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Clinging to identity
In the Fifties when Britain had National Service, my friends joked about the soldier who tried to get out of Sunday church service by professing Islam. But when his apparently acquiescent sergeant woke him up before dawn for namaz, followed by...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
It takes all kinds
Sir — In a coalition, we normally designate ministers by the party to which they belong. But from t ...  | Read.. 
 
Tongue twisters
Sir — Bibek Debroy’s article, “All this hue and cry” (Aug 24), struck a chord. Anyone comparing, sa ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
CHILDREN’S GAMES
Sometimes, newspapers come up with bizarre juxtapositions. Last week, the top story in a Bengali ...| Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
Trampling upon truth
There are things in life which we accept as gospel truths without ever questioning their veracity. Two such are that truth al...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
I have always had the greatest contempt for novels written with a purpose. Fiction should render, not draw morals. But...I sinned against my gods to the extent of saying that I was going — to the level of the light vouchsafed me — to write a work that should have for its purpose the obviating of all future wars.— FORD MADOX FORD
 
PEOPLE
ODDS AND ENDS
Jagdish Sodha will have you know that he is an honourable man. The problem — if you can call it that — is that he has a great many friends. “But is knowing...  | Read.. 
 
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