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Half-Colonel-Turned-Journo surmonises on Pathankot

Screenshot credit: Dr. Gaurav Pradhan
AWOL = Absent Without Official Leave.
The Wikipedia page has since been updated to "delete" AWOL and insert the adjective “Prominent” before Journalist, by none other than the "Half-Colonel-Turned-Journo" himself, as per the latest screenshot below:


This little introduction was needed just to establish & understand the true profile of Half-Colonel-Turned-Journo : Ajai Shukla.
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We will be discussing the “expert opinions” of Ajai Shukla, published on two different media platforms as follows:
Why the Pathankot op has gone on for so long Rediff.com Dated 5th Jan. Inept handling by the National Security Advisor transformed what should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot into an apparent debacle, argues Ajai Shukla. AND
Ajai Shukla: Between Mr Doval and the deep blue sea Business Standard Dated 4th Jan. Inept handling has transformed what should have been a short counter-terrorist operation in Pathankot i…

Mis-adventures of TinTinnatti …

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.” ~ Mark Twain
Name is Desai, Santosh Desai.  Blogs at TOI-let paper under the banner of “City City Bang Bang”. 
The Author & blog is profiled as follows and I quote (emphasis mine) - Santosh Desai is a leading ad professional. He says he has strayed into writing entirely by accident, and for this he is "grateful". "City City Bang Bang" looks at contemporary Indian society from an everyday vantage point. It covers issues big and small, tends where possible to avoid judgmental positions, and tries instead to understand what makes things the way they are. The desire to look at things with innocent doubt helps in the emergence of fresh perspectives and hopefully, of clarity of a new kind. Well, so now we know something about the Author and the content of his weekly blog.
Let me further dissect the details little crudely: The author is an ad-profession…