28 November, 2020

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz

Illustration by R. Prasad
Deep Throat
outlookindia.com
2017-09-16T11:13:36+05:30

Prime Time Diplomacy

The media often turns out to be the best parking space for former diplomats, reinventing themselves as columnists or TV commentators. Take Abdul Basit, former Pak­istan high commissioner to India, for exa­mple. After res­igning a few weeks before he was due to ret­ire, Basit appea­red on a Pakis­tani channel hosting a talk show, ‘Awaz-e-Pakistan’. His res­ign­ation is being seen as a reaction to Aizaz Ahmed Chau­dhry bec­oming ambassador to the US inst­ead of him. Having already called Chaudhry Pak­istan’s ‘worst’ foreign secretary in a letter to him,  will Basit, in his new talk-show avatar, train his gun on his other rivals?


A Tale Of Two Meetings  

BJP president Amit Shah is said to be unhappy with the party’s Tamil Nadu unit. Despite expansion being high on Shah’s agenda for the state, he has twice cancelled his scheduled visit because he didn’t find the line-up of meetings satisfactory....

unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


Latest Magazine

December 07, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section