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Since 1st March, 1999
 
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Everyone loves a good spy
A Marxist mayor of Calcutta once suggested to the American consul-general that the city should be twinned with San Francisco. When the surprised American replied that Calcutta already had a twin in Odessa in what was still the Soviet Union, the mayor...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
In black and white
Sir ' A black Taj Mahal may well be the fulfilment of Shah Jahan's dreams ('Taj in black, all of 12 ...  | Read.. 
 
Fare play
Sir ' The West Bengal government has decided upon the hike in taxi fares without first working out ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER
There is a kind of word-music in the two names sounded together that would appeal to children. 'Messrs George Bush and Tony B...| Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
Reading the road signs
After many years of travelling by train and taxi to my summer abode in the Shivaliks, I decided to do the entire journey by r...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good-tilled earth; a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt...Even in ancient days they were,as a rule, shy of 'Big folk', as they call us, and now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find. ' J.R.R. TOLKIEN
 
PEOPLE
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon
For the first time in recent years, the chairman of a public sector enterprise has publicly taken on government bureaucrats ...  | Read..