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Layers of history
The histories of Indian cities are contained in the names of their streets and squares. These come in layers that have to be peeled off, one by one, to reveal the names that once lay below. A street might have been named after a colonial proconsul; l...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
With serious reservations
Sir ' In today's vote-bank politics, our politicians team up to 'fight' for reservations for the lo ...  | Read.. 
 
Heal thyself
Sir ' It was a flagrant violation of medical ethics by the doctor at the Murshidabad health centre ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
HANG DEMOCRACY!
It takes little time to make a blunder ' but a great deal more to undo it. It is understandable that a man of culture would f...| Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
Worshipping false gods
While L.K. Advani is busy explaining what he meant by describing the destruction of the Babri Masjid as 'the saddest day of h...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
The vanity of translation; it were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its colour and odour, as seek to transfuse from one language to another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower. ' P.B. SHELLEY
 
PEOPLE
STEP BY STEP
In Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Calcutta has a mayor with a knack for quickly reading people, situations ' and maybe even the...  | Read..