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March 29, 2003

Rust Lies Everywhere
'Whether Rao or Vajpayee or Mufti or Thackeray or Farooq: ever notice how freely they pretend concern for Pandits, but how miserly they are with actual moves to actually restore Pandits their lives and dignity and homes?' says Dilip D'Souza.

March 14, 2003

Death We Are Used To
'There has been an unending sequence of deaths over the last several years. Deaths linked only by futility. All as a result of the endless cycle of riots and bombs that looms over us all,' says Dilip D'Souza.

March 7, 2003

The Tyson Who Didn't Fight Lewis
'How was this going to end? The police had shown no interest in disciplining the undoubted aggressor of the two sides: the shouting men. Not even when one of them hit a woman.'

February 27, 2003

Those Who Want To See It
'The Gujarat violence, like the destruction of the Babri Masjid, like the Bombay riots a decade ago, like Nazi attacks on Jews, was spurred on and applauded by our own leaders,'says Dilip D'Souza.

February 22, 2003

No More Deflection
'Deflecting attention, is the bedrock of politics. War is a time-tested method to achieve it. Dubya Bush is hardly the first to do it, nor is he the only one at it today, nor will he be the last,' says Dilip D'Souza.

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.

February 8, 2003

To Seven Who Live
'This tragedy was utterly compelling. There are people whose hope in India, in humanity, is renewed purely because of the waves of emotion we all felt for the seven on the shuttle. Why?' says Dilip D'Souza.

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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