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Calcutta Diary

To name the airport at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands after V D Savarkar, at least some people would conclude, is a deliberate affront to India's war of independence. But, please, hold your horses, there is little scope for any sense of outrage. Was not 'Roshomon' a much hailed film, and accepted as a trendsetter? The same datum, the datum of a murder, is interpreted in several ways, and you are welcome to take your pick: all that is needed is cultivation of an appropriately cynical frame of mind; things will then fall in their respective places.

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