Deepak boasts two decades of broadcasting experience, is a documentary filmmaker and contributes regularly to online publications dealing with politics, foreign affairs, development and sports.

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December 8, 2008, 4:54 AM EST
Indian citizens protest in Mumbai against the government’s inability to prevent terrorism following the attacks in India’s commercial capital late last month. (AP Photo)
November 27, 2008, 12:06 AM EST
Caption: Mumbai’s Taj Hotel continues to burn on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, after terrorists attacked it and other targets across India’s financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 100 people and taking Westerners hostage (AP Photo)
November 14, 2008, 5:03 AM EST
Muslim delegates at a two-day national session of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind in Hyderabad, India, where clerics issued a fatwa on terrorism (AP Photo)
September 22, 2008, 5:58 AM EDT
The death toll in Saturday's suicide bomb attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which killed the ambassador of the Czech Republic and two Americans, rose to 60 on Monday.
September 16, 2008, 7:24 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – The United States may have pressed India’s case for special nuclear status, but given congressional delays in ratifying the treaty, France could become the first nation to benefit from nuclear commerce with the Asian democracy.   Indian media speculate that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may sign a previously-agreed-upon civil nuclear cooperation agreement with France later this month, even if the landmark Indo-U.S. nuclear deal has not been approved by the U.S. Congress by then.  
September 8, 2008, 5:37 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – India will retain its sovereign right to carry out nuclear tests, former president and missile scientist Abdul Kalam said Sunday, after an agreement by nuclear-technology supplying countries took India a step closer to a historic nuclear cooperation deal with the United States.   The focus will now move to the U.S. Congress, which resumes Monday for a short session that may not find the time to ratify the agreement.  
August 14, 2008, 7:33 PM EDT
As Pakistan’s embattled President Pervez Musharraf edged closer to impeachment Thursday, a former prime minister accused him of killing political opponents and destroying legal institutions.~~
August 8, 2008, 6:08 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – A nationwide debate over abortion is under way in India, where a court dismissed a couple’s request to end a pregnancy to prevent birth of a disabled child.   Pitting pro-life supporters against abortion lobbyists, the Mumbai High Court verdict has raised moral, legal and medical questions.   Under a 1971 law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, any abortion in India after 20 weeks’ gestation is illegal unless medical opinion holds that there is a grave danger to a woman’s life.
July 29, 2008, 5:23 AM EDT
India’s main opposition party has caused an uproar by suggesting that a series of deadly bomb blasts were linked to the political crisis over the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement.
July 23, 2008, 6:44 AM EDT
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has won a crucial vote of confidence in parliament, dodging the prospect of an early election and removing a significant hurdle in the path of a key nuclear cooperation agreement with the United States.
July 8, 2008, 6:27 AM EDT
New Delhi ( – After months of stalemate, the troubled U.S.-India nuclear cooperation agreement appears to be moving forward again, although it remains unclear whether it will get through the required steps -- including congressional approval -- before the end of the Bush administration.   Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is heading for the G-8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, where he is expected to tell President Bush that the agreement is back on track.  
July 7, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
Jaipur, India ( - A day after synchronized bomb blasts ripped through crowded marketplaces of the western Indian city of Jaipur, debate continued about the motive behind the deadly attack and the need for India to tighten anti-terror laws.The series of eight blasts that left at least 65 people dead and several hundred injured took police and intelligence agencies by surprise.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - An American tourist caused an uproar when he wandered into a Hindu temple strictly closed to non-Hindus, in an incident that highlighted the challenges India faces in presenting itself as an enlightened democracy.Detained for several hours by local police in India's Orissa state, Paul Roediger, a 59-year-old engineer from New York, was later released on condition he pay a token fine, after what authorities at the Jagannath temple called an "act of desecration."
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - In a new twist to the outsourcing for which India has become renowned, poor Indian women are renting out their wombs to foreigners.Surrogate motherhood -- carrying to term and giving birth to another woman's baby - once was limited in India to helping close relatives who couldn't complete a pregnancy due to medical difficulties.But leading gynecologist Dr. Kamla Selvaraj says it's now becoming a regular "profession" in India, with more and more women willing to carry babies for others, for a fee.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - India plans to press ahead with developing a natural gas pipeline from Iran, despite Washington's objections."Talks on this pipeline are going on," Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in reply to a question during a television interview about American pressure on India to back out of the deal.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Rejecting Washington's latest call for him to lift a state of emergency, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said over the weekend it is vital to retain the restrictions to prevent his country's nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands.Visiting Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte on Saturday advised Musharraf to call off the state of emergency and ensure a smooth transition to civilian rule through free and fair elections early next year.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Americans beware, kissing in public in India can be dangerous for your health.Hollywood actor Richard Gere learned the lesson the hard way after kissing Indian film star Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness program for truckers in Mumbai.As chaste a kiss on the cheek it may have been, the American was quickly accused of "an attack on India's cultural ethos."Almost two decades ago, Britain's Prince Charles kissed another Indian actress, Padmini Kolhapure, but that incident aroused little more than murmurs here.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Amid growing uncertainty about Pakistan's political future, NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Tuesday held talks with President Pervez Musharraf to discuss strategies to tackle Taliban insurgency in the region.Sources say discussions focused on joint measures needed to strengthen NATO operations in Afghanistan against Taliban fighters, to better secure the border with Pakistan.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Angered by weekend violence that left 41 people dead and by the ouster of a top judge, Pakistani opposition political parties on Monday called a nationwide strike, causing severe disruption.Security forces, which were conspicuously absent from the streets of Karachi during Saturday's violence, were out in force Monday, having been given the authority to shoot rioters on sight.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - A top U.N. official in Bangladesh is facing charges of corruption, but critics say the military backed government is trying to prevent her from carrying out her mandate as the world body's special investigator on human trafficking.Bangladesh's government accuses Sigma Huda, an advocate attached to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, of corruption. Her husband Nazmul Huda, a former communications minister, was jailed without trial last February on similar charges.