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S.G.Vombatkere retired as major general after 35 years in the Indian military. He is engaged in voluntary social work, and is member of the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) and People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). As Adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Iowa, USA, he coordinates and lectures a course on Science, Technology and Sustainable Development for under-graduate students from USA and Canada. He holds a master of engineering degree in structural engineering from the University of Poona and a PhD in civil structural dynamics from I.I.T, Madras. E-mail:< sg9kere@live.com >

Friday, March 3, 2017

27 - Davos' unrealistic dream - Deccan Herald

By S G Vombatkere, Jan 31, 2017:

World leaders need to understand that the current model of economic growth in the context of finite resources is unsustainable.

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos from January 17 committed itself to “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.” It is essentially a jamboree bringing together many hundreds of extremely rich and powerful business magnates, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists from around 100 countries, “to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.”

The WEF has set out 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to “transform our world” through economic growth, social development and environmental protection, to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.”

All countries, independent of political ideology, single-mindedly pursue economic development based on GDP growth, which in turn is based upon increasing consumption and trade of all kinds, including armaments. 

It pre-supposes endless material growth based upon extraction-manufacture-transport-consumption (EMTC) within the ecological resource base, the finiteness of which most economists are unable to take into account. Every stage of the EMTC mantra is entirely based upon the continuing extraction-refinement-transport-consumption of oil as a fuel. The finiteness of the resource-base is both in terms of being the source of materials and a sink for the polluting outputs of the EMTC processes.

This model of development is pursued worldwide notwithstanding that in the 1974 United Nations Cocoyoc Conference, the combined wisdom of all nations held that, “Our first concern is to redefine the purpose of development. This should not be to develop things but develop man. Human beings have basic needs: food, shelter, clothing, health, education. Any process of growth that does not lead to their fulfilment – or even worse, disrupts them – is a travesty of the idea of development.”

However, all nations have quietly jettisoned the jointly agreed purpose of development and adopted a model in which social, economic, political and cultural development of the people is at best secondary. This has caused enormous and growing socio-economic inequality within and between nations, and in India, the richest 1% now own 58% of the wealth.

In the context of sustainable economic growth, aim of one of the SDGs to eradicate poverty is to “...build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement GDP”. Reliance on the GDP-based model of economic development that is responsible for current and growing inequality is paradoxical, since problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

It does not need rocket science to appreciate that economic inequality increasing within a finite and shrinking resource base leads to increase in poverty both in numbers and degree. Thus, the SDG of poverty eradication is impossible with the present economic growth model which is the cause of huge and growing economic inequality.

The SDG to “protect the planet” bet­rays the unrealistic mindset that humans, using technology, can control nature, wh­ereas it is precisely the technology-driven industrialisation by enormous consumption of energy (fossil fuels) that is the threat to humanity, not to the planet.

However, humanity needs protection from the effects of global warming and climate change caused by many decades of huge carbon emissions emanating from fossil-fuel-based, industrialised economic growth. The understanding that humans are a part of the planet's eco-systems that are at the root of all life itself, is absent from WEF thinking which seeks to protect the planet by SDGs.

Prosperity for all would mean that seven billion human inhabitants of our planet would have access to adequate nutritious food, clean water and clean air, and housing, clothing, health care, education and an occupation or job to support a family. In today's unequal world where the top 1% own over 50% of material wealth, this obviously calls for drastic reduction of economic inequality.

But the economic development model generates more money unendingly (since GDP growth percentage every year is based on the GDP generated in the previous year), while production of actual material wealth is limited by the material resource base which gets progressively depleted and degenerated. 

Environmental crisis
Ongoing global environmental and social crises are due to the sharp divergence between the dream of unlimited GDP growth and the reality of finite natural and ecological resources and their industrial outputs. Thus, the bulk of limited resources are accessible to the 1% minority who own more money, while basic needs of the “99%” cannot be met, and this only increases inequality.

The 99% will always get short shrift in the current development model, which essentially denies universal access to social, economic and political justice; liberty of thought, belief, expression, faith and worship; and equality of status and opportunity.

Earth’s resources are natural capital which industrialised societies are plundering “for free”. Fossil fuels, which are the life-blood of every economy, have been formed from vegetative growth over millennia by solar radiation and earth's geological processes of perhaps 150 million years. 

Extraction of fossil fuels has depleted these reserves by about half in the past 150 years as growth-based economies consume fossil fuels at rates commensurate with or exceeding the rate of growth of GDP. It is this consumption which is the cause of global warming and climate change which are humanity's existential threat.

World leaders need to understand that the current model of economic growth in the context of finite resources is unsustainable. They should understand that this is the cause of the existential problem facing humanity and that WEF’s unachievable SDGs actually propagate dangerous complacency. 

The world is surely transforming, but not quite in the manner of WEF’s dream to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all humanity.

(The writer, a retired Major General, is with People's Union for Civil Liberties)



Saturday, April 2, 2016

26 - PUBLICATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT RELATED SUBJECTS

PUBLICATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT-RELATED SUBJECTS
S.G.VOMBATKERE
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Problems of Energy Management in Semi-Arid High Altitude Regions: An Overview”, The Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Proceedings of the All-India Seminar on Problems of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions and their Remedial Measures, Jodhpur, February 8-9, 1986, p.163.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Mass Housing – A Complex Problem”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Mass Housing, 3rd National Convention of Architectural Engineers, Bombay, May 13-15, 1988, p.80.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Petroleum Depletion Fall-Out and Alternatives to Petroleum- Based Propulsion”, Urja, New Delhi, Vol 25 No 6, June 1989, p.29.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Petroleum Depletion Fall-out and Alternatives to Petroleum- based Propulsion”, Indian Defence Review, New Delhi, July 1989, p.111.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Management of Construction Technology in the Rural Sector”, Proceedings of National Conference on Construction in the 8th Five Year Plan: Policies, Perspectives, Programmes, Organised by the National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai and the Planning Commission of the Government of India, May 7-8, 1990.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Works Services for Military Airfields”, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 3 No 7, July 1990, p.21.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Perspective on Surface Transportation in India”, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 3 No 9, September 1990, p.29.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Transportation Planning – A Prognosis”, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 4 No 4, April 1991, p.24.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Expressways: A Critique and a Look into the Future”, International Seminar on Expressways / High Speed Facilities in Developing Countries, Bangalore, June 13-16, 1991: Organised by the Indian Roads Congress and the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses, Paris, p.I-127.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Management of Construction Technology in the Rural Sector”, Journal of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai, Vol VI No 4, January 1992, p.297.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Audit in the Border Roads Organisation”, In-house paper to the Director General Border Roads, New Delhi, October 1992.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Construction Industry and the Availability of Fuel Energy, Part-1”, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 6 No 2, February 1993, p.24.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is Higher Technology Better?”, The Institution of Engineers (India), Seventh Indian Engineering Congress, Bangalore, February 12-15, 1993, p.199.Vombatkere, S.G., “The Petroleum Paradox”, Indian Express, Pune, March 26, 1993, p.8.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fuel Energy and the Construction Industry”, Journal of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai, Vol VIII No 1, April 1993, p.36.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Construction Industry and the Availability of Fuel Energy, Part-2”, Civil Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 6 No 6, June 1993, p.41.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Development and the Energy Crisis: Improve Transport Technology”, Philosophy and Social Action, Vol 19 No 4, October-December 1993, p.13.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Mass Housing or Housing for the Masses?”, Proceedings of Seminar on Low Cost Housing and Infrastructure, Building Materials and Technology Council, Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi, March 28-30, 1994, p.87.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Low Cost Housing and Infrastructure: Housing for the Masses”, Journal of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai, Vol IX No 1, April 1994, p.44.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Low Cost Housing and Infrastructure: Housing for the Masses”, Civil Engineering and Construction Review, New Delhi, Vol 7 No 4, April 1994, p.35.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Values in Technology Policy and Planning: The Other Side of the Coin”, The Institution of Engineers (India), Technorama, Vol 44(T) No 1, May 1994, p.24.
  8. Reddy, V. Satish Kumar and Vombatkere, S.G., “Technology – Defence – Sustainable Development: a Perspective”, The Institution of Engineers (India), Proceedings of Ninth Indian Engineering Congress, Calcutta, December 15-20, 1994, p.383.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Protest and Human Rights”, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, June 2, 1995, p.13.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Protest and Human Rights”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIII No 28, June 3, 1995, p.10.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Science, Technology and Human Values”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIII No 34, July 15, 1995, p.9.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Decentralisation in Science and Technology”, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, July 25, 1995, p.13 (Edit Page).
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Industrialization and Nostradamus”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIII No 48, October 21, 1995, p.13.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Business of Defence”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIII No 50, November 4, 1995, p.11.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Business of Defence”, Philosophy and Social Action, Vol 21 No 4, October-December 1995, p.13.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Amchi System of Medicine – A Property of the Ladakhis”, Seminar on Community Rights, IPRs and Biodiversity, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi, February 20, 1996.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Human Rights Education: Who needs it?”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIV No 19, April 13, 1996, p.19.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Shastra Utpadan Kis Liye?” (“Defence Production – For What?”), Navbharat Times Hindi Daily, New Delhi, June 19, 1996, Edit Page.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Stool and the Rocking Chair”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIV No 32, July 13, 1996, p.23.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Yeti and the State”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIV No 45, October 12, 1996, p.9.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Construction Industry and Human Rights”, Journal of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai, Vol XII No 11, April-June 1997, p.151.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Construction Industry and Human Rights”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXV No 33, July 26, 1997, p.8.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violence, Terrorism and the State”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVI No 21, May 16, 1998, p.29.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Weapons of Mass Destitution”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVI No 27, June 27, 1998, p.17.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Effects of a Nuclear War”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVII No 33, August 7, 1999, p.9.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Unclear Nuclear Matters”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVI No 37, September 5, 1998, p.11.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Weapons of Mass Destitution”, New Quest, Pune, No 132, November-December 1998, p.353.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Wrecked by Development”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, October 3, 1999.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Damned Poor”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVII No 44, October 23, 1999, p.6.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fighting to the Finish”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 12 No 10, October 1999, p.19.
  17. Vombatkere, S.G., “Environmental Impact of Urban Development Projects”, Journal of Construction Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Mumbai, Vol XIV No 4, October-December 1999, p.308.
  18. Vombatkere, S.G., “Power and Public Mismanagement”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVIII No 20, May 6, 2000, p.13.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “BMIC Project and the Development Debate”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXVIII No 43, October 14, 2000, p.28.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “PEtegaLa Pragathiyinda ParisaradallAguva ParinAmagaLu” (“The Environmental Effects of Urban Development”), Hosathu Kannada Monthly, Navakarnataka Publications, Bangalore, October 2000, p.42.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Tehelka in the Army”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIX No 18, April 21, 2001, p.13.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Energy and Society”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIX No 22, May 19, 2001, p.14.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “To Talk or not to Talk, that is the Question: India's Hamletian Choice”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIX No 32, July 28, 2001, p.8.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The 9/11 Attack on WTC: Terror of Reactive Violence”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, September 23, 2001, p.II.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “The 9/11 Attack on WTC: Is Military Action a Solution against Terrorism”, Text of talk delivered on All India Radio, Mysore, October 5, 2001.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Enron: The Issues and how they affect us”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XXXIX No 48, November 17, 2001, p.17.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “On Dr. Kalam's Vision ‘Developed India by 2020’!”, Philosophy and Social Action, New Delhi, Vol 27 No 4, October-December 2001, p.25.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Damaging Judiciary's Dignity: The Naked Truth”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XL No 14, March 23, 2002, p.32.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Waging War on Terrorism”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 15 No 5, May 2002, p.9.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Power Reforms: Looking beyond Privatization”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, July 26, 2002.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children: The Fight-Now-Pay- Later Scheme”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 15 No 10, October 2002, p.4.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Prosperity, Dreams and Social Justice”, Philosophy and Social Action, Vol 28 No 4, October-December 2002, p.47.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Prosperity, Dreams and Human Costs”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 15, No 11, November 2002, p.18.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Economy on Loan: The Unholy Nexus of Borrowing and Lending”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLI No 50, November 30, 2002, p.25.
  17. Vombatkere, S.G., “Reforms in the Electric Power Sector: Should Reforms end in Privatization?”, Proceedings of National Seminar on Indian Power Sector – Retrospects and Prospects, Bangalore, February 8, 2003, p.17.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Emasculation of the UN - Open letter to Kofi Annan”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLI No 23, May 24, 2003, p.8.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Of Madness and Lost Causes”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLI No 24, May 31, 2003, p.4.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Vanishing Ecosystem: A Lost Name”, Down To Earth, Centre for Science & Environment, New Delhi, Vol 12 No 4, July 15, 2003, p.56.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G.., “Interlinking National Rivers: To Link or Not To Link?”; Booklet “River Linking: A Millennium Folly?”, Published by National Alliance of People's Movements, Ed:Medha Patkar, January 2004; pp.30-54.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Listen to the real India that is Bharat”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 17 No 3, March 2004, p.35.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Corporatising Armed Conflict”, The Hindu, Chennai, June 29, 2004, http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/op/2004/06/29/stories
  7. Vombatkere, S.G. and Vombatkere, Asha, “Engineering Interventions for Flood Control: A Simplistic Interlinking Concept”, International Conference on Regional Cooperation on Trans-boundary Rivers: Impact of the Indian River-Linking Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 17-19, 2004.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Short Note on Floods and Droughts: Linking River Basins”, International Conference on Regional Cooperation on Trans-boundary Rivers: Impact of the Indian River-Linking Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 17-19, 2004.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “In case of a Nuclear War”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 18 No 10, October 2005, p.21.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Discussing the City's Water Needs at ADB, Manila: Parts 1, 2 and 3”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, December 13, 14 and 15, 2005, p.10, p.10. p.10.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Health Tourism and its Impact on the Health Economy”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 19 No 3, March 2006, p.4.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Thousand Steps to the Top”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, April 30, 2006, p.5.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Non-violence and Rampaging Mobs”, Mangalore Today, Mangalore, Vol 10 No 3, April 2006, p.12.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Sixty Years after the Tryst with Freedom”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, August 14, 2006, p.12.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Narmada Valley People Cornered”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIV No 40, September 23, 2006, p.9.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Urbanizing Farmers: Bleeding the Poor, Fattening the Rich”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIV No 48, November 18, 2006, p.7.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Tipaimukh Dam: Open letter to the Prime Minister”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIV No 49, November 25, 2006, p.31.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Governance by Ballot or Bullet? - Armed Forces Special Powers Act”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIV No 50, December 2, 2006, p.21.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Special Economic Zones: Neo-zamindari Zones?”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIV No 51, December 9, 2006, p.9.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Hindu Insight: A Lay Person's Interpretation of Hinduism in the 21st Century”, Inter-Religious Insight, World Congress of Faiths and Common Ground, USA, Vol 5 No 1, January 2007, p.62-64.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “From Water Crisis to Constitutional Crisis: A Suggested Solution”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, February 12, 2007, p.2.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “From Water Crisis to Constitutional Crisis?: A Suggested Solution”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLV No 9, February 17, 2007, p.3.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Interlinking Rivers Viability: Systems Approach”, Dams, Rivers and People, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, New Delhi, Vol 5 No 1-2, February-March 2007, p.5.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Special Economic Zones”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 20 No 4, April 2007, p.26.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Global Warning of Global Warming”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, April 12, 2007, p.4.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Case of the Fence eating the Crop”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, May 18, 2007, p.III.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Urbanizing Farmers: Bleeding the Poor, Fattening the Rich”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 20 No 6, June 2007, p.17.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Ram Sethu and Sethusamudram Project: Open letter to President, PM and Sonia Gandhi”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLV No 40, September 22, 2007, p.4.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Listen here, Wannabe Corporators!”, Deccan Herald, Bangalore, September 22, 2007, p.III.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Ode to A Garbage Bin”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLV No 40, October 5, 2007.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Statement on the Gujarat carnage 2002”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLV No 50, December 1, 2007.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Public Health in India: Why it is a Failure”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 20 No 12, December 2007, p.4.
