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Uneasy Convergence of Left and Right?

The ruling Left in West Bengal tends to converge with the ruling Right at the centre in pursuing - half-heartedly though - the amoral agenda of economic liberalisation.

Of Potential, Actual and Possible Enemies

India and China cannot hope to strike it big in terms of cooperation unless they agree on what constitutes India and China - which is not the same thing as the detailed working out of the border. China should at least be prepared to respect the status quo in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. There is no reason why it cannot do so, since it obviously has no intention of trying to change the status quo.

West Bengal: Untenable Umbrage

West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had reason to complain that his state did not get the praise it deserved from the prime minister during the latter's recent visit to Kolkata for the shining example it had set in maintaining communal harmony, in contrast to the shameful happenings in Gujarat. But there was no need for him to take umbrage at the prime minister's advice to the state to do more on the economic front to regain the leading position it had once held in the country.

Talking of and with China

The near-hyperbolic response to prime minister Vajpayee's visit to China shows how far removed the India-China relationship has been from normalcy. It would appear that we shall keep talking of China but not quite with it.
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