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Sermon Time

Sermon Time Nireekshak ANNIVERSARY sermons are an inescapable feature of Indian life, The Press usually combines its own sermons on such occasions with other trivia in the form of special supplements, fat or thin depending on the volume of advertising, which together produce a sense, if not of either heat or light, at least of sheer weight. It must be conceded, though, that supplements have their uses: revenue for newspapers and raddi-value for readers. Independence Day has, again this year, produced its crop of sermons and supplements. There seems to be an unwritten convention also in existence which says that, while supplements issued on 'national' days like Independence Day and Republic Day should deal with 'serious' topics ("Unemployment Enemy No 1", Hindustan Standard; "Human Values Must Have Priority over Economics in Planning", Deccan Herald), only 'light' fare

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