  17. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Systems Approach to Interlinking Rivers in India: An examination of Viability”, An Anthology of Essays “Interlinking of Rivers in India: Issues and Concerns”, Ed: M. Monirul Qader Mirza, et al; Pub: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008, pp.77-89.
  18. Vombatkere, S.G., “Consequences: Agro-Economic Ramblings”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 15, March 29, 2008, p.28.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Interlinking Rivers: A Systems View”, Journal of the Institution of Military Engineers, Pune, Vol 20 No 1, April 2008, p.42.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aao Hum Sangharsh Karein” (“Come, Join the Struggle”), Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 22, May 17, 2008, p.7.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “On Sethusamudram Project” (Communication), Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 24, May 31, 2008, p.6.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Some Concerns about GM Foods”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 27, June 21, 2008, p.6.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Slaying of A.T.Babu: The Latest in Failure of Governance”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 33, August 2, 2008, p.20.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Nuclear Deal and some Strategic Considerations: A South Asia Perspective”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 34, August 9, 2008, p.23.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Searching for Neutrinos in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, August 11, 2008, p.4.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Searching for Neutrinos in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary”, Vijayvaani Website, August 24, 2008, http://www.vijayvaani.com/article_24au.htm
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Nuclear Deal: Some Strategic Considerations”, Mangalore Today, Mangalore, Vol 12 No 9, August 2008, p.30.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Conversions, Lawlessness and the State: Who is in Charge?”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, September 24, 2008, p.4.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Conversions, Lawlessness and the State”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVI No 412, September 27, 2008, p.11.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Not all Conversions are bad in Law”, Indian Currents, Delhi, Vol XX No 40, September 29, 2008, p.12.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Fauj: Who rules it?”, Journal of the Institution of Military Engineers, Pune, Vol 20 No 2, October 2008, p.38.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Making Pakistan Pay the Price”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 1, December 20, 2008, p.43.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “India at a Crossroads: Instrumentality of the Military”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 8, February 7, 2009, p.23.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “India at the Crossroads-Part 1 and 2”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, February 12 and 14, 2009, p.4, p.4.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Enforcing Cultural Values: Attack in a Mangalore Pub”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 9, February 14, 2009, p.35.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Tackling Terrorism”, The Light of Andamans, Port Blair, Vol 33 No 40, March 20, 2009, p.6.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “On Ajmal Kasab's Trial”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 17, April 11, 2009, p.10.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Doormats Cast(e) Aside”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 18, April 18, 2009, p.14.
  5. Chakravarthy, N.S. and Vombatkere, S.G., “Pay Commission and Morale among the Defence Services”, Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai, Vol XLIV No 17, April 25, 2009, p.15.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Great Pole (Poll) Vault”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 21, May 9, 2009, p.33.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Genetic Engineering: How it affects us”, The Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore Chapter, Vol 5 No 7, May 2009, p.1.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Shifting of Excel Plant Won't Solve the Problem”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, June 4, 2009, p.4.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Why are Farmers moving to the Cities?”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 28, June 27, 2009, p.15.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Disaster and Displacement”, Health Action, Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad, Vol 22 No 7, July 2009, p.26.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “For a Legal discussion on UI Number” (Communication), Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 34, August 8, 2009, p.33.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Sell-out to the Powerful: History Repeats itself”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 35, August 15, 2009, p.51.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Unique Identification of Indian Citizens”, Star of Mysore, Mysore, August 21, 2009, p.4.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Open Letter Against Re-energising WTO Talks”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 38, September 5, 2009, p.31.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Understanding and Tackling Terrorism”, World Without Wars, Ed. Dr.Leo Rebello; Pub: Dr.Leo Rebello, International Association of Educators for World Peace, Mumbai-400101; October 2, 2009; pp.302-307.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Managing Disasters and Displacement”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVII No 48, November 14, 2009, p.17.
  17. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Third Position – Non-alignment with violence”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 13, March 20, 2010, p.29-31.
  18. Vombatkere, Sudhir, “The Third Position – Non-alignment with violence”, PUCL Bulletin, New Delhi, Vol XXX No 4, April 2010, p.7-10.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “The US War Machine – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 17, April 17, 2010, p.25-30.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The US War Machine: Securing global resources is vital for the USA and it has designed its military accordingly.”, <http://islandbreath.blogspot.in/2010/04/us-war-machine.html>; Ea O Ka Aina blogspot.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Examination of Conflict – Costs, Benefits and More”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 19, May 1, 2010, p.11-17.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Conserving Trees“; <http://www.groundreportindia.com/2010/05/conserving-trees-by-maj-gen-s-g.html>; Ground Report India; May 24, 2010.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Open letter to Sonia Gandhi”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 24, June 5, 2010, p.12, 25.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Niyamgiri, Orissa and the Movie 'Avatar': Reel and Real – Uncanny Resemblances”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 30, July 17, 2010, p.15-17.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Urgent Open letter to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram ”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 32, July 31, 2010, p.9,10, 23.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “People Celebrate a Victory; VIJAYAGALLU – A Rare Event in Troubled Times”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 33, August 7, 2010, p.22-23.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Commonwealth Games”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 34, August 14, 2010.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Growing Role of Defence Forces in Governance – An Invitation for Emergency”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 36, August 28, 2010, p.25- 26.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nine Years On: India's Strategic Hot Potato”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 38, September 11, 2010, p.3,4,39.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Deepening India-US Strategic Ties - Evidences and Repercussions”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere220910.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 22, 2010.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Deepening India-US Strategic Ties - Evidences and Repercussions”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 40, September 25, 2010, p.13-15.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Military ties for industrial interests”, d-sector.org; <http://www.d- sector.org/article-det.asp?id=1378>, October 1, 2010.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nine Years On: India's Strategic Hot Potato”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol X No 2, October 2010, p.33-36.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Faith, Fact and the Law in Ayodhya - An Appeal in the National Interest”  <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere181010.htm>; Counter currents.org; October 18, 2010.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Faith, Fact and the Law in Ayodhya - An Appeal in the National Interest”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLVIII No 44, October 23, 2010, p.9-10.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “India-US Strategic Partnership Serving India's Best Interest”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol X No 3, November 2010, p.22-25.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Role for India's Veterans – Learning from USA's Veteran”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120111.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 12, 2011.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Role for India's Veterans – Learning from USA's Veterans”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 6, January 26, 2011, p.27-31.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Role for India's Veterans – Learning from USA's Veterans”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol X No 6, February 2011, p.27-32.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Where are the Nobel Peace Laureates?”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere110211.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 11, 2011.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Fukushima Nuclear Accident – Unmeasured amount of radioactive material discharged into the environment”, <http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23687>; Global Research; February 13, 2011.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Maoist kidnappings – Who gains by the blame game?”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere220211.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 22, 2011.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Blame game: Who Gains?”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 11, March 5, 2011, p.20-21.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fukushima nuclear accident: Sobering reflections”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere140311.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 14, 2011.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fukushima rings the warning bell”, d-sector.org; March 14, 2011.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fukushima nuclear accident: Sobering reflections”, Star of Mysore, March 15, 2011, p.1 and 8.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear power: Real risks, real costs”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere170311.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 17, 2011.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fukushima nuclear accident: Sobering reflections”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 13, March 19, 2011, p.4, 38.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear power: Real risks, real costs”, Star of Mysore, March 29, 2011, p.4.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear power: Real risks, real costs”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 14, March 26, 2011, p.3, 4, 39.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G. & N.S.Chakravarthy, “Uranium enrichment plant: Focus on Mysore”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere310311.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 31, 2011.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Governance and the Armed Forces”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 15, April 2, 2011, p.19-20.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Fukushima nuclear accident: Sobering reflections”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol X No 8, April 2011, p.23-25.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G. and Chakravarthy, N.S., “Uranium enrichment plant: Focus on Mysore”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 16, April 9, 2011, p.8-10.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G. and Chakravarthy, N.S., “Uranium enrichment plant: Focus on Mysore”, Star of Mysore, May 5 and 6, 2011, p.16.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Accident Evacuation Blues: Moving India's Millions”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere070511.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 07, 2011.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dear Jairam Ramesh, please listen”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere110511.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 11, 2011.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Letter to Dr.Manmohan Singh (POSCO)”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 21, May 14, 2011, p.15-16.