India’s consul general in New York, Sandeep Chakravarty is in the news for wrong reasons. In a video that surfaced online, he linked the future of Kashmiri Pandits to that of Israel and Jews. By drawing an analogy between India and Israel traditionally, India has opposed any form of Israeli occupation in Palestinian territories. Though his statement has been made at a private event, such comments from an official functionary don’t bode well for India’s image, India needs to act to contain the damage. Mint Views Daily Dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.