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Over-Reacting as Usual

Over-Reacting as Usual Romesh Thapar WE are always over-reacting, whether in anger or gratitude, in humiliation or triumph. Psychologically, this is a very unhealthy state to be in. Yet, no one wanis against it. The recent student stir before the Pakistan Embassy, following the hijacking of an IA plane, unfortunately made us look rather underdeveloped. So many planes have been hijacked during the last decade, but few people or governments have behaved in the manner of the Pakistanis, or for that matter, in the indignation- pattern of India.

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