Book: Cables from Kabul

Today morning, I finished reading “Cables from Kabul: The inside story of the West’s Afghanistan campaign”. It’s written by Sherard Cowper-Coles, a former British diplomat, who served in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2010, first as the British Ambassador and later as the Special Representative to the UK Foreign Secretary to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Definitely one of the most eligible persons to pen such an account. Continue reading Book: Cables from Kabul

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What is happening with Greece?

Greece has been all over the news for the past couple of years, mostly for the wrong reasons. Words like Grexit, troiko, and IMF and names such as Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, and Angela Merkel have become too familiar. What most of us know is that the country is in a mess. A lot of us may not know why. Well, here is a short (may be incomplete) guide (for the laymen, not economists!) to the troubles in Greece and its present state of affairs. Continue reading What is happening with Greece?

80 years of Moscow metro

Love trains? I do, absolutely, selflessly. And Russia happens to be one of my dream travel destinations. How can I not spend a night and a day in one of the trains on the great Trans-Siberian railway? That puts me under compulsion to do my bit in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Moscow’s metro. Continue reading 80 years of Moscow metro