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

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Calcutta Diary

AS economic distress spreads, people in all walks of life discover their own escape-hatches from reality. There are only a few suicides, but frustration drills other exits. Once the obvious solutions to life's umpteen problems fail, attention is diverted to the lure of faith-cure. Obscurantism displaces coherence in thought. Individuals begin to look for a sudden, magical turn in their personal affairs. Social solutions, they conclude, are not available; so they scrounge around for improvised modalities.

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