Arvind Kejriwal has had a love hate relationship with the media. But lately, it has been hate—and more hate. His threat to jail journalists engaging in unethical practices had the entire political class ranged against him in defense of presspersons. Read more

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The time-worn Pakistani lexicon on Kashmir was at play again when Nawaz Sharif sought to draw the United States into the Kashmir dispute ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama. Read more

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President Barak Obama’s intervention in the ongoing debate on the pace of reforms in India is unlikely to help the US big business achieve its objectives. It will at once create problems for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in forging a political consensus around such initiatives as opening the pension sector and permitting FDI in multi-brand retail. Read more

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Have the US-Pak tensions reached a breaking point over the latter’s refusal to go after the Haqqani group based in North Waziristan and posing a serious challenge to peace in Afghanistan? The American’s feel the group was a “veritable arm” of the ISI that’s long been notorious for nurturing such elements as Pakistan’s security assets. Read more

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The trouble Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has brought upon itself by crossing the line is a ringing warning for journalists and media organisations across the world. India included. Read more

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A careful reading of President Barak Obama’s speech announcing the death of Osama bin Laden raised more questions than it answered. He said little about the Pakistani involvement in the US-led operation except the passing mention that “our counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding”. Read more

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In order not to be misunderstood, I’ve done a brief preamble to this week’s blog on WikiLeaks’ that have put the government in the eye of another dust storm. Read more

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Dear Blog-mates,

I recently came across the article reproduced below and thought must share it with you all for a discussion on Pakistan in the context of Salmaan Taseer’s murder. Read more

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The Pakistani media is a mix of the good and the bad. Like our own. A wide section of it is inimically India-centric— like our own who think Pak-bashing is a sure way of engaging audience. Read more

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President Barack Obama has proved skeptics wrong. He made all the noises we wanted to hear: support for a permanent seat in the UNSC, lifting curbs on dual-use technology exports, cooperation in homeland security and membership of restrictive multilateral treaties and organizations such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Read more

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