Saturday, December 1, 2001  

caught at silly point !

Mike Denness became a villain for the punishment he slapped on six Indian cricketers recently. The sentence stays, the man goes. I cannot see any method in Jagmohan Dalmiya’s madness, if there is one, says L. H. Naqvi.

Begetting modernism through town planning?
by M. Rajivlochan
T
HE city of Chandigarh was inaugurated on October 7, 1953, by President Rajendra Prasad. At that time the government was desperate to people this city. Today, half a century later, the city is bursting at its seams.

Maharajas’ rendezvous with Rolls-Royce
by K.R.N. Swamy
I
N his famous book Freedom at Midnight, French author Lapierre states that on an average each maharaja in India had 3.5 Rolls-Royce automobiles. If we were to stick to the correct number of maharajas — 225 of them (those who had gun salutes fired in their honour were entitled to the title, all others were merely rajas — that would mean that from 1908 to 1939 (when World War II started), the maharajas had bought at least 788 Rolls-Royce cars.

 
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