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A Calcutta Diary

A Calcutta Diary
Charged with hijacking a Thai Airways plane at Bangkok airport in November 1990 to highlight the Burmese nation's struggle against the ruling junta and shuttling ever since between New Delhi,...
The world is a great harlotland and the Indians jolly well have to play the role of strumpets. Should they behave to the contrary, they will be guilty not only of unfriendliness to the hyperpower but...
The eerie early hours of May 19, 1993. Five intruders, Kalashnikovs already blazing, barge into a two-room bit in a house on the eastern fringes of Calcutta and, no questions asked, summarily shoot,...
While we should praise famous men, how does one know that today's notorious terrorists could not emerge as tomorrow's famous men? What is much more ominous, are we heading towards a situation where...
Since the thirties of the last century, India has witnessed a good few instances of intense sincere efforts of some somebodies to disown or step out of their bourgeois class allegiance and rush...
The economic recession, which threatens to be long-lasting, is the product of the recession of political and cultural ethos; countrymen, we have rediscovered the bliss of colonialism, at least a new...
The past few weeks have been a trauma, not just for the Iraqis but for thousands of men, women and children in the rest of the globe, including in the United States and Great Britain as well. What is...
The vocal sections of Indians have their priorities sorted out in excellent detail. The nation, the part of it that matters, lives for cricket and is prepared to die for it. Entertain no illusion,...
Are the current enthusiasts for the turnover tax at all sure that their labours will lead to an integrated national market? Should the fiscal switch-over lead to a dramatic shrinkage in the earnings...
Borders are imposed by political fiat. Social exchanges indulged in by human groups however transcend such artificial divisions. That is the great historical truth. The BJP government in New Delhi...
Under the present dispensation in India, the operational doctrine is head-I-win-tails-you-lose; where the rich will gain an advantage, you apply the principle of fixing uniform rates; where the...
Western civilisation, that is, if civilisation it has to be described as, has turned an interesting corner. Science and rationality would appear to have had their day. The country where western...

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