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Modern Indian Historiography

merce and Industry (FICCI) addressed Back to Normal by the Prime Minister. Her call for cooperation and partnership is seen as Romesh Thapar marking the beginning of a new era of THE election posters are peeling off the walls. The painted slogans might remain to recall promises and invocations. The squatter colonies are no longer the focus of municipal attention. The newly installed taps and lavatories are there, but the water tends to trickle. The price of second-hand jeeps is falling. The heat and dust of summer descend and with them life at all levels is leaping back to normality, Sai Baba is visiting the Capital and drawing the kind of crowds reserved only for Indira Mata, but then he draws them without the massive aid of audio-visual techniques. He will be in residence for a few days, performing as always, and he has already won the divided loyalty of several ministers. Why be a minister if you cannot enjoy "presences" such as these. US Ambassador Keating has also succumbed and now flaunts a Sai Baba ring.

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