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Since 1st March, 1999
 
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Gentlemen and patriots
From all accounts, the Union petroleum minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, is both a happy and troubled man these days. He is jubilant that his display of churlish “secular fundamentalism” — a self-description he has flaunted — in the Andaman Islands has b...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Playing innocent
Sir — So it’s curtains for the dope scandal. The coaches have got the boot, the sportspersons accus ...  | Read.. 
 
Unquiet hills
Sir — Of late, many reports have appeared alleging that the Assam Rifles personnel are avoiding app ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
NOT SING ALONG
The opposition exists because there is a parliament. Yet it appears that the opposition does not believe in the parliament. P...| Read.. 
 
ACID HEALING
The simplest of ministrations could be fatal in West Bengal’s hospitals. Mr Premananda Hazra was recovering in Howrah General...| Read.. 
 
CHINA DIARY
 
Climb every wall
Olympic fever has gripped China. Prime-time viewing is now the Athens Show. Go shopping in the evenings and all you see are t...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
Surely of all ‘rights of man’, this right of the ignorant man to be guided by the wiser, to be, gently or forcibly, held in the true course by him, is the indisputablest. — THOMAS CARLYLE
 
BOOKS
Strains from a distance
LIVING LEGENDS OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (Rupa, Rs 995) by Ashok Ro...  | Read.. 
 
Living down the loss
SPOKEN HERE: TRAVELS AMONG THREATENED LANGUAGES By Mark Abley, Heinemann, $25...  | Read.. 
 
To make it sell
Have our editors abandoned the old skills of revising and/or rewriting the ...  | Read.. 
 
A man who meant business
For The Love of India:The Life and Times of Jamshetji Tata By R.M. Lala, Penguin, Rs 395...  | Read.. 
 
Not lost in translation
UMAR By Shibli Numani, Oxford, Rs 225...  | Read.. 
 

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