ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

The Prevailing Mood Romesh Thapar I HAVE never known the Capital's elite to be in such a state of near exhaustion. I say 'elite', because the people seem to be having the time of their life at Asia 72. The Doomsday boys, for want of a more appropriate description, have taken over at elite level. Hardly a word of cheer or optimism is heard outside governmental circles. And all visitors from other parts of the subcontinent subscribe to the depression, confirming that it is not localised. Indeed, even the AICC, with Chief Ministers attending, begins a speculation 'in depth' on the prevailing mood with its underlay of violence.

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