I'm not being facetious. Any talking must take into account the concerns of both sides, or it leads nowhere. I can't tell if that happened or didn't, at this most recent meeting of foreign ministers on both sides. (Probably it didn't, or it might have led somewhere).
Part of the reason for not being able to tell is how the event gets reported.
Today's Times of India has a front page report whose headline reads: "Qureshi Kills Peace Talks".
The Economic Times says: "Failure of talks exposes Pak’s evil designs".
The Hindustan Times accuses Pakistan of "ambush diplomacy": "Pakistan's 'all or nothing' timeline trap broke talks".
Then I looked at some other papers.
The Daily Times says "India remained stuck in modalities".
Dawn says "Deadlock blamed on selective Indian approach".
Kashmir Watch says "India has been using delaying tactics".
As always, what happened is a function of who tells you what happened. Also as always, what you choose to believe about what happened is likely a function of which country you live in. Few of us seem able to consider: by their nature, these failures cannot be the fault only of one or the other side. Possibly lost in all that is a non-partisan account of what happened, that will give us a better understanding of it all.
Overall, an object lesson in how perceptions differ.
Also in the use of words like "kill", "evil", "delaying" and "selective".
A less one-sided account is in the Wall Street Journal: "Tempers Flare in India-Pakistan Talks".
As an aside, the same Times of India report I mention above refers to "India's hurt and anger at the fact that 26/11 masterminds are ... roaming free in Pakistan ... There can't be any closure on 26/11 until there is justice."
I fully agree.
But all over again, I cannot help wondering: is there "hurt and anger" in India that the masterminds of Delhi 1984, Gujarat 2002, Bombay 1992-93 and more are roaming free in India? (I know plenty of people who are hurt and angry over that). Can there be closure on any of those episodes without justice?
Why won't we deliver justice in those massacres of Indians, if we want it for the 26/11 massacre of Indians? And if we won't or can't deliver justice for those, why do we expect it of Pakistan for 26/11?