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Lying Down for Justice, Children Show the Way”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130611.htm>; Countercurrents.org; June 13, 2011.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Accident Evacuation Blues – Moving India's Millions”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol X No 10, June 2011, p.23-26.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Children Show the Way”, <http://www.salem- news.com/articles/june182011/child-leaders-sgv.php>; Salem-News.com; June 18, 2011.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Rare Event in Troubled Times”, <http://www.salem- news.com/articles/june192011/posco-update-sv.php>; Salem-News.com; June 19, 2011.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Prosperity, Dreams and Human Costs”, < http://salem- news.com/articles/june222011/prosperity-cost-sv.php>; Salem-News.com; June 22, 2011.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Role for India's Veterans”, < http://salem- news.com/articles/june232011/india-veterans-sv.php>; Salem-News.com; June 23, 2011.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Children Show the Way; Lying down for Justice”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 27, June 25, 2011, p.7.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Tehelka Images Show Cop Brutality in Bihar, India”, <http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june272011/india-brutality.php>; Salem- News.com; June 27, 2011.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Peculiar political situation”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 30, July 16, 2011.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Ethics in science and technology: Dimensions of public discourse”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere210711.htm>; Countercurrents.org; July 21, 2011.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “The UID Aadhaar Project will make Constitution of India a dead document”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere280711.htm>; Countercurrents.org; July 28, 2011.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Making the State master of citizens”, d-sector.org; <http://www.d-sector.org/article-det.asp?id=1670>; July 28, 2011.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Odisha's Little Gandhians”, d-sector.org; <http://www.d- sector.org/article-det.asp?id=1672>; August 1, 2011.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Odisha's Little Gandhians”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere020811.htm> Countercurrents.org; August 2, 2011.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “The UID Aadhaar Project: System design and security considerations”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 33, August 6, 2011, p.17-21.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “The UID Aadhaar Project: System design and security considerations”, <http://aadhararticles.blogspot.com/2011/08/1506-uid-aadhaar- project-system-design.html>; August 6, 2011.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar needs to be transparent”, New Age Weekly; <http://www.newageweekly.com/2011/08/aadhaar-needs-to-be-transparent.html>, August 5, 2011.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID Aadhaar As If People Matter”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere080811.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 8, 2011.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Into that Heaven of Freedom from Corruption, Let my Country Awake”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere150811.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 15, 2011.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Into that Heaven of Freedom from Corruption, Let my Country Awake”,<http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/08/15/heaven-freedom-corruption- let-my-country-awake>; Asian Tribune; August 16, 2011.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Into that Heaven of Freedom from Corruption, Let my Country Awake”,<http://www.groundreportindia.com/2011/08/into-that-heaven-of-freedom- from.html>; Ground Report India; August 16, 2011.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Into that Heaven of Freedom from Corruption, Let my Country Awake”,<http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/08/15/heaven-freedom-corruption-let-my-country-awake>; Asian Tribune; August 16, 2011.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Bungling government creates an icon”, d-sector.org;
    <http://www.d-sector.org/article-det.asp?id=1682>; August 18, 2011.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Lokpal Conundrum: Steering between hardened stances”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere240811.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 24, 2011.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Lokpal Conundrum: Formula-5 for total reformation”, Star of Mysore, August 24, 2011, p.4.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Into that Heaven of Freedom from Corruption, Let My Country Awake”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 36, August 27, 2011, p.23.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Odisha's Little Gandhians”, The Colloquium; <http://thecolloquium.net/colloquium/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=210:odishas-little- gandhians&catid=96&Itemid=223>; September 17, 2011.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID Aadhaar As If People Matter”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 39, September 17, 2011, p.7-9.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Letter to Nandan Nilekani”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 41, October 1, 2011.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “PM should sack Montek”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 43, October 15, 2011.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Appeal: Urgent Need For Left Unity And Coordinated Progressive Action”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere081111.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 8, 2011.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Urgent Need for Left Unity and Coordinated Progressive Action”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol XLIX No 47, November 12, 2011, p.24-26.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Urgent Need for Left Unity and Coordinated Progressive Action”, <http://bravenewworld.in/2011/11/12/an-appeal-urgent-need-for-left-unity- coordinated-progressive-action/>; Brave New World; November 12, 2011.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Ethics in Science and Technology: Dimensions of Public Discourse”, The Colloquium; <http://thecolloquium.net/colloquium/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=236:ethics-in-science-and- technology&catid=90:science&Itemid=300>; December 14, 2011.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Managing Disasters and Displacement”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere190112.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 19, 2012.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Misuse of intelligence: Right to dissent”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere270112.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 27, 2012.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Misuse of intelligence: Right to dissent”;<http://kashmirmonitor.org/01292012-ND-misuse-of-intelligence-right-to-dissent- 19568.aspx>; Kashmir Monitor; January 29, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “The UID Aadhaar Project: System Design and Security Considerations”; Ground Report India, New Delhi, Vol 1, Issue 2, 15 Jan-14 Apr 2012; pp.82-86.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Open Letter to the President, PM, Ministers”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 9, February 18, 2012, p.4-5.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “U.S Special Forces in India: Sovereignty Issues and the Military”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere050312.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 5, 2012.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “U.S Special Forces in India: Sovereignty Issues and the Military”,<http://www.just-international.org/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=5242:us-special-forces-in-india-sovereignty- issues-and-the-military&catid=45:recent-articles&Itemid=123>; International Movement for a Just World; March 8, 2012.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Sovereignty and the Military”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 12, March 10, 2012, p.5-6, 32.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Interlinking Rivers: The Spectre Rises Again”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere200312.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 20, 2012.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rathnamma's Story: UID Aadhaar & LPG Supply”, Star Of Mysore; March 25, 2012; p.10.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Defence Preparedness: Learning From The Past”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere300312.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 30, 2012.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Defence Preparedness: Learning from past mistakes”, Star Of Mysore; Part 1 - March 31, 2012, p.@@; Part 2 - April 1, 2012, p.@@.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Sovereignty Issues & The Military: U.S Special Forces in India”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XI No 8, April 2012, p.30-33.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Defence Preparedness: Learning From The Past”,<http://haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?PageID=15641>; Haindava Keralam; April 1, 2012.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “General vs Government: Defence Preparedness: Learning from the Past“; <http://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/defence-preparedness- learning-from-the-past-s-g-vombatkere/>; Bharata Bharati, April 1, 2012.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Antony's and Singh's Dilemma”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120412.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 12, 2012.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “General vs Government: Defence Preparedness: Learning from the Past”; <http://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/defence-preparedness-  learning-from-the-past-s-g-vombatkere/>; Bharata Bharati; April 12, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Defence Preparedness: Learning from the Past”, Mainstream,
    New Delhi, Vol L No 16, April 7, 2012, p.5-6.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Antony and General Singh's Dilemma: Honesty and National Security”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 18, April 21, 2012, p.7-9.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rational National Security: Mechanism for defence preparedness”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere220412.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 22, 2012.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rational National Security: Mechanism for Defence Preparedness and National Security”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 19, April 21, 2012, p.4-8.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rational National Security – Mechanism for Defence Preparedness and National Security”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XI No 9, May 2012, p.28-34.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Trust Deficit: People's Struggle at Koodankulam”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere290512.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 29, 2012.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Trust Deficit: People's Struggle at Koodankulam”, <http://bravenewworld.in/2012/06/07/trust-deficit-peoples-strugggle-at- koodankulam/>; Brave New World; June 7, 2012.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Trust Deficit: People's Struggle at Kudankulam”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 25, June 9, 2012, p.4-5.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere110612.htm>; Countercurrents.org; June 11, 2012.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 26, June 16, 2012, p.4-6.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio”, <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/the-siachen-imbroglio/>; Indian Defence Review; June 20, 2012.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID Aadhaar – As If People Matter”, The Colloquium; <http://thecolloquium.net/colloquium/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=247:uid-aadhaar-as-if-people- matter&catid=76:in-focus&Itemid=308>; June 22, 2012.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Library in People's Park: Citizens meet 'morrow”, Star of Mysore; June 23, 2012; page 5.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “India At A Crossroads: Whither India, Whither Bharat?”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere300712.htm>; Countercurrents.org; July 30, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Country at Crossroads: Whither India, Whither Bharat?”, Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 33, August 4, 2012, p.3-4.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Money for Mars, Protest and Chaos”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere140812.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 14, 2012.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio: Immediacy for Peace”, The Colloquium; <http://thecolloquium.net/colloquium/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=269:the-siachen-imbroglio&catid=76:in- focus&Itemid=308>; August 15, 2012.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Peaceful Resistance”, <http://gulftoday.ae/portal/37d0e220- bc56-4cea-9c24-73d2dfa5ff8f.aspx>; The Gulf Today; August 28, 2012.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rational National Security”, Indian Defence Review, Vol.27(3), Jul-Sep 2012, pp.96-101.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Noble Children of Idinthikarai”,<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere180812.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 18, 2012.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Government, leave these kids alone”, The Hindu; Op-Ed page; August 27, 2012.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., On Koodankulam NPP - “Peaceful resistance”, <http://gulftoday.ae/portal/37d0e220-bc56-4cea-9c24-73d2dfa5ff8f.aspx>; The Gulf Today; August 28, 2012.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Government, leave these kids alone”, <http://kractivist.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/government-leave-these-kids-alone- koodankulam/>; Kracktivist; September 10, 2012.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Soviet Union Dumped Enormous Quantities Of Nuclear Waste In Kara Sea In The Arctic Ocean“, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere100912.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 10, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Scandals in the Military and the Way Forward”; <http://indiamydreamland.blogspot.in/2012/09/scandals-in-military-and-way- forward.html>; India of My Dreams; September 11, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Soviet Union Dumped Enormous Quantities of Nuclear Waste in the Arctic Ocean”, <http://bravenewworld.in/2012/09/12/the-soviet-union- dumped-enormous-quantities-of-nuclear-waste-in-the-arctic-ocean/>; Brave New World; September 12, 2012.
249. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aseem Trivedi is not Seditious“, Countercurrents.org;September 16, 2012.<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere160912.htm>; 

250. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aseem Trivedi is not Seditious” <http://kalimpongnews.net/newz/2012/09/16/aseem-trivedi-is-not-seditious/>; Kalimpong News, September 16, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aseem Trivedi is not Seditious“, <http://kashmirmonitor.org/09172012-ND-aseem-trivedi-is-not-seditious- 33723.aspx>; The Kashmir Monitor; September 17, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Money for Mars, Protest and Chaos”; <http://www.indocanadaoutlook.com/index.php/archives/2012/40-september/300- money-for-mars-protest-and-chaos>; Indo-Canada Outlook, September 2012, Vol.7, No.2.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Long Live Political Cartoonists!”, <http://www.d-sector.org/article- det.asp?id=1763>; d-sector.org; September 20, 2012.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dangers at Koodankulam”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere210912.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 21, 2012.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aseem Trivedi is not seditious”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 40, September 22, 2012, pp.6,16.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dangers at Koodankulam”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 41, September 29, 2012, pp.11-13.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Uranium Contaminated Water For Drinking In Punjab”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere211001.htm>; Countercurrents.org; October 1, 2012.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XII No 2, October 2012, p.35-39.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Off Target: Emergency Defence Purchase”; The Sappers; June 1963; <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSappersJune1963/message/2225>; October 8, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “India: Emergency Defence Purcase”; <http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2012/10/08/india-emergency-defense- purchase>; Asian Tribune, October 9, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Water Wars: The Kaveri Battle”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere121012.htm>; Countercurrents.org; October 12, 2012.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Water Wars – The Kaveri Battle in India”, <http://bravenewworld.in/2012/10/13/water-wars-the-kaveri-river-battle-in-india/ >; Brave New World; October 13, 2012.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Water Wars on Cauvery ...”, Star of Mysore, October 13, 2012; p.8.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Lessons from 1962: Is 50 Years Not Enough?”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere121024.htm>; Countercurrents.org; October 24, 2012.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is 50 Years Not Enough?”, <http://www.d-sector.org/article- det.asp?id=1764>; d-sector.org; October 24, 2012.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dissolute Government, Disillusioned People”, <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere121102.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 2, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Lessons from 1962: Is 50 years not enough?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 46, November 3, 2012, pp.11-12.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Rational National Security”; Indian Defence Review; Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012; November 5, 2012; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/rational-national-security/>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Demilitarizing Siachen: Trading Strategic Advantage for Brownie Points”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere121108.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 8, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Demilitarizing Siachen: Trading Strategic Advantage for Brownie Points”; Indian Defence Review; Net Edition; November 8, 2012; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/demilitarizing-siachen-trading-strategic- advantage-for-brownie-points/>.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Demilitarizing Siachen: Trading Strategic Advantage for Brownie Points”; Indian Strategic Studies blog spot; November 9, 2012; <http://strategicstudyindia.blogspot.in/2012/11/demilitarizing-siachen-trading.html>.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dissolute Governments, Disillusioned People”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol L No 47, November 10, 2012, pp.4-5.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Lessons from 1962: Is 50 Years not Enough?”; Indian Defence Review; Net Edition, November 13, 2012; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/lessons-from-1962-is-50-years-not- enough/>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Dangers at Koodankulam”; The Colloquium; <http://www.thecolloquium.net/colloquium/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=284:dangers-at- koodankulam&catid=73:polity&Itemid=299>; November 18, 2012.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is the 'Babu' scared of Veterans' Skills?”; Indian Defence Review; Net Edition; November 30, 2012; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/is- the-bab-scared-of-veterans-skills/>.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Armed Forces Veterans: Do they have a national role?”Asian Tribune; December 2, 2012; <http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2012/12/01/india%E2%80%99s-armed-forces- veterans-do-they-have-national-role>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Armed Forces Veterans: Do they have a national role?”; Indian Defence Research Wing; December 2, 2012; <http://idrw.org/?p=16175>.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Armed Forces Veterans: Do they have a national role?”; Kalimpong News; December 3, 2012; <http://kalimpongnews.net/newz/2012/12/03/indias-armed-forces-veterans-do-they- have-a-national-role/>.
279. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA: Who wants the military for internal security?”; Indian Defence Review; Net Edition; December 4, 2012; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/afspa-who-wants-the-military-fo-r- internal-security/>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Armed Forces Special Powers Act: Who wants the military for internal security?”; Kalimpong News; December 5, 2012; <http://kalimpongonlinenews.blogspot.in/2012/12/armed-forces-special-powers-act- who.html>.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Armed Forces Special Powers Act: Who wants the military for internal security?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere121205.htm>; Countercurrents.org; December 5, 2012.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA: Who wants the military for internal security?”; Kashmir Monitor; December 6, 2012; <http://kashmirmonitor.org/12062012-ND-afpsa- 37980.aspx>.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Cauvery Dispute: A solution is possible”; Star of Mysore, December 8, 2012; p.6.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Armed Forces Veterans: Do they have a national role?”; Star of Mysore, December 19, 2012; p.10, 12.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA: Who wants the military for internal security?”; Uday India, New Delhi; Vol.4, No.2; December 22, 2012, pp.18-20; <http://www.udayindia.in/content_22december2012/perspective.html>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130101.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 1, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; <http://bravenewworld.in/2013/01/02/womens-rights-violating-the-vulnerable- manifestations-and-attitudes/>; Brave New World; January 2, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; <http://bravenewworld.in/2013/01/02/womens-rights-violating-the-vulnerable- manifestations-and-attitudes/>; Brave New World; January 2, 2013.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; <http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/01/violating-the-vulnerable-manifestations-and- attitudes/>; Dissident Voice; January 2, 2013.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Siachen Imbroglio”, Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XII No 5, January 2013, p.33-37.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks, Is There a Middle Path?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130116.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 16, 2013.
292. Vombatkere, S.G., “India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks, Is There a Middle Path?”; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/india-and-pakistan-between- hawks-and-peaceniks-is-there-a-middle-path/0/>; Indian Defence Review; January
17, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; Part-1 & Part-2; Star of Mysore, January 17, 2013, p.4 & January 18, 2013, p.4.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Between Hawks and Peaceniks, Is There a Middle Path?”; <kashmirmonitor.org/01182013-ND-between-hawks-and-peaceniks-is-there-a- middle-path-i-40547.aspx>; <http://kashmirmonitor.org/01212013-ND-between- hawks-and-peaceniks-is-there-a-middle-path-ii-40656.aspx>; The Kashmir Monitor; January 18 & 21, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Battle for the right to vote: Voters' ID cards are error-prone”; Star of Mysore; January 21, 2013; p.12.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Who Benefits From India's Diesel Subsidy?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130123.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 23, 2013.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Benefits of Diesel Subsidy – A Story from Mumbai“; <http://www.asiantribune.com/node/61355>; Asian Tribune; January 25, 2013.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID Aadhaar Project is said to be not mandatory”; <http://www.asiantribune.com/node/61397>; Asian Tribune; January 29, 2013.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Government forcing down Aadhaar by threatening exclusion from benefits, services?”; <http://www.moneylife.in/article/government-forcing-down- aadhaar-by-threatening-exclusion-from-benefits-services/31028.html>; Moneylife; January 30, 2013.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks is there a Middle Path?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 6, January 26, 2013, pp.27-32.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks is there a Middle Path?”; <http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/india-and-pakistan-between- hawks-and-peaceniks-is-there-a-middle-path/article4371928.ece>; The Hindu, Opinion / Op-Ed; February 2, 2013.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Questions for Mr. Nilekani“; <http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/questions-for-mr- nilekani/article4382953.ece>; The Hindu, OpEd; February 6, 2013, p 13.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID - Some Questions to Mr. Nilekani“; <http://www.indiaresists.com/uid-some-questions-to-mr-nilekani/>; India Resists; February 6, 2013.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Unethical Extra-legal Coercion in UID Aadhaar Project”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130207.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 7, 2013.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Violating the Vulnerable: Manifestations and Attitudes”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 8, February 9, 2013, pp.9-12.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Benefits of Diesel Subsidy – A Story from Mumbai“; Star of Mysore; February 10, 2013; p.10.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Direct Cash Transfer: Who Does It Benefit?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130214.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 14, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Benefits of Diesel Subsidy: A Story from Mumbai”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 9, February 16, 2013, pp.10-11.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Direct Cash Transfer: Who Does It Benefit?”; Star of Mysore; February 19, 2013, p.13.