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India’s Young and Poor Rally to Another Gandhi

Reproduced from The New York Times

 By JIM YARDLEY

Published: June 4, 2010

 AHRAURA, India — Rahul Gandhi’s helicopter descends out of the boiling afternoon sky and a restless, sweat-soaked crowd of 100,000 people suddenly surges to life. Men rush forward in the staggering heat. Teenage boys wave a white bedsheet bearing a faintly cheeky request: We Want to Meet the Prince of India.

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Young Minds, Old Hatreds

F S Aijazzuddin, Principal Aitchison College, Lahore, wrote the following in February 2009 after a speech to 500 young Aitchisonians by the then outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan

It was a fitting occasion for a farewell speech. The setting was a 122-year-old college for boys, established in Lahore at a time when the British intended to rule forever and to use the princes of the Punjab to perpetuate that rule. The speaker was the Indian High Commissioner, making his last formal speech in Pakistan before relinquishing charge. Continue reading

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“India Survived Slowdown Because of Nationalization”

This is a very interesting view.  I wonder how many here would agree with this assessment. -YLH Continue reading

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