Singhapala – The Indian Kingdom in Philippines

Singhapala or Sugbo was a short-lived kingdom in Philippines which was formed two generations before the start of Spanish Conquest. Centred around Visaya Islands, this kingdom flourished through trade but had a rough career, first due to Moro slave raids and then due to the Spanish attacks. Not much is known about it and almost no traces of it's cultural heritage exist.

Raja Sri Humabon

Mittani and Out of India Migration theory

Three incidents point to the migration of Indians towards Middle East and playing a major role in local politics there - The Migration of Sons of Pururavas(Yajur Veda), 4.2k Global Event and Mursili's raid of Babylon. In an area of continuous flux and chaos, the recruitment of new migrants to reinvigorate the destroyed agriculture and protect them militarily from external raids is a distinct possibilty.

Where has India’s Sovereign Dignity Disappeared?

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.

Kalinga Invasion of Sri Krishna Deva Raya

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.

Trilochanapala – The Last Shahi and the north indian confederacy against mahmud of ghazni

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.

Mizo or Kuki or Chin? A Brief History of Mizoram

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.

Trends of Global Politics – A Russian View

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.

The Story of Maharadia Lawana

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.

Alluri Sita Rama Raju’s Rampa Fituri

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.