. Bali   

 Of Crows and Men by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 Of Husain, Indians and People Like Them by Dr. Amitabh Mitra   

 On Learning to Cope with Setbacks by H.N. Bali   

 On the Eve of Indepence Day... by Ananya S Guha   

 One Who Forged India’s Steel Frame by H.N. Bali   

 One Who Understood Realpolitik by H.N. Bali   

 One Who Warned the Ostrich About Looming Dangers Ahead by H.N. Bali   

 Our Alienated Sons of Soil – Out of Sync with Truth and Reality by H.N. Bali   

 Our Fascination for “Phorin" by H.N. Bali   

 Our Languishing Republic Watan Ki Fikar Kar Nadan! by H.N. Bali   

 Over and Above Syndrome by H.N. Bali   

 Overhaul the Judicial System by H.N. Bali   

 Paid Back Several Times Over by H.N. Bali   

 Permanent Address by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Perpetuation of Colonial Administrative System by H.N. Bali   

 Pigeons - My Friends by Bhavna Mathur   

 Political Races: Lost and Won by H.N. Bali   

 Politics as Puppetry by H.N. Bali   

 Putting Your Foot in the Mouth - Occupational Disease of Politicians by H.N. Bali   

 Reading the Writing on the Wall by H.N. Bali   

 Rebuilding India by Ravinder Malhotra   

 Recurrent Crossroads on Life’s Highway by H.N. Bali   

 Relationships by Julia Dutta   

 Relationships are Like Our Bodies by Aparna Chatterjee   

 Remembering Indira Gandhi by H.N. Bali   

 Representation of the People Act by H.N. Bali   

 Representation of the People Act - 2 by H.N. Bali   

 Riding The Wave by Sangeeta Goel   

 Rise of an Unstoppable Hegemon by H.N. Bali   

 Sachin Tendulkar and Gokuldas - Lessons from the Game of Life by Col. Gopal Karunakaran   

 Sackcloth and Ashes: Why for Modi Alone? by H.N. Bali   

 Salt, Pepper and the Spices of Life by Priyanka Dey   

 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Remembered by H.N. Bali   

 Satyakam by Sunanda    

 Shouldn’t an Accountability Commission Probe Manhohan Singh’s Sound of Silence? by H.N. Bali   

 Some Unforgettable Hindi Stories by G. Venkatesh   

 Sonia Gandhi: A Consummate Operator who Tumbled by H.N. Bali   

 Sordid Saga of Partition of India by H.N. Bali   

 Spin Doctors and the Myth of the Great Indian Economic Growth by H.N. Bali   

 Stepsons of Soil Awaiting Their Due by H.N. Bali   

 Stranger in my Life by Hippie Gal   

 Students' Day by Ananya S Guha   

 Taking Everyone for a Ride by H.N. Bali   

 Taking on the Phantoms of the Past by H.N. Bali   

 Talent and Merit by Prof. Ganganand Jha   

 Tasks Confronting Narenedra Modi by H.N. Bali   

 That Was a Poll That Was by H.N. Bali   

 The “Silver Tsunami” by Proloy Bagchi   

 The Bigness of Small Things by Sujata Ashwarya Cheema   

 The Burden of Past on our Backs by H.N. Bali   

 The Choicest Choice by Vaish    

 The Construction Site by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 The Death of Imagination by Lopamudra Biswas   

 The Emotional Chaos by Mandar Karanjkar   

 The Father, the Son and the **** Ghost - 1 by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 The Father, the Son and the **** Ghost - 2 by Dipankar Dasgupta   

 The Forgotten Architect by H.N. Bali   

 The Great Consolidator by H.N. Bali   

 The Indebtedness of Ekalavya by Prof. Ganganand Jha   

 The Journey From Creation to Creator by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 The Man Who Exorcised the Specter of Coups by H.N. Bali   

 The Man Who Redeemed National Honor by H.N. Bali   

 The Man Who Served Seven Kings by H.N. Bali   

 The Maze and the Destination by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 The Passage of Time by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 The Specter of Minorityism by H.N. Bali   

 The Tallest of Them All by H.N. Bali   

 The Thunderstorm* by Dr. Frank S. K. Barar   

 There’s a Lot More to a Kiss than Meets the Eye by Rajesh Williams   

 Those Karma Yogis by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Three 09/11’s of Our Time by H.N. Bali   

 Three Questions That Defy Simple Answers by H.N. Bali   

 Till Death Do Us Apart by Pradip Basu   

 To All Elected MPs & MLAs by Ananya S Guha   

 Tradition and Modernity by Prof. Ganganand Jha   

 Treading Don Quixote’s Path by H.N. Bali   

 Turning Back by Dr. William R. Stimson   

 Two Days That Broke My Routine by Suchithra Balan   

 Uncle Sam Has Many Faces: Learning to Cope with Them by H.N. Bali   

 Visiting Myself by Gaurav Deep Arora   

 Vote Bank Politics vs. Development-for-All by H.N. Bali   

 Voyage of a Letter by V. K. Joshi (Bijji)   

 Walk Into My Parlor by Lata Jagtiani   

 Wanderings and Musings by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Was Partition of India Unavoidable? by H.N. Bali   

 We're All Cracked Pots: A Fable Retold ... by Shaily Dhingra   

 What is in a Name? by Dr. T. S. Chandra Mouli   

 What’s Forgotten by Dr. William R. Stimson   

 When Lie Decided to Leave the Dress of Truth by Puttu Parashuram Kulkarni   

 When the Salt hath Lost his Savour by H.N. Bali   

 When will Enough be Enough? by H.N. Bali   

 Who Knows the Answer? by H.N. Bali   

 Whom to Believe? by H.N. Bali   

 Window Dressers of Potemkin Village by H.N. Bali   

 Wise Old Man under the Banyan Tree by Dr. Vidur Jyoti   

 Woe Betide a Polity ... by H.N. Bali   

 Work-O-Holic: Never Allow Work to Occupy You by Nikhil Sharda   

 Your Jaw for My Tooth The Third 9/11 of Our Time by H.N. Bali   

 Your Most Obedient Servant Gene by H.N. Bali   


Top




Solitude and other poems by Rajender Krishan
 


    A Bystander's Diary     Analysis     Architecture     Astrology     Ayurveda     Book Reviews
    Buddhism     Business     Cartoons     CC++     Cinema     Computing Articles
    Culture     Dances     Education     Environment     Family Matters     Festivals
    Flash     Ghalib's Corner     Going Inner     Health     Hinduism     History
    Humor     Individuality     Internet Security     Java     Linux     Literary Shelf
    Love Letters     Memoirs     Musings     My Word     Networking     Opinion
    Parenting     People     Perspective     Photo Essays     Places     PlainSpeak
    Quotes     Ramblings     Random Thoughts     Recipes     Sikhism     Society
    Spirituality     Stories     Teens     Travelogues     Vastu     Vithika
    Women     Workshop
RSS Feed RSS Feed Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
Developed and Programmed by ekant solutions