Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why Indians Dominate the Spelling Bee



Comic 14

Tragedy & India’s Chance to Shine in 2015

Indian Maritime Commandos (MARCOs): Ready to Dance. Courtesy Indian Defence Review

Indian Maritime Commandos (MARCOs): Wanna Dance? (Courtesy Indian Defence Review)

For many years India, only one of two nations on the face of the planet with over one billion people, has punched woefully below its weight in world affairs.  Just as with the Mayweather-Pacquiao “fight of the century” taking place later today, it is actions and not words that matter in this quest for respect.  India has long held that it wants to be taken more seriously, with demands for support from other countries to join the UN Security Council as a permanent member.  Well, India in 2015 has gotten back to back opportunities to prove itself to the world thanks to two unfortunate tragedies: the collapse of Yemen, and the massive Himalayan earthquake.

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