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February 15, 2003

Juice By The River: Diary of a Trip
The 300 houses never have had electricity. Never. Not in British times, not in half a century of free India. Not until now.

January 25, 2003

Some Aeronautical Grade Aluminium?
'We haven't heard much about what happened to the equipment during Kargil: our ministers *know* nobody will read the CAG report. They *know* nobody will ask questions,' says Dilip D'Souza.

January 18, 2003

Bania arrested for spying
'Because of the legacy of an Act that defined Pardhi tribals as criminal, we are willing to go along with labelling entire sets of people criminal, even today,' says Dilip D'Souza.

January 10, 2003

Best To Be Bad
'Certainly the most destructive forces mankind has ever discovered or set in motion, religion and patriotism have killed countless millions over the centuries.'

January 4, 2003

Watch Them Turn
'The wheels of justice turned for Sajjan Kumar, the law did take its own course. For 18 years the wheels turned. They turned and turned till we reached December 23, when the case against him for his role in the '84 Sikh riots was dismissed.'

December 31, 2002

Ensuring smearing up to 21st August
'Q: Where can I get a ticket on the next flight, or missile, or anything, to Japan?
A: In this line that I'm standing in. Now shut up, like the rest of us!'
Dilip D'Souza on the ever-popular Q&A format.

December 23, 2002

Gujarat Results: Call Ohio
'Once the euphoria settles, even people in Gujarat will see Modi and his party for the hollow rhetoric-mongers they are, the failures at running a government they are, the extra-smooth Congress-clones they are.'

December 14, 2002

Bandits by law
'Forget the Veerappans and Quattrocchis, the greatest abusers of our laws are those whom we charge with making and administering those laws.'

December 6, 2002

Marks of Disgrace
It shames us still. Because while the anniversaries pile up, we have not found the wherewithal to punish one significant figure from that time.

November 30, 2002

The Implication Being
'A horrible crime can be explained -- maybe not explained away, but explained -- by claiming the criminals were actually killing Muslims.'

November 25, 2002

Pseudo begets pseudo
'If these "Hindutva" people cannot even be open about what they do, if they themselves have so little respect for their "Hindutva" as to camouflage it behind words like "relief" and "development", what is this ideology after all?'

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