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Whether joining this side or that, we are a community of murderers. Those belonging to our team are described as heads of states; those lined up against us are a dirty bunch of despicable killers...
The political bosses would not like Kashmir to be dropped from the agenda. They have a vested interest in Kashmir, for they have a vested interest in defence and security outlays; commissions from...
Are the current enthusiasts for the turnover tax at all sure that their labours will lead to an integrated national market? Should the fiscal switch-over lead to a dramatic shrinkage in the earnings...
Since its offensive against terror began, Guantanamo Bay has been used by the US to detain prisoners and suspected terrorists, denying them all the well-established human rights, specifically the...
Borders are imposed by political fiat. Social exchanges indulged in by human groups however transcend such artificial divisions. That is the great historical truth. The BJP government in New Delhi...
Under the present dispensation in India, the operational doctrine is head-I-win-tails-you-lose; where the rich will gain an advantage, you apply the principle of fixing uniform rates; where the...
Western civilisation, that is, if civilisation it has to be described as, has turned an interesting corner. Science and rationality would appear to have had their day. The country where western...
The option has to be exercised, either for rationality or for black magic. Should you want to vote for the Left Front in West Bengal and, at the same time, be besotted by the Missionaries of Charity...
are in command and the tycoons Calcutta Diary command the politicians. Maybe the Ring out the old, ring in the new, the new is the same cliche as the old one
Civilisation obviously has many facets. Even as the two self-appointed leaders of Christian West are embarked on their killing spree, the law of dialectics too has set at work. Dissent and protests...
The democratic pretensions of the polity lie in ruins. Nobody minds the Constitution any more. Why be unhappy though? The holy task of demolition of the Constitution started quite some time ago...
The time for celebrations was also the time for remembrance, or should have been the time for remembrance. On the day the Calcutta Film Festival was inaugurated, Karuna Banerjee passed away. In their...
India, a horrendously chaotic polity, is all set for a monotonic, precipitate decline. No scope here for Hitchcockian suspense, with sudden, final-moment twists of events, culminating in some rescue...
As party to the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights India has assumed full responsibility for full international accountability for its observance of human rights. Yet...
Two decades ago no official committee would have dared to suggest that in this country where roughly one-third of the population is without the minimum subsistence calories foodgrains should be...

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