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Since 1st March, 1999
 
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Rise and shine
A Kumbhakarna waking in India after sleeping since 1991, would have rubbed his eyes in disbelief. In the shops are apples from Fiji and China, Swiss chocolates, almost all the latest models of cars, cell phones, television, hi-fi equipment, and many ...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Chuck the knight
Sir — I found Anchita Ghatak’s article, “Sulking knights, selfish damsels” (July 24), disturbing si ...  | Read.. 
 
Head in the clouds
Sir — It is wishful thinking to suppose that a smoker will ask for the maid’s permission to smoke a ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
ON THE FENCE
On July 13, the gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to $219 billion — $57 billion over the figure a year ago, $42 bil...| Read.. 
 
BRIEF ON BRIEFS
Men and women who like looking at attractive men in briefs will find Indian cities quite wonderful. These are usually full o...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Ugly kid Gaddafi
Libya is the land of make-believe, and from a safe distance it can seem comical. The 65-year-old teenager who runs the place,...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
All the same, you know parents — especially step-parents — are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfil the promise of their early years. — ANTHONY POWELL