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A failure of intelligence
Imagine that you have been waiting — like many people in some Indian cities — for your telephone connection and the day arrives when a telephone-lineman turns up at your residence with an instrument, wires et al. The phone is installed, the l...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Who is more endangered'
Sir — With friends like the Wildlife Trust of India, the chiru does not need enemies (“Have a shaht ...  | Read.. 
 
Political sanction
Sir — The proposal to include “donations to political parties” within the ambit of donations which ...  | Read.. 
 
Distant mountains
Sir — Jairam Ramesh’s article, “Just a mountain away” (April 31) made for pleasant reading. India a ...  | Read.. 
 
Burdensome
Sir — “Guilty or innocent' Let accused speak”(April 22), attacks the basic concept of human rights. ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
TA TA, TONY
Perhaps Ms Clare Short’s timing is not as bad as some of her colleagues are making it out to be. Ms Short has resigned from M...| Read.. 
 
VIOLENT FAILURE
Violence in public life suggests a systemic failure. The mayhem that marked the panchayat polls in West Bengal is symp...| Read.. 
 
OPED
A stick to wield in times of trouble
The lathi, as the saying goes in Bihar, is the farmer’s pride meant to ward off “dogs, jackals, enemies and creditors”. The unassuming, yet powerful lathi, is associate...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
It cannot reasonably be doubted, but a little miss, dressed in a new gown for a dancing-school ball, receives as complete enjoyment as the greatest orator, who triumphs in the splendour of his eloquence, while he governs the passions and resolutions of a numerous assembly. — DAVID HUME