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Since 1st March, 1999
 
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CIMA Gallary
 
Uses of a sub-hero
It must have been the late Fifties. Nirad C. Chaudhuri’s lifelong passion was to bait his kinsmen, and he was at his sardonic best. The epitome of Bengali double wish-fulfilment, would be, he quipped, Subhas Chandra Bose returning home as general-sec...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Only in India
Sir — In his article, “Inadequate state” (Dec 17), S.L. Rao deftly peels away the veneer that hides ...  | Read.. 
 
Break free
Sir — Just two days after about 100 Maoists escaped from prison in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, the Ma ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
QUOTA UNQUOTE
The Vasundhara Raje Scindia government in Rajasthan does not even have enough of a rope to hang itself. The state is poised o...| Read.. 
 
ENGLISH HO
The past, by definition, cannot be reopened and revised. But errors made in the past can be rectified so that their disastrou...| Read.. 
 
FIFTH COLUMN
 
Waiting for trouble
The Darjeeling Hills are again tense. The winter carnival has been deferred and it may well be just a matter of time before ...  | Read.. 
SCRIPSI
The guy’s no good — he never was any good... his mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork. — MAE WEST
 
BOOKS
City for all times
DELHI THEN & NOW (Roli, Rs 2,475), with its split down th...  | Read.. 
 
Journeys of an outsider, from emptiness to plenitude
It is not for comfort that one goes to Naipaul. “There is a kind of writing that undermines its subject...  | Read.. 
 
A bit of the good and the bad
“Technology...the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to exp...  | Read.. 
 

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