In India, papers buzz with news of the first Formula One race in the country and the potential break-up (or not) of Team Anna. The latter are news which aren't new anymore, and the former should not be news at all in my opinion. But between the lines one finds more interesting stuff, too - for instance on the deepening strategic partnership with Afghanistan (see, for instance, here). And this morning, TOI reports that Indian firms are on their way to bag major mining contracts in the wake of this partnership - it starts to get really interesting. Unfortunately, however, most commentators reduce both moves once more to a rather simple Indo-Pak equation. I thus felt tempted to side-step from Lucknow and Rifah-e-Aam for today and offer my own, somewhat different assessment (based on two papers which I presented earlier this year, here and there).