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Smog Of War

Was it a big C (coup) attempt by an army faction or a big D (disinformation) campaign by somebody else?

Smog Of War
Smog Of War
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Of late, the Delhi air has been thick not only with pollution—climatic as well as of the moral kind—but also with intrigue and skulduggery. The forecast has never been more dire, darkening deep in the latest reports about so-called spooky troop movements towards the capital in the foggy winter night of January 16-17. Everything seems mired in opacity: the spider web of corruption that binds national and transnational business interests, bureaucracy, military, media and politics in the UPA-II regime, and its cut-throat cloak-and-dagger culture, consumes all. The repressive measures against open dissemination of facts, the dirty tricks and the play of disinformation that currently characterise India’s public life is of a scale and intensity never seen before. The lesser children of India—the populations resisting eviction from their homes and resource bases in the hinterland; the minorities aspiring for their share in India’s growth; the activists fighting corruption or questioning the environmental impact of...

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