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Capital View

Capital View
An Uninformed Democracy? Romesh Thapar THOSE who rely on Akashvani and Door- darshan for their daily diet of 'news', and even those trapped by the tiny type-set of our expensive, badly printed...
a border settlement with the Chinese which did not either give Aksai Chin back to us or give us a substantial territorial compensation for the same. The crucial question is whether our new ruler...
The Political Debate, and the Reality Romesh Thapar WITH Rajiv Gandhi being hailed in extraordinary fashion as some kind of messiah in the West
WE are taking a great deal of time getting over our obsession with single leaders. The arrival of Rajiv Gandhi through an embarrassing dynastic process could have signalled a change for thinking...
Rajiv's Bharat Mala Romesh Thapar IT's a messy business, Indian politics. Punjab, Assam, Kashmir. A stress here or there makes all the difference to the viewing. We haye the dynastic totem of the...
Security-Peddling and Showmanship Romesh Thapar THE pattern is familiar. Repeated Cabinet reshuffles to make clear to all and sundry in a corrupt party who is the 'boss', and to break any...
Where Have the Norms Gone? Romesh Thapar I SUPPOSE the reading of spy thrillers and other kinds of pulp literature, now imported into this country as waste and sold at fancy prices, must assert a...
The Poison of Terrorism Romesh Thapar BY now, after 38 years of freedom, I would have thought, we were equipped to deal with Sikh terrorism. After all, we have been playing this role from the...
The Sharing of Political Power Romesh Thapar IF an attempt is made to look at the situations which have matured in Assam, Punjab and Kashmir in a careful, detached way, it will be seen that the very...
Correctives Snarled by Stupid Follow-Ups Romesh Thapar MUST we live with a heavy lacing of stupidity even as the correctives to the Indira era are carried out? We had a taste of this in the tragic...
The Awesome Costs of Correction Romesh Thapar THE price of hasty, 'instant' management is sometimes awesome, almost destructive of the original intent. Sant Longowal's killing at the hands of some...
Which India Concerns Them? Romesh Thapar VARIOUS visiting foreigners, described in Indian English as VIPs and VVlPs, who in their persons still represent a kind of splintered viceroyalty for India
A Moment of Correction? Romesh Thapar THERE may be divided views on the initiatives being taken to untangle the political knots in Punjab, Assam and Kashmir, but the relief is widespread that we are...
Beginning to Perform Romesh Thapar I WAS in the capital of our former colonial masters when Rajiv Gandhi moved to a bold agreement with Longowal, Our newsmen who work for the British wrote of the...
Looking at the Constitution Romesh Thapar DESPITE all the alarums in the newspapers, and the commentaries on this and that problem, the central thrust of all discussion in political circles is...

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