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Calcutta Diary

 Calcutta Diary A M ELECTRA becomes" a mourning. Ingenuity, beyond a point, ceases to be so, and shades off into its obverse. Last year, there was no lingering threat of external aggression, but the Emergency was an 'economic' one: such an animal is not defined in the Constitution, so what, it is the prerogative of a Prime Minister with a thundering majority in Parliament to improvise. This year, Indira Gandhi has been discovering India, to be more precise, the country's "geography: the Emergency has to continue because, barring Madhya Pradesh, each of the other states cither borders a foreign land Or the sea, and you never know from which direction the threat to the nation's security is going to come, or when. Since, ipso facto, it is difficult to change a country's geography, the Emergency, in terms of the argument implicit in the Prime Minister's latest speeches, has to continue for ever. Perhaps it is easier

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