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Balloons, Punctured and Otherwise

Balloons, Punctured and Otherwise Romesh Thapar THE .smiles on the faces of the ruling politicians are as hollow as their heads. The disarray is phenomenal on almost every question, be it Punjab, Kashmir. Karnataka or, for that matter, Antulay. No one is actually in command. This or that advice, usually contrary, prevails for a day or half a day. If political decision-making has become unhinged from its normal anchorages, so have the minds of those who pretend to rule this sub-continent.

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