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Of Life, Letters and Politics

The government has further laid down what could be called the most hilarious command on the question of marriage. One should perhaps call them “command-GPD ments”. The code commands that a teacher T....

and lost them heavily. The pope of the church of democracy, the president of the US that is, has certified that Musharraf showed his true democratic mettle by conducting fair and free elections. It is....

MANOHAR NEW ARRIV A LS THE TEJAS STORY The Light Combat Aircraft Project Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd) 81-7304-764-2, 2008, 174p. Rs. 525 THE POWER OF PERFORMANCE Actors, Audiences and Observers....

OF LIFE, LETTERS AND POLITICSOctober 27, 2007 8Sleeping with the EnemyGPDSoon after that gross error, the govern-ment has added another triumph of sorts to its record. One day it is the march to the....

How far can we trace? In African thought, the consensus is that after the seventh generation we can no longer distinguish between history and myth. – J M Coatzee, Nobel Laureate, in his new novel....

P olitics in India was never as much a game for the media as it seems to be today. In the bastions of democracy in the west it has been so for quite a while. A part of this game relates to sexual....

P olitics in our country has always been din and noise. There is very little that the noise achieves. And yet it persists. The other amazing thing about our politics is its moralistic overtones. It is....

as Bal Thackeray is known, has done in recent years is to publish his collected Our politicians and in some cases their families have always had a I t all began with Veer Savarkar, one might say. The....

The royal family syndrome that characterises the Congress Party makes it incapable of dealing with the problems and challenges I t is never easy to understand the Congress as a political party or its....

Australian Gurus? Snever thought that we should be ever tempted to say something on the EPW

I had never thought that I would ever be able to visit this Nizam-e-Mustafa (the land blessed by divinity, shall we say, except that one has no idea what the redoubtable theological general Zia-ul-Huq....

With his candidates winning both the recent by-electionsin Maharashtra, Narayan Rane’s ambitions of becoming chiefminister have been further strengthened. Yet, he can do little T he results of the....

I t has been a distressing time, the past few weeks. It looks as if we are witness to a caste war of a kind. To start with, at the end of September last there were the dastardly killing of all but one....

Kanshi Ram’s ideology seeking power for the “bahujan” can too easily be seen as opportunism. But his was a strategy defined on winning political power for the bahujans, which implied reaching an “all....

“classical” status to their language (Why Tamil, why not Kannada!). Some of them probably thought that they could make it Festivals celebrating ethnicity no longer attach themselves to a “native”....