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

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Irrelevancies

Irrelevancies Romesh Thapar IRRELEVANCIES of various kinds seem to have taken possession of the political operators in the Capital. They are hopping mad about the history of modern India allegedly buried in a capsule, as if any text would escape controversy these days. But, alas, no one denounces the ridiculous idea of buried capsules. Parliament suddenly begins debating the police handling of the inevitable Sanjay Gandhi at Palam airport as if there is nothing else to do. At another level, a gang of Nehru- haters launch a campaign to wind up his memorial at Teen Murti House to accommodate Prime Minister Desai; what does it matter if the PM has no intention of shifting from 1 Safdarjang Road. Each of these irrelevancies gets front-page coverage by a Press that has forgotten how to be discriminating.

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