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A case of inconsistency

When I joined the finance ministry in 1991, government financial institutions were powerful, because they had powerful patrons in the ministry. They had some problem with the Bombay Stock Exchange, and wanted to start their own exchange. I was against it, since it would divide the turnover and reduc...   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Quick change
Sir — The supreme court of Pakistan has done a commendable job by punishing the former prime minist ...  | Read.. 
 
Parting shot
Sir — Child marriage is rampant in districts such as Purulia and Birbhum in West Bengal. A large nu ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

TOO COMMITTED

a fuller picture would save the government from silly errors. Yet such routine civilities are absent in India’s political cu...   | Read..
 

LOSING OUT

The election of the first democratically chosen president of Egypt would have been a truly momentous event in the history of ...   | Read..
 
Mala fide
 
The rot has gone deep
Electricity and water failures plague the capital of India except for the exclusive New Delhi municipality zone, where the ri...  | Read.. 
OPED
The man who became a continent
“How pleasant to know Mr Lear!/Who has written such volumes of stuff!/Some think him ill-tempered and queer,/But a few think him pleasant enough.” A stanza hence, Edward Lear...  | Read.. 
 
Salkia Sonata
Lear specialized in drawing birds. His illustrations of parrots, published when he was just 18, are quite breathtaking in their use of colour and detail. Alongside the macaws ...  | Read.. 
 
New-born bliss
The Bandersnatch and the Cummerbund are terrible creatures with gaping jaws and snapping teeth. Although the Bandersnatch’s list of killings has not been published by its crea...  | Read.. 
 
Precious nonsense
It is not good to be rational and sensible all the time. This is not to say that people are mostly sensible. They are not, but they think that they are. Such people, who take ...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
It is difficult for people of advanced years to start remembering they must die. It is best to form the habit while young. — MURIEL SPARK