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The return of an old mindset

If Mrs Gandhi were here today, there is much about current Indian attitudes that she would find familiar

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Illustration: Binay Sinha

Vir Sanghvi
In 1981, shortly after I had finished university, I spent a year travelling through the US and the UK to work on a special project. My intention was to investigate the proposition — taken for granted by nearly every Indian I knew — that the foreign press was biased against us. This was a view that my parents had held, even when they lived in England, and though it had been a decade since my father had died, his contemporaries still stuck to it.

I knew what they meant. Brought up to believe that the West did not want India to
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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 9:46 PM IST

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