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The arts of humankind
“For a sixteen-year-old youth who had yet to begin to shave,” writes Kumar Mukherji in his memoir of life as a music lover, “the winter of 1942 would best be remembered as the year when he heard Kesarbai [Kerkar], Roshanara Begum and Ustad Bade Ghula...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Clear the air
Sir — There was much hoopla over the Union health ministry’s ban on smoking on screen. And yet, in ...  | Read.. 
 
Coloured dreams
Sir — The report, “Oscar ticket for Rang De” (Sept 26), comes as no great surprise. The hero, who ...  | Read.. 
 
Parting shot
Sir — A recent advertisement by the Indian Railways must have satisfied a number of egos at one go. ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
PROF THINKS IT’S BAD
It is just as well that great artists seldom live to witness some of the banal critical debates inspired by their works from ...| Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
Despoiling Himachal
Many friends ask me about owning a house in the hills. My late wife having inherited one 60 years ago, I can speak with autho...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Men are the only animals who devote themselves assiduously to making one another unhappy. It is, I suppose, one of their godlike qualities. Jahweh, as the Old Testament shows, spends a large part of His time trying to ruin the business and comfort of all other gods. — H.L. MENCKEN
 
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The general in the labyrinth
Pervez Musharraf’s journey from an officer to an army general and finally to the President’s house in Islamabad has...  | Read..