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On rendering accounts
When persons, either eminent or formerly eminent, pass on, one of the mute conventions of civilized society is to make laudatory references to their achievements in life. It is therefore entirely in order that Pamulaparthy Venkata Narasimha Rao shoul...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Relief at a price
Sir ' A kilogram of dal for Rs 45, potatoes and onions for Rs 30 and Rs 35 a kg respectively ...  | Read.. 
 
Sing along
Sir ' It is to be hoped that the Supreme Court does not decide in favour of the petitioner who want ...  | Read.. 
 
At the airport
Sir ' I took a flight to Bangkok from the Calcutta airport some time back and was appalled by the o ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
CLUELESS
The saddest thing about the Indian Museum's stolen Buddha is the comedy of the aftermath. This is the comedy of belatedness, ...| Read.. 
 
CASTING FOR GAIN
In many parts of India, caste groups masquerade as political parties. Elections, therefore, become battles on caste rather th...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Public Debate on Privacy
The baazee.com incident, and the one involving Kareena Kapoor and her male companion, pose vital questions already for...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shall you go and no further. ' JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
 
BOOKS
Free spirit
Memoirs of a Rebel Princess By Abida Sultaan, Oxford, Rs 595 ...  | Read.. 
 
Hell on earth
Gulag: A history of the soviet camps By Anne Applebaum, Allen Lane, ' 20 ...  | Read.. 
 
Journey to a new life
Coming out of Partition: Refugee Women of Bengal By Gargi Chakravartty, ...  | Read.. 
 
The final storming
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany By Max Hastings, Macmillan, ' 14 Read.. 
 
Secrets of the game
The covers are off: A socio-historical study of Indian cricket, 1932-2003 ...  | Read.. 
 

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