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Tackling the Issues? Romesh Thapar THESE days, I am for ever being reminded that I should take a hold of my pessimism. I suppose these warnings are born in the continuing euphoria over Rajiv Gandhi...
'Heartland' and Periphery Romesh Thapar IT is incredible how much election effort, physical and financial, is expended in this country on the dead, the dying and the almost dead. These last few...
A One-Party Scenario Romesh Thapar THE other day, a much experienced politician, now somewhat aloof from the current Opposition power games, launched a broadside on lawyer Lekhi for offering his...
Our Continuous Revolution Romesh Thapar EVEN as the assembly contests take on the rancid flavour of another expensive issue-less contest, with 26,500 'contestants' for 2,532 seats (at some points...
Where Has the Opposition Gone? Romesh Thapar WE are into the assembly contests, but apart from Congress rumbles, rebels and revolts, there is little else. Is the media playing dirty and keeping the...
Confusion, Dismay, Morale-Breaking THE political locusts descended in swarms. A ticket in India's election lottery obviously means a great deal of money- making, particularly when there's no limit...
Who is Rajiv Protecting? Romesh Thapar RATHER dramatically, and in terse sentences, a Citizens1 Commission composed of men with distinguished records of service to the nation
The Muck of the Indira Years Romesh Thapar POLITICAL speculation around the assembly elections in these days of informatics' (forgive us our modern phrasemongering!) is for ever searching for the...
Youth Power, and Beyond Romesh Thapar THEY are at it again, the editors,, the pen- pushers, the picture-takers, the interpreters of politics and economics. They are constructing a make-belief hero...
Our Euphoric Times I WOULD have thought that by now we had become immune to statements of good intention, and the plethora of transfers, sackings and appointments which accompany the installation of...
DOSCOS in Saddle Romesh Thapar ANYONE studying the Delhi scene with a certain degree of seriousness is going to find it near impossible to
December 8, 1984). Politically, the dangerous potential of the election campaign has been recorded. The threats to get rid of Opposition governments in the states
The Deceptive Continuities Romesh Thapar THESE lines are being written even as election polls contradict the news reports from the constituencies and suggest powerful Rajiv 'waves', Swings' and '...
The Rajiv Party and the Hindus Romesh Thapar IF only we could tune in to the talk in the chaupals of village India, then we would begin to feel the pulse of this sprawling sub-continent. So much of...
Defeating the Political Hijackers Romesh Thapar IT is only natural to feel dismayed by the faction fights within parties and, let it be stated over and over again, the stupid personality tussles...

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