A very happy and a prosperous 2013 to all the readers of Canary Trap. As we enter the new year, we bring you the top 10 posts of 2012 from different categories (Corruption, Politics, Security and Intelligence, History, Media Analysis, World News).
Amidst all the chaos over whether Wal-Mart has really paid anybody in India to lobby on their behalf or not, some very vital facts are being ignored.
The more the communal picture changes since the demolition of the Babri Masjid 20 years ago this week, the more it remains the same.
This report also makes recommendations on the future of press regulation and governance consistent with maintaining freedom of the press and ensuring the highest ethical and professional standards in the UK.
I have, by way of a diversion, looking at the deteriorating communal situation nearer home, in UP. Let me begin with Faizabad, the precursor of Lucknow’s great culture.
A new report Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has found that 70 percent (or 76) of the 108 three-and-four star US generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took jobs with defense contractors or consultants.
The spirit of the Constitution is mutilated whenever the country is thrust with a prime minister who is not a popular leader.
The ‘strange’ thing that begs attention is why would HSBC apologize to an Indian businessman if they had not officially given the list to anybody?
Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis recently published a partial list containing details of 2059 bank accounts allegedly secretly held by Greeks in a Swiss branch of HSBC.