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Imagining the times

The recent demise of Pandit Ravi Shankar reminded me of the spare, evocative soundtrack of Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy from the mid-late 1950s, of a charming film by Merchant-Ivory made in 1969 titled The Guru, which had music by Ravi Shankar’s arch-rival, Ustad Vilayat Khan, of a photograph of my father with Ravi Shankar, taken in Mexico City...   | Read..
 
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Butterfly dust
Sir — “I draw butterflies because I want to be like them,” said little Kakoli, one of the kids show ...  | Read.. 
 
Beastly humans
Sir — The time is not far when our future generations will read about elephants in books only (“Kil ...  | Read.. 
 
Long walk
Sir — The traffic situation in Dhubri is worsening by the day. This is chiefly because the vehicles ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

TO THINK OR NOT TO THINK

The Congress is supposed to be deep in thought in Jaipur. The reflective mode does not come naturally to the Congress, but pr...   | Read..
 
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You know what the fellow said — in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace — and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. — ORSON WELLES