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

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Calcutta Diary

AM Barring a few exceptions, the comments on Pakistan's success in the World Cup in cricket in the Indian newspapers have been uniformly surly. As if the Pakistan team had achieved a sneaky success. Is it just the narrowing of the mental horizon which events since the 1940s have caused and which is responsible for the curious structure of syllogism according to which any Pakistani achievement is identified as a major Indian setback? But conceivably there is a bit more to it.

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