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 ( - Two days after Pakistan military commandos violently expelled pro-Taliban Islamic radicals from Islamabad's Red Mosque, President Pervez Musharraf vowed -- not for the first time -- to "eliminate extremism from every nook and corner" of his country.In a televised address to the nation, Musharraf said the strong action had been necessitated by the illegal activities and blackmailing tactics of the extremists.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Pakistani lawyers are among those celebrating the return to office of the country's top judge, who was sacked by President Pervez Musharraf last March for "misuse of authority."The Supreme Court of Pakistan last week declared that Musharraf had acted beyond his powers in removing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, sending him on forced leave and appointing an acting chief justice.An official spokesman said Musharraf "respects the decision" of the court.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - The swearing-in of India's first-ever female president has focused renewed attention on the way women are treated in this country -- from sex-selective abortions of unwanted baby girls to discrimination at the top levels of government.Last Thursday, Pratibha Patil, a 72-year-old lawyer-turned-politician, became India's first woman president after being elected by national and state lawmakers.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Succumbing to pressure from its communist coalition allies, the Indian government has agreed to set up a committee to evaluate the controversial Indo-U.S. nuclear cooperation agreement.External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee assured left-wing parties that their concerns would be addressed through a political mechanism. A joint panel of coalition partners will assess provisions of the agreement that the communists deem unfair to India.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
( - Supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif filed a legal appeal after his attempted return from exile - authorized by the Supreme Court - was thwarted Monday when he was deported within hours of arrival.Despite the court ruling, the government led by President Pervez Musharraf, who toppled Sharif in a coup eight years ago, put Sharif onto a flight to Saudi Arabia shortly after he landed in Islamabad on a flight from London.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - While the role of traditional Islamic schools or madrassas in Pakistan in spreading radical ideology continues to generate concern, similar types of schools in neighboring India reportedly oppose a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.As the U.S. State Department earlier this month was releasing its annual International Religious Freedom Report, in India many Muslims were joining their Hindu compatriots to celebrate the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - The United States Embassy here has described as a "deliberate act of terrorism" an explosion on a Pakistan-bound Indian train early Monday, in which at least 67 people were killed and dozens more injured.Reacting to the blast - a replay of last year's terrorist bombing in Mumbai - the embassy said the incident "would only strengthen the resolve to defeat terrorism and achieve peace."
July 7, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
New Delhi ( - Opposition political parties in Pakistan say they will defy any move by the government to ban political processions during upcoming parliamentary elections.Islamabad said it is considering the ban to prevent violence like the bombings that killed nearly 140 people the day former premier Benazir Bhutto returned from exile last week. But critics say it is an attempt by President Pervez Musharraf to undercut opposition support.