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Motivational techniques in Pakistan | ‘The military has only been able to motivate its men to fight against the Pakistani Taliban by convincing them that India is backing the Taliban in an effort to destroy Pakistan’ (Anatol Lieven in National Interest)

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Judicial activism: Tainted anti-corruption boss ousted by order of Supreme Court

‘The Supreme Court quashed the appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner … future appointment should not be restricted to civil servants alone but people of impeccable integrity from other fields should also be considered.’ (HT) Continue reading

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Indian values – such as jugaad

‘The nation’s infatuation with its own practicality at every level has created a society that is unable to truly respect values … In a village near the town of Anjar, a man was sitting on the rubble of his house and trying to cut open a steel cupboard. Buried in the debris below him was his 16-year-old son. But the man was focused on removing his valuables from the cupboard. He had heard that the bulldozers would soon arrive to completely raze the fallen structure.’ (Manu Joseph in New York Times) Continue reading

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Patrick French on India’s Budget: ‘Bets on growth, but bets off on delivery’ (Economic Times)

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Does India support the uprisings in West Asia? ‘We do not believe it is our business,’ says the Prime Minister

‘From the uprisings in the Middle East to U.S.-led efforts to isolate Iran and Burma, New Delhi often seems to be looking for an inconspicuous perch on the fence. But as India draws into a closer partnership with the United States, campaigns for a permanent place on the U.N. Security Council and grows into a global power, it is finding that its opinion increasingly matters, that it is increasingly being asked to take sides – that the fence will not take its weight.’ (Simon Denyer in Washington Post)
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Can India, ‘given its experience and expertise in conducting elections,’ help Egypt’s transition to democracy?

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Indo-Pak: The dialogue begins again…

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‘The government appears to have drunk its own Kool-Aid about India’s inevitable rise’

‘Is 2011 the year that the India story—carefully buffed for the better part of a decade by boosters and dispassionate observers alike—begins to lose its sheen? If foreign investors are a bellwether, then the answer may well be yes…’ (Sadanand Dhume in the Wall Street Journal) Continue reading

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Indian government goes shopping abroad for natural resources. (But didn’t China get there first?)

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‘So sorry, admissions were closed yesterday’: Shobhaa De on the everyday prejudice facing Indian Muslims

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