Bombay HC has struck an important blow for media freedom by staying FIRs against Arnab Goswami, saying journalists conducting public debates shouldn’t feel threatened. This isn’t just Goswami’s victory or defeat of his opponents. This is a message to politicians and governments of all ideological persuasions: Grow a thick skin.
Chinese app ban aimed at domestic constituencies, won’t affect Beijing’s strategic belligerence
Modi government’s ban on 59 Chinese apps forcefully conveys India’s anger over PLA’s aggression in Ladakh. However, this digital attack is primarily aimed at assuaging domestic, nationalist constituencies. Even economic boycotts by one of the world’s largest consumer markets like India won’t alter Beijing’s strategic belligerence in any meaningful way.