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APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF
A long due and welcome step
22.08.19 - VIPIN PUBBY
A long due and welcome step



The announcement by prime minister Narendra Modi that the country would have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a long due and welcome step. This had been the need of defence forces since long and is in keeping with the requirements of modern warfare.

Most other democracies, including the United States, already have this system for better coordination among various wings of defence forces and for having a single-point link between the elected government and the defence services.

Currently the country has a coordination committee comprising the three chiefs of army, air force and navy. The chairman is the senior most among the three service chiefs. However since these officer are of equal rank, there had been problems in taking decisions. Also the chief of the committee was reporting to the Defence Secretary who would report to the Defence Minister and who, in turn, would report to the prime minister.
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This is also the ideal time to integrate the services headquarters with the Ministry of Defence.
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The proposed chief of defence staff would now directly report to the Defence Minister. He would be a rank higher than the three chiefs and would be in a position to take a stand or prioritise requirements and needs of the three services. With his seniority he would be also able to have a final say on all matters concerning the defence services. 
 
The need for such a post was acutely felt in 1971 during war with Pakistan which led to the bifurcation of that country and the birth of Bangladesh. The then army chief Gen Manekshaw (in pic) was made the temporary head of defence forces for the duration of the war. 

The need was again felt in 1999 and a committee formed after the Kargil war had also recommended appointment of a chief of defence services. There had been opposition from some quarters, including the Air Force, for having such a post but apparently prime minister Modi has now taken a call after due deliberations.

Defence experts point out that the old conventional ways of warfare with armoured vehicles, tanks, fighter aircraft and warships are over. It is the time of nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence, satellite warfare and electronic surveillance. All these require close coordination and quick decision taking ability.

There had also been a growing feeling among the defence services that the status of officers was getting diluted as compared to that of civilian officers and that decisions were taken by civil officers who were not sensitive to the needs of defence. The post of chief of defence services would bypass the bureaucracy. However it is important that the civil and defence officers coordinate on equal footing for the greater good of the nation.

This is also the ideal time to integrate the services headquarters with the Ministry of Defence. This would enable services officers and bureaucrats to sit side by side as partners. This would also help in removing a lot of overlapping leading to efficiency and accountability.

Much would depend on the way the proposal is implemented. It has great potential to transform the defence services through formulation of long term policy, integrated planning and prioritisation or it can end up as another decorative post.

The vital question now is : who would be the first person to hold the prestigious post of chief of defence staff? There is ambiguity about the point whether he would be a serving officer or someone who had recently retired. Speculations are that it could be the current air chief marshal BS Dhanoa, who flew fighter jets in Kargil, or the army chief Gen Bipin Rawat. There are also speculations that he could be a recently retired and experienced senior officer like Lt General DS Hooda or recently retired and efficient former Navy chief Sunil Lanba.

Whoever is appointed finally to the vital and prestigious post must be an outstanding officer who should be able to command not just the defence forces but also respect and regard of all the three service chiefs with his competence and experience. With the region staring at an uncertain future, India can’t take chances with its defence chief.
 

 

 

(The author, a freelance journalist, is a former Resident Editor of Indian Express, Chandigarh, and reported on the political developments in Jammu and Kashmir, North-Eastern India, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab in his long, illustrious career.)

 

 

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 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

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SONIA GANDHI RETURNS TO LEAD
It is more good than bad for the Congress
14.08.19 - Pushkar Banakar
It is more good than bad for the Congress



It is more good than bad for the Congress with Sonia Gandhi coming back at the helm of party affairs. Her appointment was pivotal at this juncture to unify the party. With some big names including the likes of Karan Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Milind Deora, Deepender Hooda and others coming out in support of abrogation of Article 370, the cracks in the party were out in the open. The party also saw crossovers like former Congress chief whip in the Rajya Sabha Bhubaneswar Kalita.

At this point, a non-Gandhi president like Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury or Mukul Wasnik would have proven to be disastrous for the party. Sonia Gandhi will act as glue which the party requires at this juncture.

Apart from acting as the binding agent, Sonia Gandhi with her vast experience as a former Congress president and approachable leadership will help to contain any possible revolt or mutiny. She will also play a key role in keeping the warring state units together without letting a possibility of a split creep into the ranks. One also needs to keep in mind that when a centralist party like the Congress collapses, reinvention is a very long and tedious process.
 
