Abdicating responsibility is one thing and abdicating responsibility for sovereign dignity is another. The situation India today is that the government for some reason is ignoring the need to bring to task those who are harming India's sovereign interests.
Krishna Deva Raya's invasion of Kalinga was a clinical execution in which the borders of Kalinga was pushed from Nellore to Cuttack itself. In spite of that, neither Vijayanagara wanted to disrespect the Gajapati nor the Gajapati treated Krishna Raya a bigger enemy than the Muslims of Bengal. Kalinga lost all lands till Krishna River but gained territories in the North during this invasion.
While the spirited fight the Shahis of Kabul put is a matter of legend, the story of their collapse and tracing the career of the last Shahi, Trilochanapala is equally captivating. He lost his kingdom immediately on ascending the throne, carved his own kingdom and even tried to launch an invasion to take back his kingdom, crushing his arch-nemesis Mahmud of Ghazni. While he died, his legacy stays in the form of India still being a Hindu country and the North Indian confederacy created to fight Mahmud and his successors ending with the destruction of Salar Masud and his army.
It is not widely known that something called Mizo doesn't exist. It's an artificial construct introduced as a national identity of the Kuki/Chin tribes residing in Mizoram who converted to Christianity and are ready to lose their identity to become a part of Lushai Tribe. Lushei tribe which entered India in late 1700s is one of the last in the wave of tribes entering from Yunnan into North East India and on it's wake, the other tribes residing in Lushai Hills fled further towards Cachar and Manipur. The introduction of Christianity made them a unified mass with a common identity which is still a major reason for strife between Mizos and Bru, the older and more original residents in Mizoram.
A succinct description of the themes of global power dynamics come from the official Russian Foreign Policy Document. The current one, issued in 2017 is a long read but presents a good overview of how the world is going to be.
Every culture in the Indic Sphere of Influence had it's own variant of Ramayana, heavily influenced by the local traditions. Here, we have a Filipoino Muslim version of Ramayana where Hanuman, Lava and Kusa are fused into a single person and Ravana does Tapas to Allah.
Rutgers University's statement on the recent Audrey Truschke controversy clearly establishes that the anti-Hindu bigotry is not a one-off exception but is an institutionalised hatred. All this makes one question why shouldn't these people be graded according to their anti-Hinduness and attempts be made to use it as a funding parameter.
Alluri Sita Rama Raju's Rampa Fituri is one of the last major tribal rebellion against the British Rule in India. Spread all over the tribal belt of North Andhra Pradesh corresponding to the current Araku Lok Sabha Constituency of Andhra Pradesh, the story of the rebellion is a saga of sticking to a stand even if it means on one side and on the other side, the opportunism of those who saw some use in this rebellion to further their own selfish ends.
What should be India's sphere of influence? Should there be a region inside which nothing should happen without India consenting? George Curzon, limited by the borders of Czarist Russia and Ottoman Empire defines the borders of Indian Influence.
In his Amuktamalyada, Sri Krishna Deva Raya gives his views over how a king should be, and how a king should rule. It is interesting to note that a majority of these rules are still applicable to modern day India and touches upon many of the contentious issues India is facing today.