The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

What makes Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami tick? His “Newshour” programme that runs on prime time portrays him as some sort of inquisitor. On many occasions, the inquisition is directed at Pakistan and Pakistanis in the most derisive way possible.

No effort is spared to ridicule, criticize or berate Pakistan and its government. Goswami never . . . → Read More: The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani finalized a power-sharing agreement on Saturday, ending months of tension in the country, and officially signed the pact on Sunday in a ceremony with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul (BBC, Guardian, NYT, Pajhwok, RFE/RL, TOLO News, WSJ). According to reports, teams for both . . . → Read More: Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

Army and air force troops worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused more than 320 deaths.

Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more . . . → Read More: Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

How India is not aging that nicely

Soon after India got freedom, we made a new beginning. We chose democracy as the way forward. New  institutions were created and nurtured — Parliament, the Election Commission, the Supreme Court, the Planning Commission and others. The country has indeed made phenomenal progress. It has become a major military, industrial and economic power, . . . → Read More: How India is not aging that nicely

Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan now have the opportunity to have a major say in the affairs of international cricket after securing considerable concessions from the ‘Big Three’ India, Australia and England in the backdrop of the ICC’s Annual Conference in Melbourne, Australia, DawnNews reported. . . . → Read More: Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA man and now affiliated with a Washington think-tank is no friend of Pakistan. This much was always clear from his writings. Now an article written by him and published in India’s Hindustan Times seems to indicate that he is no friend of India’s either. What he has proposed as an . . . → Read More: FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

Modi’s India

With Modi’s landslide victory comes as little surprise, there are celebrations all around as the rightist BJP is set to grip the reins of power. But with that, India’s image as it is projected to the outside world might undergo a complete overhaul—a secular and liberal India could find itself making a transition to an . . . → Read More: Modi’s India

Time to get inspired

There are lessons to be learnt from India where last year, the currency fell to its lowest in two decades owing to an increase in oil prices. “I am a boring central banker and we are trying to do a central bank’s job,” says Raghuram Rajan, head of Reserve Bank of India. He has lived . . . → Read More: Time to get inspired

The Illegitimate Government of Bangladesh

By Azmaish Ka Waqt NEWSVINE

Digging up a bitter past full of memories that all sides need to forget and get over, and sometimes distorting – and other times, playing lying about – established historical facts and ground reality; the incumbent Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina Wajid has constructed a fictitious “external enemy” to build . . . → Read More: The Illegitimate Government of Bangladesh

Pakistan’s smashing win against Australia

(By Abhishek Purohit) Like the World Twenty20 2012, Pakistan came up against Australia on Sunday right after a meek display against India. Once again, they played like the Pakistan side fans expect, showing that it was the pressure of an India game that brought out all the diffidence two nights ago. The intensity was not . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s smashing win against Australia