Dangerous Escalation as Turkey Downs a Russian Plane

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Prabir Purkayastha, November 25, 2015
The downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber by two Turkish F16 fighter jets yesterday, has brought to the brink Russia and Turkey's relations. As Turkey is a part of NATO, it has brought NATO out in support of Turkey, endorsing its claims that the Russian aircraft had crossed into Turkish airspace. While it does not appear that the first downing of a Russian plane in 50 years by a NATO country will escalate to a shooting war between NATO and Russia, this...

Vimanas, Rockets, and Tipu Sultan


Prabir Purkayastha, November 19, 2015
The RSS and its camp followers have a strange relationship to imagination. They take the imagination of the mythology, and present it as matter of fact history. When it comes to the scientific imagination – how to create new sciences – they fall back on the sterile claim that we having nothing new to discover, as all of it has been already done by our sages in the past. This is the Batra version of science, available in the Gujarat text books...


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