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Capital View
The Changes Under Way Romesh Thapar VIEWING India from some ten thousand miles, where the legendry newspapers hardly touch upon events in our part of the world (yes, even daily killings matter...
A Commonwealth for What? Romesh Thapar SOON, the so-called Commonwealth will be gathering again for a limited confabulation in London. The whole exercise is increasingly shot through with...
'Codes' and Behaviour Patterns Romesh Thapar AT every level codes of conduct are being flaunted by the politicians and their hangers- on, conscious and conscious. You would think that this benighted...
Crucifying India Romesh Thapar EVERY now and then, I think it is necessary to distance ourselves from the disarray that represents a crucification of our federal polity. It is based on the most...
The Complexity of the Crisis Romesh Thapar THE gloom is all-pervading. Rajiv Gandhi and his coterie are clueless about what is to be done in a politically fratricidal situation. We had earlier...
Congress Thrusts and Contradictions Romesh Thapar OUR future seems to be in the lap of the gods. The politicians are playing the fool with each other, talking in term of high principles about...
The Problem Is Wider Than Punjab Romesh Thapar THE month of June is fated to become tension-ridden for Punjab. Soon, despite all the claims of Akali factions, the jathedars will have to decide...
The Revolution of the Crazies Romesh Thapar THE thought docs occur that all our brain- waving and political theorising is reduced to dust by the antics of the crazies of various communities. If...
Reshuffling in Whose Aid? Romesh Thapar WHOEVER thought of Buta Singh, a much condemned 'tankhiya' (whatever that might mean, but condemned nevertheless!), as Union Home Minister. How does Chief...
What Are the Politicians Up To? Romesh Thapar DONT talk of ideologies or programmes, of productivity or poverty, of commitments to the people, Focus your attention on the Vote banks'. Then you will...
Waiting for God Knows What Romesh Thapar I HOPE the action by the security forces against the militants in the Golden Temple, now calling for Khalistan, will open the way to some normalisation in...
Let's Talk about Hindu 'Fundamentalism' Romesh Thapar EVERY now and then we are reminded that the press is deliberately unresponsive to the new 'ball game' that our young rulers are embarked upon...
 Calcutta Diary AM YOU will be told not to be amazed at the infinite sustaining power of the Congress party: like Paul Robeson's ol' man river, it will roll on and on, splits and expulsions and...
From Cow-Shit to Bull-Shit Romesh Thapar THE 'thrust' into the twenty-first century is beginning to look very much like a movement from cow-shit to bull-shit. Why is it bull-shit? Because our very...
No Integration without Integrity Romesh Thapar THERE is a sense of satisfaction, at least beyond the Arun Nehru sphere of influence, that Rajiv Gandhi is beginning to listen to the Opposition and...

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