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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Return of the Nehru-Gandhis - what's the story?

Who knew?

My knowledge of India politics is way below that required even to kibitz. As ever with these stories, the coverage tends to be divided between
  1. simplistic, generalised connect-the-dots pieces in international media; and

  2. micro-level, basic fact pieces from local media which assume knowledge the casual reader will not have.

What online media should capitalise on is the ability of the reader to use search to fill in gaps in knowledge: to assume a level of knowledge beyond the actual, to facilitate a deeper analysis.

For the foreign affairs of the region, one has the somewhat biased South Asia Analysis Group - whose latest paper is numbered 999. There is some coverage of Indian domestic affairs, but nothing on the election that I can see.

I'll be keeping half an eye out for something decent on the matter.

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