As Obama ascends… Martin Luther King on All India Radio, 1959

Talk about the role of mass media in the history of South Asia andĀ  making history in South Asia and the world. This couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. The web site of the Consulate General of India Read More …

Wahajat Khan on Advani's contradictory logic

Wahajat Khan of Dawn Pakistan interviews L. K. Advani and raises the issue of Gujarat killings 2002. Advani offers New Delhi 1984. He is able to hold the moral equivalance for a while till he unwittingly falls into the trap Read More …

Minority report society: Who is a "suspect" in a networked India?

Hindustan Times reports Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion of a national database of criminals and suspects. He also wants changes in laws so that these can be made possible: “We need to create a database of all the criminals Read More …

Times of India frames Modi's shining Gujarat as "shame"

Times of India reports on attainment levels by primary school students in rural Ahmedabad and wobbles the axis of the spin and propaganda that surrounds discourse on Gujarat. Headlined “Ahmedabad: Show piece or shame!”, the report states that: only 51.5 Read More …

To hyphenate or not to hyphenate India-Pak…

Mitchell Reiss (cited in Christian Brose’s blog at Foreign Policy) says Hillary Clinton could be asked the following question at her confirmation hearing. It has been reported that there will be a Special Envoy for South Asia. What will be Read More …

Pakistan lobbying and spin on US public and policy opinion

The media coverage of Mark Penn dropping the PPP account last year hides more than it informs, in particular how public opinion is shaped and the weaknesses of Indian media’s foreign news coverage. Late December 2008, Times of India, The Read More …

India-US. Of trade embraces, lobbying, and spin

In his last press conference, George W Bush, outgoing President of the USA arguing against the suggestion that the country’s moral standing in the world had been dented cited India and said: “go to India, and ask about, you know, Read More …