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The Rajiv Party and the Hindus

The Rajiv Party and the Hindus Romesh Thapar IF only we could tune in to the talk in the chaupals of village India, then we would begin to feel the pulse of this sprawling sub-continent. So much of what passes for commentary in our newspapers is a collection of hunches concocted over cups of indifferent tea and coffee, sometimes beer loaded with preservative glycerine, or the scoopy whispers passed on by the coteries which surround the creatures called netas, i can imagin village India's gloomy forebodings. Are we under a graha, the evil shadow of a planetary conjunction? The aftermath of the assassination, the terrible holocaust which shattered the life and peace of the Sikh communities, the cyclonic visitations in the South, the horrendous poisoning of thousands in Bhopal, the failure of the winter rains and the drought over vast areas is only the beginning of many uncertainties.

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