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Signals from 50 years ago

Sometimes, when the present gets too hot, it's good to take refuge in the cooler recesses of the past. In a week such as the one that's just ended, I found it very useful to have access to some repositories of old print - magazines and journals fr......   | Read..

When boys won't be boys

In a country that still insists on punishing consenting adults for having sex "against the order of nature", the "third sex" seems to be doing not too b......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

The winner takes it all

Sir - The Rio Olympics are beginning soon. The meagre number of contestants... | Read»

Up the ante

Sir - The prices of essential items, such as pulses, vegetables, especially... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - In March this year, I visited the botanic gardens in Howrah. I was pa... | Read»

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