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For the love of spectacle
Perhaps the most telling comment on the current electoral exercise was BBC television’s decision to simultaneously beam a series of interviews with Indians who, in the corporation’s view, really matter. The three I saw were a flamboyant johnny-come-l...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Sibling psychology
Sir — Will Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s filial affection for J. Jayalalithaa save her the blushes at the ...  | Read.. 
 
Up in smoke
Sir — Finally, someone is thinking of the non-smokers of the world. The Union health ministry’s dec ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
UNDER WESTERN EYES
Western tastes in Indian art are still driven by notions of the exotic. Thus, Mughal art objects fetch high prices...| Read.. 
 
OPED
Gratitude has a short half-life
A few days ago, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was captured by the police when it landed by sea in Chittagong. Which groups the illegal shipment was meant for remains a m...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
The services of the menial servant, taking him as an example of unproductive labour, ‘generally perish in the very instant of their performance’ — and forthwith into this gallery...goes the sovereign, accompanied by all the army, navy, and civil service, followed by churchmen, lawyers and opera dancers. All these...render services which perish in the very instant of their performance. — ALEXANDER GRAY
 
PEOPLE
JUST DO IT
Everything is incongruous about Javed Abidi’s election campaign. The campaign team has just 15 ...  | Read.. 
 
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Write choice, lady
Past imperfect
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