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Monday Madness

Two blasts rip the heart of Mumbai. Mayawati's government falls. The controversial ASI report on Ayodhya is made public. Can there be any more madness on a Monday?

Monday Madness
Monday Madness
Lightning striking thrice? It was that sort of a week. The news tickers rattled to life, went into hyperdrive, spilling out updates by the minute on events whose consequences are yet to be apprehended fully. Three seemingly unrelated occurrences, tied together by more than the date they share. First, by their scale. A shocker of a twin terror attack in Bombay. An alliance government’s fall in distant UP, a state that is still India’s largest electorally. And a 574-page document from the asi on the mandir imbroglio that might prove the least innocuous of them all. In the swirl let loose by this strange coalition of events, there also were threads—of political motives and repercussions—that looped into one another. Outlook reports.

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