It is an uphill task for the Congress to reinvent itself and cash in on the anti-incumbency that the BJP would have generated. But to cash in on the anti-incumbency, a strong leadership is required and Sonia Gandhi will act as the bridge at a time when the Congress is looking to reinvent itself. Also, to build a counter narrative against the BJP, the Congress needs a strong leadership which can lay down the rules for its leaders and cadre.

For instance, if the Congress had a strong leadership in place, some big leaders may have not publicly taken a stand diametrically opposite to the party stand on Article 370. The only small drawback of the appointment of Sonia is that the decision may not really inspire the leadership and cadre. The Congress should have taken a cue from the BJP of the 1990s in appointing a president.

Like the BJP, which had appointed Bangaru Laxman and Jana Krishnamurthy as presidents in the late 1990s and early 2000s while the political leadership stayed with the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani, the Congress could have appointed a working president while leaving the political centre with either of the three Gandhis — Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka.

Courtesy: newindianexpress.com
 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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PUNJAB & KASHMIR - PAST & PRESENT
This year too the Chinar will turn Red
13.08.19 - Saba Pervaiz Kiyani
This year too the Chinar will turn Red



AFTER THE PARTITION of India and Pakistan, the unresolved fate of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir aggravated the situation between the two nations, and they went into an undeclared war with each other. After India took the case to the United Nations, the international organization mediated to put ceasefire into effect between the two belligerent countries. In the following years, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions in which not only was the right of self-determination of the Kashmiris people primarily accepted but it was also proposed that the people of Kashmir would be given an opportunity of holding a plebiscite.

It was assumed that once an impartial plebiscite in Kashmir is conducted according to the United Nations resolutions, peace would prevail in the state. More than seventy hard years have passed but this long-drawn promise has not been fulfilled so far.

On August 5, 2019 the Narendra Modi government in India decided to completely ignore the UNSC resolutions and the Shimla agreement. The Indian government abrogated the very agreement Article 370 of the Indian constitution which made the state of Jammu and Kashmir temporarily accede to India decades ago. When Modi was raising false hopes, his own government cut the internet service, transmission of TV, blocked cell phones and social media for the Kashmiri people. The embargo has now lasted ten days.

 Background - Punjab:  

During the decisive days of the partition, Indian leaders gave written undertakings and made conditional bids with both the Sikh and the Kashmiri Muslim communities in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. In the years following independence, the Indian leaders forgot their promises to Sikhs. Through the 1950s and 1960s the Sikhs realized that the train on which Nehru had sent them was disappointingly not destined to their homeland. Still during what is known as the green revolution - when India faced a food grain crisis and was forced to import food from other countries - hardworking Punjabi Sikh farmers industriously piled up stacks of grain and averted the national crises. 
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However, the Indian governments’ approach and the Sikh leaders’ vested interests have caused a prosperous Punjab to become a debt-ridden state.

•  The land of Punjab was unfairly trifurcated and some of the regions where Punjabi speaking people were in majority deceitfully attached to Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The demographics of Punjab were changed, the purpose of which was to decrease the importance of Sikhs in the state.

•  The flow and distribution of the rivers of Punjab was changed to benefit the neighboring states at the cost of Punjab.

•  Villages were evacuated to create a new city Chandigarh which even after half a century remains a bone of contention between Panjab and Haryana. 
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The Sikhs started protesting and consequently the Indian political elite became antagonistic towards the Sikh community. The Sikhs raised their voices and were labelled terrorists.

Finally, the most sacred place of Sikhism on the planet, Sri Darbar Sahib and Akal Takht was attacked and thousands of men, women and children were murdered in a ruthless operation by the Indian Army. Innocent individuals were targeted in the villages of Punjab by the state forces. Even after close to four decades, this wound on Indian democracy and secularism is still alive and throbbing. In spite of the devastation caused by Partition, the once prosperous Punjab has now become a debt-ridden state tumbling on all human indices.

 Present – Kashmir: 

After winning the 2019 election, Modi-led government has bailed out of the undertakings and promises with Kashmiris, as the previous governments did to Sikhs. In his recent address to the nation, Modi pledged that after the revocation of Article 370, Kashmir would progress rapidly, new state of the art airports, railways and roads would be built in the state, and the youth would be offered employment. 

Such promises are catchy enough for BJP’s digital armies and its ‘godi’ media to go hyperactive on social media and on television. This is the segment of Indian media that propagates the narrative of Hindutva – a Hindu Rashtra, a nation based on Hindu laws and not secularism where all other minorities are second class citizens. 

