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A journey in reverse

As the year, 2017, begins its journey, many recent events provide the sum total of a series of political, social and economic shifts of a magnitude probably last witnessed soon after the end of World War II. The last seventy years, especially the ......   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor

Keep a count

Sir - It is heartening that a survey of the endangered Gangetic dolphin wil... | Read»

The butler did it

Sir - Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the social networking site, Facebook, has... | Read»

Look within

Sir - It is shameful that Mohammed Shami was abused by hardliners for the c... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - The world lost several eminent musicians, actors and authors in the y... | Read»

 
EDITORIAL

New year nerves

Waking up in what has been revealed as the most polluted city in the world might give Calcuttans a reason to wish one another a nervous 2017...   | Read..
 
 
 
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Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less chance of being happy. It's as though the whole race were indulging in a kind of species introversion - as though we looked inward on our neuroses. And the thing we see isn't very pretty... So we go into this... year, knowing that our species has learned nothing, can, as a race, learn nothing - that the experience of ten thousand years has made no impression on the instincts of the million years that preceded. - JOHN STEINBECK