For the rioters in Pune, a Bodo tribal, a Meitei Manipuri and a Nepalese from Darjeeling were clearly indistinguishable and interchangeable: like peas in a bad pod. Unfortunately, this is not a stray blindness: it is almost a national trait.
Hazare’s movement may have lost its lustre but the battle against graft should continue.
The charade of Anna Hazare’s arrest exposes a government bankrupt of political ideas. But there are some lessons there...
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