Stories in Words

by: S.N.Ravichandran
The incident that I am about to narrate took place in May 1980. Central Excise was a department which had unfettered rights to enter any company and inspect the books, seize material and arrest company officials if they suspected that Excise duty was...
by: Prof. Niraja Gopal Jayal
Looking back upon everyday urban middle-class life in India before 1991 –that is the only kind of life I can write about from personal experience – the first words that come to mind are scarcity and frugality. These words carry negative connotations...
by: P.C. Alexander
I met [Narasimha] Rao on 20 June 1991 immediately after his election as CPP leader and showed him my draft proposals. He spent quite some time with me dissecting them and specified to me the addition and deletions he wished to make. The next step was...