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.