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The truth of Kashmir, now apparent, is that for over seven decades the Kashmiris were bluffed with the lollipop of Article 370 and 35A. Except a few self-interested political factions, a large number of Kashmiris have always been against the oppression and cruelty of India. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah validated abrogating Article 370 in the Indian Parliament, saying that the Article was the biggest hindrance to the progress and development of Kashmir. However, according to world economic experts, even in this turbulent state of affairs, the financial indicators of Jammu and Kashmir are much better than those of Gujarat.

 We need to ask: 

The government of India would have us believe that an economic agenda is the only criteria to end the anguish and sufferings of Kashmiris. Such an argument posits that the Kashmir conflict has only been spinning around economy for the last seventy years. We need to ask if economic development is a substitute to freedom?

If so, why for decades has the Indian army been deployed in such a large number on the streets and in markets of the state? Why is the militarization increasing every year? Why are the dales and valleys bloody with the killings of innocents? Why are women raped? Why are hundreds blinded bypellet guns? Why are thousands missing through enforced disappearances? After every summer, the green chinar soaks up the blood spilt by security forces and turns fiery red in winters. This year too the Chinar will turn red but there would be an added blush of betrayal of promises - old and ancient.
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With boots and bullets of the forces, Indian authorities are forcefully constraining the aspirations of Kashmiri people. Will the Indian government succeed in enslaving the Kashmiri people? Read the political history of any colonized people, the lesson we learn is that emotions cannot be suppressed, voices cannot be muted, and the people striving for freedom cannot be stopped. 
 
 
 
Saba Pervaiz Kiyani is a freelance blogger, journalist and broadcaster.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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BULLETS CAN'T BRING PEACE
6 things Pakistan and India can do instead of fighting
01.08.19 - Talha Ahmed
6 things Pakistan and India can do instead of fighting



They live side-by-side. They started off their journey together. They share history and in some instances much the same culture. They know it and the world knows all the good that they can do so simply by standing together.

Still, it appears that Pakistan and India would much rather fight each other and end up killing scores of civilians rather than join hands in progress.

In case they change their minds, here are six things India and Pakistan can do together instead of fighting:

1. Increase people-to-people contacts
 
We need this more than ever. The forces of extremism and bigotry are loud on either side, and the way to counter the ensuing misconceptions, hatred and stereotyping is to get the people in touch with each other in a manner unfettered and unfiltered by media biases.

To this end, the governments should facilitate traveling between the two countries. Ease up visa regimes, provide security to tourists, set up student and faculty exchanges, invite professionals, intellectuals and artists over to their sides of the border, organise concerts, host joint exhibitions and events, develop shared publications, invite critique and let guests conduct their research and document their experiences.

The more the discussions, the lesser the mistrust and devious propaganda. And anyway, in 67 years of existence, we both have in fact been hurt more by our own propaganda than the other's.

2. Trade freely
 
Remove the non-tariff barriers and bureaucratic hurdles impeding trade. Let India get its Non-Discriminatory Market Access to Pakistan. Create separate routes for different tradable items that stay operational round-the-clock. Cut down duties and improve customs clearance procedures.

Yes, India is a much bigger market than Pakistan, but proportionate trade is still possible, if the government sets the right policies. In auto, textile and several other sectors, exports and partnerships can benefit traders from both countries equally.

3. Tell the story of Partition, together

Shouldn't we have had enough of maligning the other, of teaching our kids hate. Let's, for once, work together and come up with a better story to tell our children now -- of one where people did give and love, where men, women and children saved one another from injustices regardless of their religious or regional affiliations.

Educationists and historians from both countries must sit together and work on this narrative which shows that in an event when all begin to go topsy turvy, people had have their humanity in tact and shielded one another from harm.

Indians and Pakistanis have been one people for most of their histories. They may be separate now, but they're clearly not foes, with a shared culture and consciousness in many an instance.

So let's tell the stories of Partition, but let's tell them together. Purge school curricula of political propaganda and make films that tell the stories of people, not ideologies. Write stories that record the joys and sufferings shared through centuries and not the divisions borne over a few decades.

We may be two nation-states now but our attitudes toward life, our cultures and customs, our zest for sport, our love for the arts, our values of friendship, hospitality, tolerance and progress remain the same.
 
Let's make sure our young ones know that's who we are, that we help and respect each other because that's just what we do.

