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The precarious path

Saturday 23 August '08

Strolling in the shadows of crumbling ruins, I could feel the enveloping, albeit elusive, security of being cut off from the rat race.
Cut short

Thursday 3 January '08

When in late 1991 I received a chain letter calling for nuclear disarmament in the world...
Bobby and I

Friday 3 August '07

It was a hot summer morning. While I was watering my pale and thirsty plants, I noticed a slight shivery movement behind a pot: a wet scared pigeon trying to become inconspicuous to human presence.
Eternity in a leaf

Thursday 18 January '07

There is not much that I miss about a city when I am nestling in the lap of a faraway mountain, which has, fortunately, remained undiscovered by tourists.
Forward to the past

Saturday 9 September '06

Nostalgia for childhood is often a lump in the throat, a longing for days when communication was simple and straightforward.


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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