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It was a freezing twilight in Delhi when my car stopped at a traffic intersection. A cop stood on the pavement wearing a cotton uniform. I rolled down ...

Bull's Eye
Bull's Eye
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His rude Haryanvi humour precluded rancour. There was only amused contempt. A government that loses the respect of its own employees is inviting revolution. But India isn't having its revolution. It has no revolutionaries. The Maoists and Naxalites are not revolutionaries. They are pathetic, self-deluding bands serving foreign interests which fund and arm them. By killing landlords and policemen in the countryside, they pose as ideologues and believe they serve the cause of revolution. They serve their foreign masters who don't want an Indian revolution and use them only to destabilise India.

The Dalit leaders are even more disappointing. After commendable success in consolidating the most exploited and repressed classes, they failed to raise their sights above political empowerment to initiate a genuine reform agenda. They are thereby reinforcing the present corrupt system with greater relish than the exploiters they seek to replace.

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