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Capital View
WE are taking a great deal of time getting over our obsession with single leaders. The arrival of Rajiv Gandhi through an embarrassing dynastic process could have signalled a change for thinking...
Rajiv's Bharat Mala Romesh Thapar IT's a messy business, Indian politics. Punjab, Assam, Kashmir. A stress here or there makes all the difference to the viewing. We haye the dynastic totem of the...
Security-Peddling and Showmanship Romesh Thapar THE pattern is familiar. Repeated Cabinet reshuffles to make clear to all and sundry in a corrupt party who is the 'boss', and to break any...
Where Have the Norms Gone? Romesh Thapar I SUPPOSE the reading of spy thrillers and other kinds of pulp literature, now imported into this country as waste and sold at fancy prices, must assert a...
The Poison of Terrorism Romesh Thapar BY now, after 38 years of freedom, I would have thought, we were equipped to deal with Sikh terrorism. After all, we have been playing this role from the...
The Sharing of Political Power Romesh Thapar IF an attempt is made to look at the situations which have matured in Assam, Punjab and Kashmir in a careful, detached way, it will be seen that the very...
Correctives Snarled by Stupid Follow-Ups Romesh Thapar MUST we live with a heavy lacing of stupidity even as the correctives to the Indira era are carried out? We had a taste of this in the tragic...
The Awesome Costs of Correction Romesh Thapar THE price of hasty, 'instant' management is sometimes awesome, almost destructive of the original intent. Sant Longowal's killing at the hands of some...
Which India Concerns Them? Romesh Thapar VARIOUS visiting foreigners, described in Indian English as VIPs and VVlPs, who in their persons still represent a kind of splintered viceroyalty for India

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