If politics and emotion do not dictate India’s response, the terrorist strikes in Mumbai could be a catalyst for ending the Pakistani military’s fatal patronage of jihadi groups. Siddharth Varadarajan writes in The Hindu.
The Real News Network interviews senior journalist and deputy editor of The Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan on the Mumbai terror incidents. RNN discusses the nature of attacks, the probable suspects behind the same, the responses from the broad public and polity in the country and the politics of it all.
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America will remain embattled and threatened and buffeted by economic crisis as long as the world on which it wants to shine a beacon remains a violent and unjust place.
Siddharth Varadarajan writes in his blog
By undermining its own fuel supply assurances and reprocessing consent, the U.S. has made bilateral nuclear cooperation with India virtually impossible, Siddharth Varadarajan writes in The Hindu.
America’s inability – or unwillingness - to pilot through the Nuclear Suppliers Group the waiver India needs to allow full civil nuclear cooperation undermines the basis of the July 2005 agreement. If the U.S. is not interested in honouring its commitment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must walk away.
The agency did not restrict India from circulating the text.
Government nod contradicts Pranab’s assurance that the process will begin only after trust vote.
Restriction on circulating text only for IAEA.
Courtesy: The Hindu
Siddharth Varadarajan makes a prediction of the next moves in the operationalisation of the nuclear deal, as expected by the government. Pragoti is opposed to the steps that will result in operationalisation, but carries this piece to let readers know the background of the "best case scenario" that the government led by Manmohan Singh expects for the deal to proceed. Courtesy, "Reality, one bite at a time"-- Siddharth Varadarajan's blog.
The nuclear deal and other questions of foreign policy should be opposed or defended on their own merits. Sadly, both the government and its opponents have played fast and loose with the ‘Muslim’ card, to the detriment of the community’s larger interest.
Several Indian newspapers fell victim to a hoax about the arrest of a supposed Nazi war criminal. Apart from the media’s alarming ignorance, the episode also reveals our fascination for unconfirmed news from ‘intelligence’ sources. Article, courtesy The Hindu.
Unless the deadlock over government formation is broken soon, the constitution writing process will be compromised, Siddharth Varadarajan writes in The Hindu.