Ratnesh Dwivedi's Blog – August 2018 Archive (3)

Vymaanka Shashtra (Aeronautics) in Ancient India and According to Maharishi Bhardwaaja

The Vaimānika Shāstra is a Sanskrit text on aeronautics obtained by psychic channeling and automatic writing. It makes the claim that the vimānas mentioned in ancient Sanskrit epics were advanced aerodynamic flying vehicles, similar to a rocket.

DEFINITION OF VIMANA

The word “Vimana” originates from the Sanskrit words Vi-Mana, ‘Vi’ meaning ‘Bird’ and ‘Mana’ meaning ‘like’. The interpretation will be ‘like bird’. Owing to similarity with birds, it is named ‘vimana’. The word…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 27, 2018 at 12:08am — No Comments

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

When I visited China this time my hosts asked me to tell them two latest Hindi movie's name which they can watch and I told them about 'Neerja' and 'Gold'.In my opinion both movies are an attempt to fight against odds and circumstances.While 'Neerja' is a story of a daughter, a wife and a working lady who gives away her life while balancing and adjusting between family and work but when it comes to saving the…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

End of an Era in Indian Politics

India keeps losing its stalwarts of Indian politics this year. First J.Jayalitha of AIADMK in Tamilnadu then K. Karunanidhi of DMK in Tamilnadu and Somnath Chatterjee of Communist Party in W.Bengal and now India's most popular Prime Minister after Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mrs Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajapayee who was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences today at 05;05 PM in New Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is regarded as a great orator who gave India a strong opposition… Continue

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 16, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

As Biden Stalls, Is the "Restorationist" Narrative Losing Ground?

U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy platforms? How do they differentiate themselves from Joe Biden? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts and touches on voters' possible perception of Sanders as a "socialist" and how climate change could become an issue in this election.

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