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November 1996

Times, Lives and Fortunes of Business Maharajas

Books are launched these days like new films with much fanfare, though not with such high-budget publicity as films because books in India still don't make as much money for the publishers.

Hai Hasan, Hai Husain: Two Faces of Secularism

Maqbool Fida Husain and Dr Mushirul Hasan are two leading members of the Muslim intelligentia. They are both equally eminent in their respective fields, though not equally famous.

Turning ‘Red Fort’ into a thieves' den

Early last year when the then ITC chairman, K L Chugh, was lobbying in Delhi for the financial institutions' support to thwart BAT's takeover bid, he came out of a meeting at the North Bloc.

In search of a Dalit jouralist

One morning last week, a correspondent of a foreign newspaper stationed in Delhi rang me up to find out whether I knew any Dalit journalist from whom he could get a quote on Kanshi Ram.

In search of a Dalit jouralist

One morning last week, a correspondent of a foreign newspaper stationed in Delhi rang me up to find out whether I knew any Dalit journalist from whom he could get a quote on Kanshi Ram.

All that should be up is down

Call it downtrend or downturn, slowdown or sluggishness, slump or stagnation,there is no doubt that the economy is languishing. Bank credits are down, industrial production is down, sales are down.

Where will the poor of the city go

The Supreme Court has directed all the concerned authorities in Delhi to clean the city of its four lakh or so jhuggies. But, where will the poor living in these jhuggis go?