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What the stars foretell
The media give the miss to the base of the polity and focus on the superstructure. On election eve, the Ayarams and the Gayarams — along with the Ayisitas and the Gayisitas — monopolize the media. Their comings and goings are supposed to be earthshak...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Generosity never pays
Sir — Charity, like the quality of mercy, should not be strained. The report, “Police wives protest ...  | Read.. 
 
Dirty minds
Sir — Twenty-three years of teaching has convinced me that teachers in West Bengal — though they ma ...  | Read.. 
 
Noon break
Sir — Mulayam Singh Yadav’s order — now withdrawn — to close down schools after 12 noon on Fridays ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
NO SUGAR
West Bengal has an acute aversion to sugar and spice and all things nice. According to the rather arch nursery rhyme, that is...| Read.. 
 
WRONG TUNE
Singing a different tune before elections is familiar stuff for politicians. But when a man of music does that, the notes can be discordant ...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Saving our little ones
Even as thousands of children across India were administered polio drops under the Pulse Polio vaccination programme on Febru...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now…for I shall not pass this way again. — STEPHEN GRELLET
 
BOOKS
God is a sixth form boy
Schott’s Original MiscellanyBy Ben Schott, Bloomsbury, £ 6.99 ...  | Read.. 
 
Bengal’s grimacing women
BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824 (Oxford a...  | Read.. 
 
Jig-jig with the bibis
Pick up your Parrots and Monkeys and Fall in Facing the boat By William Pe...  | Read.. 
 
The road not taken
The Role Nehru Played By Ajay B.Agrawal, N.A. Books International, R...  | Read.. 
 
Into the mind of a rogue state
PAKISTAN AT THE CROSSROADS Edited by K.K. Nayyar, Rupa, Rs 795...  | Read.. 
 

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