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From 50 Years Ago (28 May 2005)

Krishna Menon or between the latter and the Five-Year Plan. It must be confessed, there FROM 50 YEARS AGO representatives of foreign powers. On Mon-was something distinctive in this approach. day, our ambassador at large held a press He is for re-imposition of the salt tax, conference. Immaculately dressed, he gave thereby bagging some 20 crores for the an impression, as though he had acquired the exchequer. He is also for heavier taxation art of statesmanship through generations of on luxuries, and is not very particular experience! If ever there was a consummate about prohibition. Government was in his Vol VII No 23, June 4, 1955 politician, it is Krishna Menon. That was the opinion entitled to make profits from its general impression but the more sensitive own undertakings. His priorities for East Wind, West Wind among us were rather struck by his naivete Planning are (i) solution of the problem of (Our Delhi Letter) and effrontery. What Krishna Menon said unemployment and (ii) a steady expansion of boiled down to very little in fact, but he said the economy. While he had little belief in It has been a Menon week in Delhi. His long it with such art and skill that an act of clean the philosophy of the handloom and the shadow began spreading over this place, the bargaining

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