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   And, for one more Saturday, a few stray thoughts... (December 14, 1985)

And, for one more Saturday, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work).

Like all this time I was under the impression that Indira Nagar and Tilak Nagar were only names of government housing colonies. Now I know that they can also be names of cricket stadia and racecourses.

Like the best development so far is the federations and associations of businessmen finally rising in defence of their profession.

And to reveal frauds and taxevasions committed five and seven years ago only indicates that till now the government had its reasons for not investigating them. And I wonder if Mr. V.P. Singh would have acted with the same dexterity if he were a minister under Mrs. Indira Gandhi or anybody else.

Like even among industrialists there are distinctions. To arrest Kirloskars is like arresting Tatas.

And once upon a time if a raid was carried out by the enforcement departments, it was kept very hush-hush and everything was denied and nothing was revealed to the press. Now they issue handouts.

And I am waiting for an editorial writer to write that what has been exposed so far is only the tip of the iceberg. Which is like saying so much and so little.

Like among the sad sights in life is a film actor becoming a politician in the evening of his career or a businessman becoming one, or an IAS or IFS official after retirement. Consider Mr. Natwar Singh once organising international conferences and now looking after the accommodation of Congres centenary delegates.

And even sadder is generals going into politics and standing for elections and generally making themselves ridiculous, as anybody who offers himself for an election does.

Like no man with any sensitivity could stand up on a platform in some backyard and tell the people who he normally feels are several classes below him, how good he is and that they should vote for him.

Like I wonder what will happen to the wedding receptions at the racecourse during the Congress session day.

And I do not understand who exactly Mr. Bal Thackeray is to offer his support to the Congress session on one occasion, oppose it on another occasion. Mr. Moti Daryanani the BRCC(I) chief organiser, should tell him that his party can do without Mr. Thackeray's assistance.

And this final point of view.

That it is becoming as boring watching cricket on TV as it is watching Mr. Rajiv Gandhi.

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