Historically, northern Hindustani women are beautiful. Pakistan falls in that region.
It’s a lot more simpler and sadder. Local journalists rise in prominence depending on the number of high profile connections and ‘confidants’ they have and the exclusive invites they receive. In case of India — a government like the one right now, there’s really no point right now talking to the opposition or taking a critical view on governance. Going after big corporates mean less ad money.I think our political people get nervous in front of western reporters and cameras. Local journalists respect them but westerners may be very offensive in terms of our own standard.
I have watched one or two interviews of our Hasina Bibi by a Lady journalist, American (?). She was not appeasing Hasina and was talking very straight. And this made Hasina very nervous. She was calling her, "Prime Minister", and she is used to hearing Honorable Prime Minister.
However, we have also to understand that western journalists are educated and taught to find out the truth and our journalists are taught to appease those from the higher stratum.
Recently, India is appointing FM from the bureaucrats because politicians are half-educated and are unable to talk diplomatically with their counterparts and the bureaucrats joining him in a meeting get frustrated.Huh? Powell, Rice, Clinton, Kerry, Tillerson, Pompeo, Blinken - none of them were career diplomats.