Now Watching – Shaurya

A supposedly rip-off of the Hollywood movie “A few good men“, Shaurya is not as bad as the reviews made it out to be. I havent seen the Hollywood original, so cant comment on it. The movie has some exceptional acting by Deepak Dobriyal, Kay Kay Menon. Rahul Bose is ok and Minissa Lamba is…

The beginning of the end of Musharraf?

The love affair between the US and Musharraf seems to be finally coming to an end as the US finds a new lover in the new Army general of Pakistan Ashraf Kiyani. Latest news points to Kiyani allowing the US troops to put their foot on the Pakistani soil in the guise of training and…

The devil removes his uniform

A superb article by B Raman in Rediff on the aftermath of Musharraf’s resigning from the post of Army General to become the President of Pakistan. Shortly after Zia took over as the chief, the Shah of Iran visited Pakistan. While introducing Zia to the Shah, the flamboyant Bhutto was reported to have remarked: ‘Meet…

Benazir Bhutto survives to tell the tale

The God that Benazir Bhutto prays to is too kind on her. Looking at the television pictures of the carnage caused by the suicide bomber on her motorcade, its simply a miracle as to how she survived. Its going to be a long and bloody battle between the moderates in the political sphere and the…

India to train Singapore’s armed forces

India will now be a regular host for the training of Singapore’s small but high-tech armed forces. The two countries are poised to ink a unique five-year defence cooperation pact to allow the city-state’s armed forces to exercise regularly on Indian territory and airspace. The comprehensive agreement, along with a detailed logistical pact, is likely…