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Gentlemen of the people
A titled Englishwoman who represented a British philanthropic trust told me how nervous she had been about calling on Indrajit Gupta, then home minister in Deve Gowda’s government. North Block was uninviting and Gupta’s room bleak as she awaited her ...  | Read.. 
 
Letters to the Editor
Tame the white elephant
Sir — With the belligerent leftists finally off the government’s back, Manmohan Singh and Co. can n ...  | Read.. 
 
True believer
Sir — Harkishen Singh Surjeet passed away recently after a brief illness (“Master of coalition game ...  | Read.. 
 
Parting shot
Sir — It’s heartbreaking to read about the fate that has befallen Afia Siddiqui (“The ‘torturous’ l ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
OLYMPIAN EFFORT
History, as Marx famously said, “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. Although there has never been any dearth...| Read.. 
 
REVIEW ARTS
Pure and innovative steps
Gurukul Dance Academy presented its annual offering, Nrityamela 2008, on July 13. It was a collection of performances in the Odissi style, presented by the students of ...  | Read.. 
 
From learning to knowing
When singing in public from little slips of paper has become de rigueur with the Tagorean orthodoxy in Calcutta, it was most reassuring to hear 20-year-old Gaurab Dutta...  | Read.. 
 
Beauty in a brutal world
It is a pleasure to introduce the next important Indian dramatist: Gowri Ramnarayan, from Chennai. JustUs Repertory’s Water Lilies gave enough evidence of a distinctive...  | Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
They stoop to conquer
Some weeks ago, I wrote about vegetarianism in this column. I expressed my aversion to depriving a creature of its life only ...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
To put it vulgarly, the whole trouble with a folk song is that once you have played it through there is nothing much you can do except play it over again and play it rather louder. — CONSTANT LAMBERT