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August 1996

PM turning weakness into strength

IS Deve Gowda beginning to free himself from the many shackles which have so far bounded his policy options and limited his individual initiaves? Many in Delhi think he is slowly.

Is India a failing state?

Every ship displays a line on its sides which is called the Plimsoll line after one Samuel Plimsoll, a nineteenth century British member of Parliament on whose suggestion it was made compulsory.

Critical but not yet in danger

Questions are once again beginning to be raised about the fate of the Deve Gowda government. Actually, the questions had never ceased from being raised all this time since he assumed office.

Of men, God, Godlike and Godling

Deve Gowda has won the heart of Hindia with his Red Fort address to the nation. With just one speech of his, he has created a strong bond of fellow-feeling with the people of the Hindi-speaking states.

UP poll will be crucial for Delhi's future

All the goodwill that the BJP had earned in Delhi in June last has been lost in Ahmedabad. I mean the goodwill of those who had not voted for the BJP but who had, nevertheless, felt bad on the fall.

Letters to the editor

My remark regarding Rwanda and Burundi was not in any way meant to be scornful or contemptuous, and if any of the Africans present felt this I am genuinely sorry.

Original controversialists

Every time Dr Karan Singh reached a critical point in his lecture, he avoided dealing with it in good length, saying. “I don’t want to go into the details.