Pakistani journos on US payroll; shocked anyone?

The sudden barrage of accusations against Pakistan’s premier security agency and the armed forces by Pakistani media post-OBL operation did not make any sense in the beginning. Their smear campaign was surprisingly instant, swift and very much in line with international media campaign. Then there was an unfortunate murder of a journalist working for little-known … More Pakistani journos on US payroll; shocked anyone?

Both India and Pakistan come out winners at Mohali Cricket Stadium….

Mohali ODI was by far the greatest showdown of the game of cricket and it evoked appropriate interest commensurate with the excitement it had generated. Not only that the cricket-lovers were excited, even the political leaders could not escape the excitement. It led to high-profile dignitaries visiting the stadium and discussing politics while watching the … More Both India and Pakistan come out winners at Mohali Cricket Stadium….

High-voltage clash at Mohali….Excitement is high but higher still are the stakes.

It is “mother of all battles”, not in the battlefield but at the cricket field. Small wonder that it is a game which is billed as “gentleman’s game”. But the excitement is running so high as if it is not a game. It has become a matter of national pride for both India and Pakistan … More High-voltage clash at Mohali….Excitement is high but higher still are the stakes.

What are the job specs of an American “diplomat”?

The issue of Raymond Davis seems to have triggered the process of rewriting jobs specifications of a diplomat, particularly the one who comes from across the Atlantic Ocean and finds himself posted in places like Pakistan. A diplomat now does not need to be a member of the Foreign Service; he needs to have other … More What are the job specs of an American “diplomat”?