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Public office, private gain
“Public service” is now a less-than-clean word, associated in the middle-class mind with corruption and nepotism. It was not always so. One of my abiding childhood memories is of opening the door on a winter evening to Bhawani Singh, a peon who worke...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Native wisdom
Sir — It is heartening to see that porters are being encouraged to try their hand at electoral poli ...  | Read.. 
 
In trouble, again
Sir — The SMS that Greg Chappell sent to a sports journalist makes it clear that the Indian coach w ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER
Shakespeare had called the door to the conjugal bedroom “the door of truth”. (This was, unfortunately, in Othello.) That door...| Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
A madness called cricket
I confess I got a certain amount of malicious pleasure watching our cricket team being humiliated by the Bangladeshis. It wou...  | Read.. 
 
REVIEW ARTS
Unearth the buried secrets
Maybe it’s because of the medium — gouache, which, without the strident burnish and body of oil, has this fragile, untreated naturalness. Or maybe, it’s the material — handma...  | Read.. 
 
From Bach to Gershwin
The American violinist, Laura Goldberg is, the founder of Arts Ahimsa, an international network of artists and friends. It organizes concert events around the world, dedicated...  | Read.. 
 
So little to bring good cheer
A host of Rabindrasangeet singers and dancers were brought together by Brotee in its annual programme at G.D. Birla Sabhagar on March 25. The songs and dances were organized ...  | Read.. 
 
Pretty pictures...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chain were broken and prisoners left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You cannot have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in' If he is not, why pretend that he is' — GEORGE BERNARD SHAW