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Reforming the reformers
When Manmohan Singh struck the first significant blow at the licence-permit-quota raj in his 1991 budget, it created an upheaval in India’s political classes. The average Congressman was, quite predictably, wary of the elaborate system of poli...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
The specialist
Sir — There is always plenty to learn from the column, “Eye On England”, by Amit Roy. One can only ...  | Read.. 
 
Hospital hoopla
Sir — It is sad that junior doctors of the R.G. Kar Hospital chose to vent their anger on patients’ ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
FEAR OF HEIGHTS
The ascent of Everest is no longer very remarkable. But an oxygen-less, fast ascent is still considered a major feat. Staying...| Read.. 
 
VOTES AND THE WORD
Come elections and Indian politicians will do anything to harvest votes. They would devise their own ways of circumventing th...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
It was a blessing to be there
The overnight rain cleared the air. The morning swept aside the clouds and unveiled a clear blue sky. St Peter’s Square, bath...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
For love is of the valley, come thou down/ And find him; by the happy threshold, he,/ Or hand in hand with Plenty in the maize,/ Or red with spirited purple of the vats,/ Or foxlike in the vine; nor cares to walk/ With Death and Morning on the silver horns. — A. TENNYSON
 
BOOKS
Vehicle of royal passions
Once resplendent on their “ornate palanquins, pedigreed horses, bedecked ...  | Read.. 
 
Waking up to reality
The Realist Foundations of Strategy, By Bharat Karnad, Macmillan, Rs ...  | Read.. 
 
For, of and by the people
DOES CIVIL SOCIETY MATTER' GOVERNANCE IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA, Edited by Ra...  | Read.. 
 
Woven with a common thread
Short Stories from Pakistan, Edited by Intizar Hussain and Asif Farrukhi,...  | Read.. 
 
Around the world for 20 pounds
The Faber book of exploration edited by Benedict Allen, Faber £ 20...  | Read.. 
 

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