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View from the right: Pak-centric mindset

Getting out of the “Pak-centric mindset” would be in the best interest of India’s foreign policy, says an editorial in the Organiser.

By: Express News Service |
Updated: August 28, 2014 12:05:29 am

Getting out of the “Pak-centric mindset” would be in the best interest of India’s foreign policy, says an editorial in the Organiser. It is a myth that Pakistan can ever be stable and democratic, the editorial suggests, and yet another myth perpetuated by secular foreign policy experts is that a stable and democratic Pakistan is in India’s interest. India cannot “impose peace and stability in Pakistan from above” and “it is neither our political nor our moral responsibility” to do so, the editorial says.

It goes on to say that Pakistan’s military leadership always ends up “fooling its citizens by creating the mirage of structural stability… Zero tolerance on meddling in internal affairs of India and discontinuing with its proxy war policy should be testing principles while engaging with Pakistan… A neglected and isolated Pakistan will either have to mend its ways or perish to its own destiny.” Only then “will their miniscule prodigies in Kashmir also realise the futility of following their unstable masters.”

Kisan Channel

In order to make the proposed Kisan Channel, a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a success, Doordarshan has to evolve a new work culture and come out with new ideas, says an article in the Organiser. The article suggests the Kisan Channel should promote the mission to enhance productivity, farmers’ income and self-reliance.

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The Kisan Channel also provides an opportune moment for Doordarshan to “come closer to farmers in particular and villagers in general,” the article says.

Virtual farms

Among online games, Farmville and Farm Frenzy are perhaps the most popular among Indians.

An editorial in Panchjanya has expressed concern that Indians could get addicted to such games that combine elements of both traditional farming and business.

In the real world, too much enthusiasm for ideas like the genetic modification of crops will not be good for the country, the editorial asserts. It is fine as long as techniques like cloning are confined to the virtual world, the editorial says, going on to suggest that new agricultural techniques should be adapted to the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the country.

Compiled by Liz Mathew

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