4. Play each other

Pakistanis and Indians indulge themselves in mostly the same sports and games. Cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, kabaddi, squash, tennis, polo, snooker, bridge — and the list doesn't end. Our sportsmen have run neck-and-neck with each other for decades. A Pakistan-India contest defines the term 'sport' for people all over the world.

Why not play each other more often, then? And not just on the professional level. Get youth from the academies, schools and colleges to participate in games between the two countries. The governments must facilitate here and making visa issues an excuse to be impede contact in this vital arena should not be acceptable.

5. Fight common issues/crises together

Nascent democracies face the same problems all over the world. Problems, especially social ones, are even more similar across Pakistan and India because, again, they come from shared social backgrounds.

So why don't the governments and civic bodies join hands to fight them? A unified voice against child marriages will be much more empowered and will resonate across a much wider area than isolated efforts against the vice.

Let's pool in our resources and efforts. Condemn rape, fight abuse and discourage gender discrimination. Do it aggressively and do it together. Create common platforms and help others adopt the models which worked with one or the other.

Illiteracy, disease, discrimination, exploitation, poverty, unemployment...all are problems where the two countries can do more than they have.

We have two of the biggest populations in the world, and therefore are most vulnerable to emerging global threats like climate change and food shortage.

If we don't stand together, we may not stand at all.

6. Stop selling conflict

It's a myth. A Pakistan-India war is not just unfeasible, undesirable and improbable, but it is actually economically impossible as well.

Still, vested interests within the powers that be on either side of the border keep flaring up tensions and selling conflict to the populations of their respective countries for selfish gains.

The governments and media need to be honest with the people and tell them how things really stand right now.

Yes, there is extremism, insurgency and intolerance and one country may have tackled it better than the other. But that's inconsequential. What matters is to let people know that it exists in pockets and thrives from the support of only a few, and that the state will never let that narrative win.

All of this cannot happen until the war rhetoric ceases from both sides. Both neighbours should stop calling themselves 'nuclear powers' because that is of no consequence other than flaring people up. We keep threatening each other with our nuclear arms without knowing the scale of disaster these arms can cause.

We also need to find a workable solution of the ongoing border tension because while the rhetoric may be all guns blazing from New Delhi and Islamabad, it is the poor families living along the border who are in reality suffering.

The rhetoric from either side needs toning down and the two should establish a narrative of mutual respect, along with easing up treaties and policies towards one another.

If the risk of floods persists after the Indus Water Treaty, rework it.

If foreign fishermen are found too often in your seas, let them off on a small penalty. Jailing and torturing poor ordinary men from the other country will never win you anything.

And most importantly, for the sake of our future generations, let's curb our exorbitant defence expenditures and focus on areas where we can develop our people and give them the tools to live a life of dignity and not one of poverty, neglect and humiliation. 
(Courtesy: dawn.com)
  

Disclaimer : PunjabToday.in and other platforms of the Punjab Today group strive to include views and opinions from across the entire spectrum, but by no means do we agree with everything we publish. Our efforts and editorial choices consistently underscore our authors' right to the freedom of speech. However, it should be clear to all readers that individual authors are responsible for the information, ideas or opinions in their articles, and very often, these do not reflect the views of PunjabToday.in or other platforms of the group. Punjab Today does not assume any responsibility or liability for the views of authors whose work appears here.

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Most shared Punjab Today articles:
 

KYUN KE HUM HAIN HINDUSTANI

Three Women of 1984

 FROM 1984 TO BARGARI - Hurt & angry, we’ve tried rage, anger. Did we miss karuna?   

REVISITING 1984 – RIOT AROUND A POLE     

KARTARPUR SAHIB: A CLARION CALL FOR PEACE IN AN AGE OF CYNICISM

If it could happen to Arun Shourie, imagine what could they do to you?

Healers & Predators – The Doctor is In, & is very corrupt

Amarinder, Badals, AAP — Every party in Punjab is now an Akali Dal

Welcome to 1947. Happy Independence Day. Would you like to step out?

In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart

WOOING THE PANTH: Amarinder a little less Congressy, Akali Dal a little more saffron

"Captain Amarinder Singh ji” and "Rahul”: Reading Sign Language In A Relationship

The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

WATERS ROYALTY - The Loot that Rajasthan Committed

AMARINDER GOVT's LOVE FOR FARMERS, AND MY DAD's FOR HIS SCOOTER

OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties 
A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE

OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION
BAD, BAD WOMAN! 

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL

 

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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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