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At God's Mercy
Perpetuating a Myth
Dec 18, 1996
The sub-human conditions in Kalahandi and Bolangir districts of Orissa indicate the Government’s apathy towards human suffering (At God’s Mercy, November 27). Despite the Green Revolution, household rations barely last three days out of 30 in these regions. Operation Flood, it was claimed, provided enough milk to flood the nation with milk and milk products. Yet, a kilo of curd costs Rs 30 and butter Rs 125. When half of the population lives below the poverty line and when people die for want of food, our so-called self-sufficiency in food becomes a bizarre myth.
Robin Rajan, Mumbai
Cleaning Up The Plague City
Dec 18, 1996
Kudos to S.R. Rao (Cleaning up the Plague City November 27), for transforming the filthy Surat into India’s second cleanest city within a short span of one year.
India needs more such courageous and efficient officials to clean up dirty cities like Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad. I hope other municipal commissioners will take a leaf out of Rao’s book.
Anil P. Bangalore
The Hand That Rocks The Congress
Nearing its End
Dec 18, 1996
Your cover story, The Hand That Rocks the Congress, (December 4), on the shenanigans in the 111-year-old Congress only proves that it is suffering from terminal illness and before long will fade into oblivion. The game of wooing the minorities is also unlikely to help rejuvenate it because now they have other suitors.
It is tragic that the two most senior leaders of the party—Narasimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri, who are well past their youth—have been waging a bitter battle for control over the party, instead of trying to revive it. Sonia Gandhi, an illustrious member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, as a trump card is unlikely to be of any material help.
Of course, it would gladden the hearts of Nehru-Gandhi loyalists.
V. Sagar, Delhi
What is Sonia up to? Or what is the psyche behind the Sonia mania? The Congress, almost buried under the debris of history, cannot be retrieved so easily by one person. Petty personal prejudices have virtually killed this party.
U.S. Iyer Bangalore
SC Rafale Verdict Is Befitting Reply To Congress' Malicious Campaign, Says Amit Shah
Lessons From Maharashtra Political Drama: It’s Not Over Till It’s Over
Sabarimala: SC Refers Issue Of Women Entry Into Temple To Larger Bench
From Kartarpur To Dhaka, South Asia Needs To Tear Down Walls To Become Prosperous
Live, India vs Afghanistan, FIFA WC Qualifier: Chhetri To Lead Attack, Thapa Dropped
One Hundred Days Of Solitude In Kashmir’s News World
How T. N. Seshan's Poll Clean-up Operation Actually Helped Lalu Yadav In Bihar
Domestic Violence Can Be Isolated, Repetitive Or Even Span Generations
Bollywood’s Double Whammy For Bald People Is Regressive, Not Cool
When Asked To Bend, We Turned To Kafka, George Orwell
Rape Survivors Experience Health Problems For Years After Traumatic Episode
Assembly Elections In Jammu And Kashmir Soon: Lt. Guv Murmu
'Decision Will Be Taken As Per Our Law': Pakistan On Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
Ex-Fortis Healthcare Promoter Malvinder Singh Arrested By ED
On Rafale, Rahul Gandhi Says SC Has 'Opened Huge Door' For Probe
Air Quality Remains Severe In Delhi, Schools Shut On Children's Day
Modi Meets Xi Jinping At BRICS, Says 'New Direction' in Bilateral Ties
REPORT: IND Vs BAN, 1st Test, Day 1
BCCI Gets 28.3% Of ICC Revenue -- Lion’s Share Of All Countries: Vinod Rai
Riches To Rags: How Billionaire Ranbaxy Brothers Malvinder And Shivinder Singh Landed In Jail
Maratha Marathon: Sena, BJP Stick To Their Guns; NCP Keeps Vigil; Congress Remains Mute Spectator
Is Your Money Safe? Why Indians Are Losing Their Trust In Banks
As BJP Preps For 2021 Assembly Polls, Will It Be Dada vs Didi In West Bengal?
Amid 'Civil Disobedience', Kargil Revolts Against Leh, Kashmir On Thin Ice
Road To Khalsa
Delay In Opening Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar Sullying Naveen Patnaik's Transparency Mantra
Political Tug-O-War Over Tipu Sultan Leaves Students, Teachers In The Lurch
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