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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary AM A SENSE of shame, but, perhaps crowding it out, a tinge of sadness. The Asiad at Seoul is over, the participants have dispersed, the count of medals is complete. China has won 94 gold medals, South Korea 93, Japan 58. Even Iran has a tally of six medals. But India, with a population close to eight hundred million and a contingent of participating athletes exceeding four hundred, has secured a measly five gold medals. Even here, there is a bit of a statistical illusion; for, of these five gold medals, as many as four are the contribution of the young woman from Kerala. The other four hundred participants between them garnered just one gold.

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