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Blood on the tracks
This was supposed to be an upbeat column, a sort of positive ‘self-correction’ on the previous Thin Edge where, it was pointed out to me, I had perhaps been over-critical of the state of Calcutta and where I had even displayed my ignorance of initiat...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Sky falls on the head
Sir — Even as Calcutta was celebrating India winning the Twenty20 World Cup, I sat tearing my hair. ...  | Read.. 
 
Poor cousins
Sir — The euphoria surrounding Indian cricketers after their success in the Twenty20 World Cup has ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
A SHINY BALL AND HISTORY
Once the Soviet Union had sent a smart, shiny ball spinning into orbit beyond the earth’s atmosphere 50 years ago, nothing co...| Read.. 
 
DIARY
 
What a spoilsport!
How far is next door'
Dynasties that aren’t
A meeting with Madam
Two for joy
Lose some, then hope to win some
SCRIPSI
The Swiss are inspired hotel-keepers. Some centuries since, when the stranger strayed into one of their valleys, their simple forefathers would kill him and share out the little money he might have about him. Now they know better. They keep him alive and writing cheques. — CHARLES EDWARD MONTAGUE