Monday, June 08, 2009

My new blog on Geo-politics

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free

-- Gospel of John 8:32, The Holy Bible / Also found at the entrance of the CIA headquarters

I'm often told to be a lot less serious than what I project myself to be! Those part of the inner circle laugh at this! Talk about the many masks one wears! Anyhow, harping on this comment, I wanted to reflect myself even more seriously to the inner of my own self and a tad bit outside too! Justifying one's life, at all times, after all should be a constant endeavour of every human being, I believe!

So, the thought of writing some more serious stuff motivated me, more than ever before, and thus was born Rakesh Vanamali, the thoughts of a geo-political observer! As if I wasn't writing some serious stuff, already??? ;)

I want to introduce you to my new space, which will carry some very pointed and analytical thoughts on the geo-political scenario in India and across the world, and how I believe these situations will shape our foreign policies, approach to general issues and so on ....... more of politico-system, socio-specific type rantings!

I must tell you that this comes as a result of a compulsive need to analyze the socio-political apparatus and is not motivated by what some people think is an influence by the Company, the Firm, La Piscine or some other secret service! I assure that I'm too small a fry for such adventure and in the same breath also assure you that Intelligence, secondary of course, will form an extensive part of this space, which is as a result of a very high admiration for the trade itself, and some folks namely B. Raman, Peter Coates, Nikolas Gvosdev, Brahma Chellaney and Vikram Sood, to name a few!

As always, with utmost humility, I seek your goodwill that will enable me to be better than what I currently am, as in the aspect of learning and development, which I so truly and ardently seek. Do feel free to critique what you may see, for such an action will only thrust me forward, to attain my goal.

32 comments:

  1. oh wow! A topic of interest to me...though I have not much studied it!

    Congrats and all my best wishes Rak :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. oh wow! A topic of interest to me...though I have not much studied it!

    Congrats and all my best wishes Rak :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. One more blog??? How do you manage all this ??? :D

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  4. That's good news..
    hope to learn quite a bit..

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  5. congrats chetta! and will join u soon!!!!

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  6. Congrats on a new blog.

    I think you are doing just the right thing, talking about issues that we hardly even talk about!!

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  7. Thats a neat idea Rakesh! :)

    Keshi.

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  8. I look forward to reading your views on current affairs. I hope to do a bit of the same my self. So maybe we should get cracking...

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  9. Hi Rakesh! Wish you all the best in your new venture...

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  10. Great!. Looking forward to more on this. The shot of fields in the top is very nice.

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  11. that's good idea bro! to share on social and politics.

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  12. New Blog !! Congratulations..Would love to see and read more..Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

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  13. Devika Chechi

    Thanks very much! It certainly is a very interesting topic and requires me to research quite a lot!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  14. Vimmuuu

    Whats life without a few more blogs? ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Mohsin

    Thanks much! Do visit often!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Bharath

    Thanks very much! Hope you are enjoying your Kerala trip!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Ramesh

    Thank you Sir! Do visit often!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Survivor

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Ajai

    Thanks very much, also for visiting the new space and leaving me with your comments!

    Please do so urself, I'd love to exchange a lot of views on this superb subject!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Mayank

    Thanks a lot budd! Appreciate your patronage!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Rajesh

    Thanks very much!

    That pic was shot many years ago, in Ooty on a trekking expedition that I was on!

    Unfortunately, I had to remove the pictures from the header as loading of the blog was taking a lot of time, especially for all those with a low connection speed.

    Thanks!

    Rakesh

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  23. Jeevan

    Thanks very much! Do visit often!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Bharath K

    Thanks a lot pal!

    Many congrats on your new website, very informative to people who travel to this magnificent place!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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