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Direct Cash Transfer: Who Does It Benefit?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 10, February 23, 2013, pp.27-28.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA – Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; Indian Defence Review; Net Edition; March 12, 2013; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/afspa-misconceptions-and-ground- realities/0/>.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA – Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120313.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 12, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA – Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; The News Collective; <http://www.thenewscollective.org/display-related-news.php? itemHeadline=AFSPA%3A+Misconceptions+And+Ground+Realities+ +By+S.G.Vombatkere>; March 13, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA – Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; Institute of Strategic Studies; <http://strategicstudyindia.blogspot.in/2013/03/afspa- misconceptions-and-ground.html>; March 13, 2013.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “India and Pakistan: Between Hawks and Peaceniks is there a Middle Path?”; Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XII No 7, March 2013, p.27-33.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA – Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 13, March 16, 2013, pp.7-13.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar for Birth, Marriage and Death”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120325.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 25, 2013.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar for Birth, Marriage and Death”; Star of Mysore; March 27, 2013; p.12.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID-Aadhaar – Extra-legal Coercion”; Frontier Weekly, Kolkata; March 24-30, 2013; p.12-14.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Power: The Politics of Power and Control”; <www.dianuke.org/nuclear-power-the-politics-of-power-and-control/>; DiaNuke.org; April 3, 2013.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Politics of Power and Control: Focus on Nuclear Power”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120403.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 3, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Politics of Power and Control: Focus on Nuclear Power”; <http://bravenewworld.in/2013/04/05/the-politics-of-power-and-control-focus-on- nuclear-power/>; Brave New World; April 5, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar for Birth, Marriage and Death”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 16, April 6, 2013, p.5.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “AFSPA: Misconceptions and Ground Realities”; Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XII No 8, April 2013, pp.12-19.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Politics of Power and Control: Focus on Nuclear Power”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 17, April 13, 2013, pp.4, 35.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “UID-Aadhaar – A Critique”; National Seminar on Managerial Challenges in Implementing the Aadhaar Program in India; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysore; April 26, 2013.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Army's Right to Rape and Kill?”; Star of Mysore; April 30, 2013; p.6.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Common men and women's uncommon services”; Star of Mysore; May 6, 2013; p.12.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Ring-side View of the Chinese Incursion”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere070503.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 7, 2013.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?”; Indian Defence Review; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/have-indian-troops-abandoned- indian-territory/>; May 8, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?”; Asian Tribune; <http://www.asiantribune.com/node/62471>; May 8, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere,“Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?”; S.G., <http://strategicstudyindia.blogspot.in/2013_05_13_archive.html>; Indian Strategic Studies; May 8, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?: A Ring-side View of the Chinese Incursion”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 21, May 11, 2013, p.17-18.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere210613.htm>; Countercurrents.org; June 21, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; Asian Tribune; <http://asiantribune.com/node/62920>; June 23, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; DemocraticUnderground.com; <http://www.democraticunderground.com/101666650>; June 23, 2013.
337. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; Biometrics – Applied Science Site; <http://www.appliedsciencesite.com/biometrics-p2?language=en>; June 23, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 28, June 29, 2013, p.5-9.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Raising The Height Of The Sardar Sarovar Project Dam Is A Betrayal Of The Displaced People”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere010713.htm>; Countercurrents.org; July 1, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Raising The Height Of The Sardar Sarovar Project Dam Is A Betrayal Of The Displaced People”; <http://www.frontierweekly.com/views/jul-13/2-7- 13-Raising%20The%20Height.html>; Frontier Weekly; July 1, 2013.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Joining The Security Dots – Cybersecurity, Surveillance and Democracy” ; Indian Defence Review; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/joining-the-security-dots-cyber- security-surveillance-and-democracy/>; July 6, 2013.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Koodankulam Nuclear Plant Commissioning – An Open Letter to Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere160713.htm>; Countercurrents.org; July 16, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Pushing Koodankulam to criticality is undemocratic: Maj Gen Vombatkere's Letter to the PM”; <http://www.dianuke.org/pushing-koodankulam-to- criticality-in-undemocratic-maj-gen-sudhir-vombatkeres-letter-to-the-pm/>; DiaNuke.org; July 16, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Open letter Against Commissioning of Koodankulam Nuclear Plant”; <http://www.asiantribune.com/node/63137>; Asian Tribune; July 17, 2013.
  3. Editor Mainstream; “An Apology”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 31, July 20, 2013.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Whither Mysore's Mandakalli Airport?”; Star of Mysore; July 22, 2013, p.6.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Open letter to PM and Tamil Nadu CM”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 32, July 27, 2013, p.14.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; Frontier Weekly, Vol 46, No.3; July 28, 2013, p.6-9.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy”; Defence Watch, August 2013, Vol 12, No.12, p.22-27.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “KKNPP Goes Critical”; <http://www.frontierweekly.com/articles/vol-46/46-6/46-6-KKNPP%20Goes %20Critical.html>; Frontier Weekly, Kolkata; Vol.46, No.6; August 18-24, 2013; p.2- 3.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Tales That Pictures Tell: Body Language in Strategy and Negotiations”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere010913.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 1, 2013.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Open Secrets: Effects on Sovereignty and Democracy”; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/indias-open-secrets-effects-on- sovereignty-and-democracy/>; Indian Defence Review; September 6, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Open Secrets: Effects on Sovereignty and Democracy”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere060913.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 6, 2013.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Open Secrets: Effects on Sovereignty and Democracy”; <http://bravenewworld.in/2013/09/09/indias-open-secrets-effects-on-sovereignty- and-democracy/>; Brave New World; September 9, 2013.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Flybus service to Bangalore Airport: How wise?”; Star of Mysore; September 17, 2013, p.9.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar stalled”; The Hindu; <http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/aadhaar-stalled/article5164773.ece>; September 25, 2013, Op-Ed Page, p.11.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “SC ruling exposes chinks in Aadhaar”; City Today, Mysore; September 25, 2013, p.12.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Open Secrets: Effects on Sovereignty and Democracy”; Defence Watch, October 2013, Vol 13, No.2, p.24-30.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Values in the Army”; Indian Defence Review; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/values-in-the-army/>; October 15, 2013.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Energy Management – An Overview”; Global Month of Action on Energy, October 11 to November 11, 2013; Star Of Mysore, October 18, 2013, p.6.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Vigilance And Corruption: Where is Governance Headed?“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere051113.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 5, 2013.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Vigilance And Corruption: Where is Governance Headed?“; <http://blogs.turningpointindia.org/>; Turning Point India; November 9, 2013.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Wearing helmets: Different States, Different Takes”; Star of Mysore; November 13, 2013, p.6.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Vigilance And Corruption: Where is Governance Headed?“; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 47, November 9, 2013, pp.13-18.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Values in the Army: A Discussion and Some Questions”; Defence Watch, November 2013, Vol 13, No.3, pp.17-25.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Some Thoughts On Bharat Ratna Awardees”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere191113.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 19, 2013.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's Open Secrets: Effects on Sovereignty and Democracy”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 48, November 16, 2013, pp.27-31.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is There a Hindu Left?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere241113.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 24, 2013.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is There a Hindu Left in India?”; <http://bravenewworld.in/2013/11/24/is-there-a-hindu-left-in-india/>; Brave New World; November 24, 2013.
370. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is There a Left?”;<http://dalitliberation.blogspot.in/2013/11/is-there-hindu-left-by- sgvombatkere.html>; Dalit Liberation; November 24, 2013.
Hindu
