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Introducing The Filter Coffee

The Filter Coffee is a new blog on The Indian National Interest (INI) focusing on Indian foreign policy, strategic affairs, defense and governance.  The blog, in its previous incarnation on WordPress.com, has existed for over a year and a half.  This move to INI is part of a progression which allows for a collaboration and exchange of ideas with like-minded bloggers via a common platform.

In an October, 2009 blogpost, I wrote:

The Filter Coffee has long held the position that discussion on the defense of India needs to move away from think tanks and into our living rooms. It is only then that true accountability can be demanded, both from the system, riddled as it is with bureaucratic inefficiency and corruption, and from the media, who today get a free pass on peddling half-truths and sweeping generalizations on an unsuspecting public.

Indeed, the focus of this blog shall remain dedicated to raising awareness of issues relating to foreign policy, defense, strategic affairs and governance so that India’s citizens can demand the accountability they deserve from their elected representatives on the pursuit of India’s national interests.

Navigating the intricacies and nuances of issues of such complexity is an education by itself.  I am delighted to welcome readers, old and new, to share this educational experience with me and with all those who share similar interests.

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6 Responses to Introducing The Filter Coffee

  1. Ketan February 6, 2010 at 4:17 am #

    All the best! 🙂

    Will your focus be only defense and foreign policy or other aspects of governance too, like economy, education, healthcare, etc., too? Just asking.

  2. Ketan February 6, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    Is there some way to subscribe to comments’ RSS feeds?

  3. Pragmatic February 6, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    Welcome aboard!

  4. SR Murthy February 6, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    “Thambi, saarukku sooda oru kaappi kondu vaa. ”

    Saar, timely blog on a timely matter. Mr. Pragmatic’s blog also pointed out the importance of the issues you are trying to address. Hope we all build ourselves a future we are all proud to leave behind. Thank you.

  5. filtercoffee February 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    Thank you, sirs. Appreciate the feedback.

    @Ketan: My focus will be foreign policy and defense, however, I will cover areas where I do have experience (e.g., economy). Of course, there is always an opportunity for guest posts on important subjects outside my experience.

    Also, there is now a “Subscribe to comments” option located below the Comments text box.

  6. Ketan February 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Thanks! Though personally RSS feeds would be highly desirable.

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