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A woman of substance
Reading about the death of the veteran activist, Ahilya Rangnekar, in Mumbai last month conjured up several scenes of history — to do with an individual life, but also with reference to the freedom struggle, the growth of workers’ and women’s movemen...  | Read.. 
 
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Too good to be true
Sir — The results of this year’s Indian School Certificate examinations were revealing. It was ast ...  | Read.. 
 
Lost the touch
Sir — The Communist Party of India (Marxist) state committee meeting seemed to have ended inconclus ...  | Read.. 
 
When healing hurts
Sir — Instances of medical “negligence” in Indian hospitals and nursing homes have become a routine ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL
FALL OF INNOCENCE
Time should stand still in comic strips. Age should not bring wrinkles on the face of Modesty Blaise nor senility impair the ...| Read.. 
 
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Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity,/ There never was a Cat of such/ deceitfulness and suavity./ He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare:/ At whatever time the deed took/ place — Macavity wasn’t there!/ And they say that all the Cats whose/ wicked deeds are widely known/...Are nothing more than agents for the/ Cat who all the time/ Just controls their operations: the/ Napoleon of Crime — T.S. ELIOT