ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

Something Cooking? Romesh Thapar THE other day, a frequent visitor to India remarked that he had been startled by the steady decline in the importance given to Parliament or, better still, its ritualisation. The Chambers are almost empty. The debate lacks lustre. And the Prime Minister is seldom present. Someone laboriously explained that India was making an imperceptible transition to a kind of presidential system, that it will take some time before this impacts Parliament and moulds it for a new role. Well...

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