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Myth and history
Twenty years ago, one of our more exuberant public intellectuals introduced a collection of his own essays by saying, “I shall not grudge it if some enterprising reviewer finds unconvincing...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
On watery ground
Sir — Calcutta was in for a post- puja surprise — a last stand from the departing monsoons ( ...  | Read.. 
 
Missing link
Sir — The discovery of the oldest civilization in India on the banks of the Subarnarekha river has ...  | Read.. 
 
Divine debate
Sir — In a recent speech, L.K. Advani spoke of the “providential escape” of N. Chandrababu Naidu an ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
CHOOSING THE FUTURE
Silence seems to be Mr Bhattacharjee’s only defence against his rather difficult position as chief minister of West Bengal as...| Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Oh there is a blessing in this gentle breeze,/ A visitant that while it fans my cheek/ Doth seem half conscious of the joy it brings/ From the green fields, and from yon azure sky./ Whate’er its mission, the soft breeze can come/ To none more grateful than to me; escaped/ From the vast city, where I long had pined/ A discontented sojourner: now free,/ Free as a bird to settle where I will. — WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
The art of writing
Before I come to the art of writing good prose, let me say a few words why I have been provoked to do so. I first read Gerald...  | Read..