Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wikileaks: The battlelines find form

The war against transparency is now official with journalists at the Pentagon forbidden to access Wikileaks. Journalists? Yep. Why? Because the documents are still classified. This, if anything is a statement about the excessive classification Obama had promised to cut down. You don’t need wikileaks for these scandalous revelations. They are happening right here, right… Read More »

We shall mourn the sad demise of journalism

I am utterly disgusted (as usual) with the obsession with rhetoric among Indian newspapers and politicians. NONE of the Indian newspapers quote any actual cables saying anything – only claims that “wikileaks says”. This is journalism? The news with the real concerns has less focus than gossip about politicians. Of course, with out “Made in… Read More »

Wikileaky Kashmir – Abuses, Human rights

The much awaited dirt on India in Kashmir is finally out – abuse, human rights… the usual, but from yet another source. Among the cables released by Wikileaks we have several which help us see the situation in Kashmir through the eyes of an interested, but uninvolved perspective. The Guardian has published a wonderful writeup.… Read More »