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India’s farm crisis is of the middle peasant, not the chhota kisan: by Harish Damarodan. “It is the rural middle class — which experienced a roughly four-decade spell of prosperity from the 1970s and now has its back to the wall — that’s at the forefront of the agitation against the farm reform laws.”

India needs empowered cities to nurture elected mayors for top political jobs: by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar. “India needs a political system enabling dozens of politicians to prove their capabilities as mayor of cities, some of which have populations of tens of millions, more than that of many nations.”

Hercule Poirot at 100: “A hundred years ago, Agatha Christie introduced British readers to a small man with an impeccably maintained moustache who, with the help of his “little grey cells”, was very good at solving crimes.”

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Rajesh Jain

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