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

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The Gorbachev Utsav

alluding to the moral issue which the canonisation of smuggling, blackmarkete- ering, overand under-invoicing et al involves? Nobody perhaps cares any more for truth and integrity in this country whose official logo absentmindedly continues to flaunt the legend of truth always prevailing. The union finance minister has effected a moral revolution in this land of Gautam Buddha and Rabindranath Tagore and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He has obliterated the distinction between honesty and chicanery, between rectitude and skulduggery, between cleanliness and dirty deeds. It will be weird to enquire whether he is an intensely moral person, for he has ordained that there is no dividing line between morality and immorality. In India, from now on, you will be able to get away with murder as it will be awesomely difficult to establish, given the new principles of living and thinking introduced with such hoopla, that murder is a non-desirable pursuit. The hedonists, at long last, have inherited this bit of earth known as India that is Bharat.

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