Editorial 1 / Not as a suspect
Editorial 2 / Blood borders
American dream of welfare
Fifth Column/ To be freely part of the whole
Pursuit of a dismal science
Why leave crying babes in the wood
Letters to the editor

The saying even Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion has very little relevance in a country like India. Therefore, it is heartening to see a minister putting in his papers after he was charged with rioting. Mr Harin Pathak, minister of state for defence, was accused of provoking a riot in 1985 in Gujarat. On receiving the chargesheet, he decided to resign as minister. There is no space in this case for any ambiguity. A person under the cloud of suspicion cannot be allowed to continue as a minister. The charge against Mr Pathak is not a trivial one. He, it is alleged, incited violence that