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   And, for the Saturday before the sheriff takes over Bombay (November 24, 1990)

And, for the Saturday before the sheriff takes over Bombay, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):

Like Sunday evening should be one happy mela, with the prime minister's secuirty and Mr. Shudasama's show and Mr. Pasricha's new traffic arrangements.

Like any learner-driver would tell Mr. Pasricha that the traffic signals installed at the museum roundabout are contributing to traffic jams rather than eliminationg them. And at two points there are continuous possibilities of smash-ups between traffic moving from different directions.

Like Savvy, the woman's magazine, has got Father Joe Pereira, the high profile singing priest from Bombay to interview Mother Teresa. And I would say that is a journalistic scoop.

Like staticians should be able to tell us better, but I think this is the first time ever that in three different parts of the world international cricket Tests have started on the same day. In Faisalabad between Pakistan and West Indies, in Bribane between Australia and England, and in Chandigarh between India and Sri Lanka. And all the three Tests will have results. Also, in all probablity, the home teams will win at all the three centres.

Like the only reason I would like to shift residence to the Shivaji Park-Mahim area would be that I could dine every evening at the Goa Portugeza. Not that it matters all that much, because residing where I do I can dine every evening at the Mandain Chinese Restaurant.

And these stray thoughts:

Like Mr. V.P. Singh should note: Mrs. Thatcher has resigned in the interest of holding her party together. That is the difference between an established parliamentary system of government and a 40-year-old system.

Like, I think, in trying to be overclever, the Congress has missed the opportunity to returning to government.

And I also think Mr. Devi Lal should have struck with V.P. Singh. He could have bullied him, but, as already seen, he cannot bully Mr. Chandra Shekhar.

Like one thought keeps recurring to me. Nobody, but nobody, thought highly of Lal Bahadur Shastri when he became the prime minister. And he turned out to be the best prime minister this country has ever had.

Like, to translate a Hindi proverb, the present position of Mr. Arun Nehru is that he neither belongs to the house nor to the dhobighat.

And this final point of view:

That one good thing that has emerged from the resent political development is that the country will have a stable government for the next four months.

 
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