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Since 1st March, 1999
 
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Are the Bengalis touchy'
When West Bengal’s chief minister blew his top on the bhaiya prime minister’s Calcutta speech — 24 hours too late — I thought wearily, “Ah! These Bengalis! So red-skinned — I mean, so thin-skinned! So excitable! So ineffective!” Worse, I was s...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Planned confusion
Sir — Heaven help Calcuttans from the grand plans of the civic administration — the Metro Railway u ...  | Read.. 
 
Festive season
Sir — West Bengal has never been one to market itself, which is one of the reasons states with far ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
A NEW ARCH
Foreign policy, like a river, flows in one direction. But rivers change courses or bend to change direction. There was a bend...| Read.. 
 
SHADOW BOXING
In a country as diverse as India, ethnic politics comes in handy to crafty leaders anxious to win popular support. Nothing st...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Little Credit where it is due
Despite some efforts to correct the situation, problems of agricultural credit continue to persist in this country. Perhaps b...  | Read.. 
OPED
Beijing revisited
Now that China has become a right-wing dictatorship indistinguishable from Pinochet’s Chile, it was a pleasure to chat in Beijing with a Chinese academic whose idiom at least ...  | Read.. 
 
Help those who deserve it most
The heavily indebted poor countries initiative, launched in 1996 by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and endorsed by 180 governments, has two main objectives...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final stage of affluent misery — a crocus on a garbage heap. — JOHN WILLIAM GARDNER