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A bridge too far

For 44 years since Independence, India has been a socialist country. This meant that public ownership was considered better for society. Private ownership was profit seeking. Profits were not held to be in the public interest. They meant exploitat......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Unfair means

Sir - As an educator, I am deeply concerned about the recent incident of ch... | Read»

Broken trust

Sir - The acquittal of the 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary p... | Read»

Blind side

Sir - The government propaganda notwithstanding, Indian citizens remain exa... | Read»


Rake's progress

Should the government be in the business of building railway coaches? The common sense answer to such a query would be a simple 'no'. But in the era of socialism, the princ......   | Read..

Not working

Holy-day and holiday are two separate entries in the Oxford English Dictionary. They show how, from around the 16th century, a "consecrated day" and a "day o......   | Read..

Men who set the wheels turning

In 1948, N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar, who served as the prime minister of the then independent state of Kashmir from 1937 to 1943, took over from John Mathai as India's railway......   | Read..
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Q: I had applied for a flat and paid the promoters, a limited company, by cheque. I did not get a flat as my name did not come up in the lottery. The company is not refunding the application money.......   | Read..

What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - It's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. - JACK KEROUAC