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

What distinguishes the Gujarat cataclysm is the fact that this has been one earthquake where, along with the poor, affluent sections of society have also been substantial sufferers. Perhaps for the first time in the annals of mankind, an earthquake has shaken the confidence of oligarchs. Globalisation and liberalisation have come home to roost. The rich, who were agog at the marvels of western architecture, have had a rude awakening.



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