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is there a Hindu Left?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LI No 50, November 30, 2013, pp.16-19.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Collusion”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere140114.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 14, 2014.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Collusion: From Fukushima to Gorakhpur”; <http://www.dianuke.org/nuclear-collusion-from-fukushima-to-gorakhpur/>; DiaNuke.org; January 14, 2014.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Nuclear Collusion”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 5, January 25, 2014; pp.25-30.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Tell Highways Ministry to give up 5-km of NH-212 between Teresian College via Lalitha Mahal Road touching Nanjangud Road”; Star of Mysore; January 27, 2014; p.6.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “PaadacharigaLa bagge eccharavirili”; Mysooru Mitra, Mysore, February 11, 2014; p.4.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Traders and Soldiers: Mr.Narendra Modi Speaks”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere280214.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 28, 2014.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Tales That Pictures Tell: Body language in strategy and negotiations”; Defence Watch, March 2014, Vol 13, No.7, p.29-31.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “From the Left Roots”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere070414.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 7, 2014.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “GMOs and Scientific Hegemony”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere100414.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 10, 2014.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., ”From the Left Roots”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 16, April 12, 2014; pp.15-19.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “From the Left Roots”; <http://www.frontierweekly.com/views/apr- 14/14-4-14-From%20The%20Left-Roots.html>; Frontier Weekly, Kolkata; April 14, 2014.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Elections 2014: Where Is India Headed?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere190414.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 19, 2014.
  3.  ; Star of Mysore; April 21, 2014; p.13.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “When Interests Clash: The 95-Paise nexus”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere290414.htm>; Countercurrents.org; April 29, 2014.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Project Airport Vs Project Road – A Clash of Interests”; <http://starofmysore.com/searchinfo.asp? search1=8606&search2=specialnewsnew>; Star of Mysore; May 4, 2014; p.14.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “In the Line of Shock: CESC must do more to protect linemen”; Star of Mysore; May 6, 2014; p.12.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Political Crystal Ball-gazing or Whither the 16th Parliament”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 20; May 10, 2014; pp.31-32.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “BJP: The People's Choice – But ...”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere160514.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 16, 2014.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere180514.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 18, 2014.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “We The People Will Hold Mr. Narendra Modi And His Cabinet Accountable“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere220514.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 22, 2014.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “From the Left Roots”; Frontier Weekly, Kolkata; Vol 46, No 44; May 11-17, 2014; pp.6-9.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., ”BJP: The People's Choice, But ...”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 22, May 24, 2014; pp.3-4.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Road Too Far – NH-212 through Mysore is UNACCEPTABLE”; <http://starofmysore.com/searchinfo.asp? search1=8966&search2=specialnewsnew>; Star of Mysore; June 1, 2014, p.12.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “Strategizing Climate Change”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere020614.htm>; Countercurrents.org; June 2, 2014.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “Climate Change: Uncomfortable Realities”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 24, June 7, 2014; pp.24-26.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., ”On SC Judge's views”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 34, August 16, 2014.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Politics And The Indian Military”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere200814.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 20, 2014.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Politics and The Indian Military”; Defence Watch, September 2014, Vol 14, No.1, p.34-35.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., ”Corporatising War and Conflict: The Military-Industrial Complex in USA and India”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 42, August 11, 2014.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Will Mysore go the 'Bangalore Way'?: Utilise public funds for useful purposes - Why should any Indian city be modelled on some foreign city?”; Star of Mysore; October 15, 2014, p.9.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Opposing the 400KV D/C HT Line Connecting Mysore With Kozhikode”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere221014.htm>; Countercurrents.org; October 22, 2014.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “A purposeless power-line via Kodagu to Kerala: A case of spending money to benefit contractor, bureaucrat and politician”; <http://starofmysore.com/searchinfo.asp? search1=8966&search2=specialnewsnew>; Star of Mysore; October 28, 2014; p.11.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Opposing the 400 KV Double Circuit (D/C) HT line connecting Mysore with Kozhikode: Meeting at Kodava Samaja, Ponnampet“; <http://www.coorg.com/opposing-400-kv-double-circuit-dc-htline-connecting-mysore- kozhikode-meeting-kodava-samaja-ponnampet/>; Coorg.com; October 30, 2014.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Safe Nuclear Power: Fact And Myth”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere311014.htm>; Countercurrents.org; October 31, 2014.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Safe Nuclear Power: Fact and Myth”; <http://www.dianuke.org/safe-nuclear-power-fact-and-myth/>; DiaNuke.org; November 1, 2014.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Unclear Nuclear Issues”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere031114.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 3, 2014.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Deja vu – A Historical Precedent to SEZs of August 22, 1639“; Defence Watch, November 2014, Vol 14, No.3, p.37-39.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Yuvaraja's College: Risky new construction?“; Star of Mysore; November 16, 2014; p.6.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Who Wants Military for Internal Security?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 48, November 22, 2014; pp.10-12.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Leadership, Aspirations and Values”; Pinnacle, The ARTRAC Journal, Army Training Command, India; Vol 13, 2014; pp.155-164.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Safe Nuclear Power: Fact and Myth”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LII No 51, December 13, 2014; pp.28-30.
413. Vombatkere, S.G., “Scientific Temper And More”; Countercurrents.org <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere161214.htm>; December 16, 2014.
414. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Nation And The Soldier”;
<http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere241214.htm>; December 24, 2014. Countercurrents.org;
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Unclear Nuclear Issues”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 1, December 27, 2014; pp.91-94.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The 'Ordinance Route' In Land Acquisition Act Against The Spirit Of The Constitution Of India”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere311214.htm>; Countercurrents.org; December 31, 2014.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Scientific Temper And More”; Mangalore Today, Mangalore, December 2014; Vol 18, Issue 12; pp.28-29.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Nation And The Soldier”; Defence Watch, January 2015, Vol 14, No.5, p.26-29.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Uniform Civil Code: Do We Need One?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere190115.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 19, 2015.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Republic Day Advertisement: A Blatant Corruption Of The Constitution Of India”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere020215.htm>; Countercurrents.org; February 2, 2015.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Let us Salute our Constitution”; Star of Mysore; February 3, 2015; p.9.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Uniform Civil Code: Do We Need One?”; Star of Mysore; February 11, 2015; p.8.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “A Personal Debt Recalled on Republic Day”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 10, February 28, 2015; p.28.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Corruption of the Constitution of India”; Mangalore Today, Mangalore, <mangaloretoday.com>; March 7, 2015.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Public Hero: Paying For Honesty”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere210315.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 21, 2015.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Public Hero – Paying For Honesty”; Star of Mysore; March 26, 2015; p.13.
  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Examinations and Professional Competence”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere270315.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 27, 2015.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Examinations and Professional Competence”; Star of Mysore; March 30, 2015; p.7.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Public Hero – Paying For Honesty”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 14, March 28, 2015; p.17.
  4. Vombatkere, Sudhir, “Examinations and Professional Competence”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 16, April 11, 2015; p.21-22.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “Image of the Defence Services: Corruption among Servicemen and Ex-Servicemen”; Star of Mysore; April 13, 2015; p.6.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “The politics of Netaji's death”; Star of Mysore; April 26, 2015; p.12.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Some Perspectives on Food Adulteration”; Star of Mysore; May 3, 2015; p.10.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “Some Perspectives on Food Adulteration”; Health Action, Health Accessories for All, Secunderabad, Vol 28 No 5, May 2015, p.4-5.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “GM Foods and Public Health”; Health Action, Health Accessories for All, Secunderabad, Vol 28 No 5, May 2015, p.21-23.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “Strategizing For Left Resurgence In India”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere120515.htm>; Countercurrents.org; May 12, 2015.
  11. Vombatkere, S.G., “Widening Roads: Are there wider issues?”; Star of Mysore; May 21, 2015; p.16.
  12. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is the “Babu” scared of Veterans' skills?”; Indian Defence Review, New Delhi; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/is-the-bab-scared-of- veterans-skills/>; May 31, 2015.
  13. Vombatkere, S.G., “Bhadrate needuvavarige bekaagide bhadrate” (in Kannada on OROP); Prajavani, June 6, 2015, p.7.
  14. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Fuss About One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP)”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere070615.htm>; Countercurrents.org; June 7, 2015.
  15. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Fuss About OROP: One Rank One Pension”; Star of Mysore; June 9, 2015; p.12.
  16. Vombatkere, S.G., “Strategising for Left resurgence in India: Keeping Left is correct, keeping Right is wrong”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 25, June 13, 2015; p.16-18.
  17. Vombatkere, S.G., “Uniform Civil Code: Do we need one?”; Indian Journal of Secularism, Mumbai; Vol 19, No 1; April-June 2015; pp.79-82.
444. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Fuss About One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP)”;     Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XIV No 11, July 2015, pp.26-28.

445. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is it 'Now or Never' for India's Left Forces? :    Innovate to survive”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII No 31, July 25, 2015; p.22-24.

446. Vombatkere, S.G., “Is it 'Now or Never' for India's Left Forces? : Innovate to survive”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere010815.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 1, 2015.

447. Vombatkere, S.G., “Mourning Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere010815.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 1, 2015.

448. Vombatkere, S.G., “Broken promise: Disdain for a trusted institution”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere080815.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 8, 2015.

449. Vombatkere, S.G., “Mourning Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII, No 34, August 15, 2015; pp.35-36.

450. Vombatkere, S.G., “Citizen's Trust: Independence Day, Before And After”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere180815.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 18, 2015.

451. Vombatkere, S.G., “Will there be justice for the Late Lance Naik Ved Mitra Chaudhary?”; <http://www.moneylife.in/article/will-there-be-justice-for-the-late-lance- naik-ved-mitra-chaudhary/43134.html? utm_source=PoweRelayEDM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Subscriber %2315742&utm_campaign=Daily%20newsletter%2018%20August%202015>; Moneylife; August 18, 2015.

452. Vombatkere, S.G., “Independence Day 2015: Before and After”; <http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx? Id=4809&Independence/Day/2015:/Before/and/After> ; The Citizen; August 18, 2015. 

453. Vombatkere, S.G., “OROP – Where is the Bitterness?”;<http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx?Id=4875&OROP:/Where/is/the/Bitterness>; The Citizen; August 23, 2015.


454. Vombatkere, S.G., “OROP – Where is the Bitterness?”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere230815.htm>; Countercurrents.org; August 23, 2015.

455. Vombatkere, S.G., “OROP – Where is the Bitterness?”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII, No 36; August 29, 2015; pp.13-16.

456. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Open Letter to PM Narendra Modi – Defence matters: OROP Stalemate”; Star of Mysore; September 1, 2015; p.7.

457. Vombatkere, S.G., “So Now What About the Morale of the Man Behind The Gun?”; <http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx?Id=5114&So%20Now%20What%20About %20the%20Morale%20of%20%20the%20Man%20Behind%20the%20Gun>; The Citizen; September 13, 2015.

458. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Dimensions of Veterans' Disillusionment and Ire”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere150915.htm>; Countercurrents.org; September 15, 2015.

459. Vombatkere, S.G., “OROP: The dimensions of Veterans' disillusionment and ire”; Star of Mysore; September 16, 2015, p.13.

460. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Dimensions of Veterans' Disillusionment and Ire”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII, No 39; September 19, 2015;pp.5-6.

461. Vombatkere, S.G., “National Role For Veterans”; Star of Mysore; October 27, 2015; p.10.

462. Vombatkere, S.G., “The OROP “Gift” Lowers Military Morale, National Security Compromised“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere151113.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 13, 2015.

463. Vombatkere, S.G., “OROP Face-off – Civil-Military Relations Nose-dive, Impact National Security“; <http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx? Id=5858&OROP/Face/Off://CIVIL- MILITARY/RELATIONS/NOSEDIVE,/IMPACT/NATIONAL/SECURITY>; The Citizen; November 17, 2015.

464. Vombatkere, S.G., “The OROP 'Gift' that lowers Military Morale: National Security Compromised”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIII, No 48; November 21, 2105; pp.27- 28.

465. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Unfulfilled Dream: Mysuru's 'Wish-List' Airport”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere241115.htm>; Countercurrents.org; November 24, 2015.

466. Vombatkere, S.G., “Land And People: 1894 to 2015 – From Colonial Rulers to Corporate Masters: 121 Years of Resistance“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere031215.htm>; Countercurrents.org; December 3, 2015.

467. Vombatkere, S.G., “An Unfulfilled Dream: Mysuru's 'Wish-list' Airport”; Star of Mysore; December 8, 2015; p.10.

468. Vombatkere, S.G., “India's (H)Armed Forces OROP: Phony Diwali Gift”; Defence Watch, Dehra Dun, Vol XV No 4, December 2015, pp.24-26.

469. Vombatkere, S.G., “Land and People: 1894 to 2015 – From Colonial Rulers to Corporate Masters: 121 Years of Resistance”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIV, No 1; December 26, 2105; pp.49-52.

470. Vombatkere, S.G., “Beyond Pathankot, Sans Security Doctrine Where NSA’s Take Personal Decisions”; <http://www.thecitizen.in/NewsDetail.aspx? Id=6494&Beyond/Pathankot,/Sans/Security/Doctrine/Where/NSA %E2%80%99s/Take/Personal/Decisions>; The Citizen; January 13, 2016.

  1. Vombatkere, S.G., “Looking Beyond The Pathankot Attack“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130116.htm>; Countercurrents.org; January 13, 2016.
  2. Vombatkere, S.G., “Polluting India's Cleanest City – The NH-212 Imbroglio”; Star of Mysore; January 14, 2016; p.10.
  3. Vombatkere, S.G., “Security Beyond the Pathankot Attack”; <http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/security-beyond-the-pathankot- attack/>; Indian Defence Review, New Delhi; January 15, 2016.
  4. Vombatkere, S.G., “Looking Beyond The Pathankot Attack“; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIV, No 6; January 30, 2106; pp.43-44.
  5. Vombatkere, S.G., “The Idea of India: Whose Idea Of Which India“; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere060316.htm>; Countercurrents.org; March 6, 2016.
  6. Vombatkere, S.G., “Whose Idea Of Which India? Leave the Army Out Of It Please!”; <http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/OldNewsPage/? Id=7065&Whose/Idea/Of/Which/India?/Leave/the/Army/Out/Of/It/Please!>; The Citizen; March 6, 2016.
  7. Vombatkere, S.G., “Aadhaar Cuts Into Personal Privacy and National Security”; <http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/NewsDetail/index/1/7121/AADHAAR—Cuts-Into- Personal-Privacy-and-National-Security>; The Citizen; March 13, 2016.
  8. Vombatkere, S.G., “How Aadhaar Neglects Personal Privacy and National Security”; <http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere130316.htmdhaar>; Countercurrents.org; March 13, 2016.
  9. Vombatkere, S.G., “Privacy and National Security – Aadhaar Bill”; <http://www.deccanherald.com/content/534716/privacy-national-security.html>; Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, March 16, 2016, p.10.
  10. Vombatkere, S.G., “How Aadhaar Neglects Personal Privacy and National Security”; Mainstream, New Delhi, Vol LIV, No 13; March 19, 2016; pp.15-16.