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Anguish of a former President
IT was sad to watch Mr K. R. Narayanan, admitting to the interviewer from the STAR TV that he often felt distressed, as President, at finding himself helpless in the face of happenings that went against his conscience or conviction, and never ... More


Much in a surname too
WHEN England's King George V changed his German family name to the English Windsor on the eve of the First World War, his cousin, Kaiser William III of Germany, sneered that he would go to the theatre to watch The Merry Wives of ... More


Overcoming `subtle resistance'
WAY back in 1979, she was a real rarity as a woman IAS officer in the Manipur cadre. Actually, she is a rarity even today as the 100+plus IAS workforce of this tiny North-Eastern State has only two women officers. "For a while they did not ... More


The Devil and its due
WHAT Baba would be showing can be called the Tarjani Mudra, a Buddhist hand gesture to ward off evil. Not too different from Horns of Cernunnos, or the devil's horns, formed by bending the two mid-fingers inward and hold them by the thumb. It is ... More


A flood of circulars
AS you are aware, several parts of the country have been affected by drought and floods resulting in damage to crop and property. Thus begins a recent notification from the RBI addressed to all scheduled commercial banks. It advises banks to ... More
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