The Trapped Che Guevara

It has been 50 years since the death of Che Guevara. Yet, his dying legacy lies trapped between the coming of age travelogue and t-shirt logos. In the hind-set, he seems no different than the posters of Bob Marley, with smokers seemingly unaware of the difference between the two. But, who was Che Guevara? Before he…

What are Oslo Accords?

The Oslo Accords, between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, are two agreements primarily consisting of Oslo I Accord signed in Washington D.C. in the year 1993 and Oslo II Accord signed in Taba, Egypt in the year 1995 under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Happening to be the first peace…

What Led India and Japan Closer?

Two decades ago Japan was in open condemnation of Indian nuclear program which was inclusive of its desire for a collective international economic imposition on India. Howsoever, today the world saw India and Japan cooperating to facilitate the establishment of a high-speed bullet train line between Mumbai to Ahmedabad, the foundation of which has been…

Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?

The scourge of renaming streets, avenues, alleys, and cities is not unprecedented, neither is the idea of renaming an airport.  Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government in India renamed the Gorakhpur Airforce Station to Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement; and likewise, the Agra Airport to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal…