Monthly Archives: June 2014

Garbage In, Garbage Stays

There is a lot of breast-beating over the disposal of 150,000  government files on PM Modi’s order. Alleged historians and self-styled history-buffs are outraged. Siddarth Varadarajan (of Gujarat crusades fame) called it “vandalism”. Even some Modi-voting Twitterati are upset. The … Continue reading

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On an Old Shourie Article, and its Relevance Today

[Introduction. The following article first appeared as a syndicated Arun Shourie column in 1996. Mohammad Taslimuddin, the subject of the article, was (and is) an illustrious Bihar politician. In 1996, he had multiple criminal cases against him, including for such … Continue reading

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