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

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When Delhi Burnt

When Delhi Burnt Amiya Rao WITH all my resolution to take myself in hand and sit down calmly to write a coherent piece on the recent happenings in Delhi my mind has begun to wander and all that I am seeing is a long chain of fire growing into a massive blazing block of wall as it began to swallow up all the 85 trucks of my Sikh neighbours and their houses, hardly 800 yards away from my house. The taxis belonging to Lall Singh in the taxi stand at the corner of the road also began to burn almost simultaneously and but for the timely protection given to the taxi drivers by the BBC staff, they too would have been burnt along with their vehicles; in one corner of the sky over nearby Bhogal a huge column of smoke spread over a sky ominously red

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