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A Calcutta Diary

A Calcutta Diary
The option has to be exercised, either for rationality or for black magic. Should you want to vote for the Left Front in West Bengal and, at the same time, be besotted by the Missionaries of Charity...
are in command and the tycoons Calcutta Diary command the politicians. Maybe the Ring out the old, ring in the new, the new is the same cliche as the old one
Grandiloquence and India's ministers are usually inseparable. The deputy prime minister has proposed a new legislation which will make the death penalty mandatory for crimes against women. The...
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence is fast occupying the space in official lexicon the communists occupied half a century ago. The ISI is no innocent abroad, but the problem arises with the...
India has always been in the forefront where supplying of revolutionary ideas in the realm of philosophy, including economic philosophy, is concerned. It is therefore not at all surprising that, even...
If disinvestment boils down to a network of arrangements which enables those close to the centre of power to make mindboggling profit on their money, while the rest of the species are condemned to a...
It is a full decade since Ashok Rudra has been gone. There will be never another one like him.
The minister for justice in Germany can compare George W Bush with Adolf Hitler, irrespective of consequences. We cannot tell off even a mere assistant secretary of the US government when he pitches...
Had our policy-makers played their cards well and not allowed themselves to be led astray by notions of imperial grandeur, we, instead of insignificant Norway, could have played the decisive role to...
Our star cricketers, some of whom reputedly earn anything between 20 and 50 crore rupees annually, should have the modesty to admit what they owe to the nation's poor. It is because the poor are...
As long as the belief persists amongst a sizeable number of political craftsmen that the Nehru-Gandhis are indispensable for the nation, the majority of the electorate will be stubborn enough to...
Having preached for so long the mantra of Kashmir being an integral and inalienable part of India and international meddling in the matter was not on, to agree to the American proposal is going to be...

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