April 2018 Blog Posts (33)

#Cyberpeacefare #Immigrants #Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists." 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 25, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Carnegie Council Appoints 10 Pacific Delegates for Fact-Finding Trip to the Philippines on Climate Change

In October 2018, Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program is leading a fact-finding trip to Manila to investigate the effects of climate change on Philippine politics and society.

With severe typhoons a regular occurrence, the Philippines has become the portrait of climate change victimhood. At COP21 in Paris, the…


Added by Carnegie Council on April 23, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Reasons for Hope: Earth Day 2018

"You can rest in despair or you can ask: 'How can we harness our ingenuity and creativity and ability to cooperate in recognizing that we need to live more sustainably?' We need to be as creative about sustainability as we have been about exploitation."

Brent Jenks, from "Hope for Asian Fisheries" podcast (see below)

In that spirit here's a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year, in honor of Earth Day, April…


Added by Carnegie Council on April 20, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments

Sweden and India Enters into a New Era of Friendship as Indian PM Visits the Scandinavian Country

At the invitation of Prime Minister Löfven, Prime Minister Modi paid an official visit to Stockholm on 16-17 April 2018.
Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Löfven met on 17 April and recalled their Joint Statement issued in Mumbai in 2016, welcomed progress so far on its implementation and reconfirmed their commitment to the Joint Statement as the overall political framework for cooperation. 
India and Sweden share values of democracy, rule of law, respect of…

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 20, 2018 at 12:13am — No Comments

India Leaps Big with Her Past Colonial Ruler

This is very natural to be emotional when premiers of a Nation which ruled another For 200 years meet on the invitation of former. With an open heart, clear vision and tough stand on terror Indian Prime Minister Narendra Midi paid state visit to meet England's Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss variety of issues and close multiple deals. World News Tomorrow Corporation's Asia Bureau Chief kept a close eye on this meeting and issues discussed during meet. He writes:
At the…

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 20, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Theodore Roosevelt

"Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping."  Theodore Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 18, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Andrew Carnegie's Legacy, 100 Years Later and into the Next Century

As the centennial of the death of Andrew Carnegie approaches in 2019, the institutions he founded are organizing a series of programs to celebrate Carnegie's legacy and address the national and international challenges ahead. Carnegie institutions in New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, California, and Europe will sponsor events…


Added by Carnegie Council on April 12, 2018 at 11:56am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Misunderstandings #Louis D. Brandeis

"Nine-tenths of the serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstandings; result from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."

Louis D. Brandeis

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 7, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Story of an Intern (Part-2)

Igor Ovsyannykov photo



Ratnesh Dwivedi



Lucknow and…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 6, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

Sir Mark Tully: Legend of Journalism, Radio and the BBC


An interview by Ratnesh Dwivedi 


This was my first chance to meet Mark Tully in person. I had interviewed him before over the telephone for a community radio station…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:37am — No Comments

India's New Education Policy:Will it Overhaul 10+2 Education

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Ratnesh Dwivedi





Implementation of …


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:08am — No Comments

39 Missing Indians were Killed by ISIL:Sushma Swaraj Confirmed to Indian Parliament

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Ratnesh Dwivedi



Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday confirmed the tragic news that 39 Indian workers, who were missing…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:05am — No Comments

East or West,Who is the Best?



Ratnesh Dwivedi



The Western World


All that matters to the citizens of this world is a good livelihood, a sense of pride and safety for their family. Stories from Politics to Sports and from…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:02am — No Comments

Ayodhya:Development First but Solution a Must

Nagarjun Kandukuru photo



Ratnesh Dwivedi



What if I call it the longest pending series of cases in any court across the world?…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:01am — No Comments

Is India Making a Big Leap Under Modi?


Ratnesh Dwivedi





India faces significant challenges in the area of trade policy— the global economic slowdown, increasing protectionism, the stalled mega-trade deals that could in time be revived, and perhaps more importantly, its own domestic preoccupations. For India to achieve its policy objectives, the government and…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Ayodhya Dispute


Ratnesh Dwivedi


The small pilgrim town of Ayodhya has been in the news for the past four decades since 1980 when the Hindu hardliner party, then known as Bhartiya Jana Sangh, had been trying to revive the issue in favor of Hindus. The town and the issue…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 12:58am — No Comments

Higher Education in India:The Glory Of The Past, The Challenges Of Today And The Road For Tomorrow(Concluding Part)

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Ratnesh Dwivedi



Continuing the series: The Glory Of The Past, The Challenges Of Today And The Road For Tomorrow





Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 12:56am — No Comments

The Story of an Intern(Part-12)

In the span of one year I stayed with Professor Pandey, I became a close associate of his and a close confide and intact friend of him. Each day in the evening we would sit together at his residence and he would tell me the finer points of Archaeology and History, about problems in Ayodhya and Faizabad, about his meeting with a Cambridge University professor – Prof Dilip Chakraborty and about people in the University. I would listen to him very carefully while sipping a cup of tea.



Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 12:51am — No Comments

The Story of an Intern(Part-11)

Lectures on Space Exploration


I planned my lectures pretty well keeping the need of M.A. and Ph.D students in mind. I was going to teach such a senior class and nothing should be missed. I prepared a document which dealt with the Art of Science, about missions in Space Science by NASA, about comets which are studied through the eyes of an Archaeologist and I took a case study of a very famous and experimental mission of NASA –The Deep Impact…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 12:50am — No Comments

The Story of an Intern(Part-10)

MM photo



Ratnesh Dwivedi



The Teaching Assignment and Shiny Rachel Thomos


Designing “…


Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 4, 2018 at 12:48am — No Comments

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