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The spectacle of the king and the cheetahs

It sounds silly and trivial to compare the death of a beloved monarch to a stunt involving spotted animals. But there are parallels

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Vir Sanghvi
Why should a cheetah make me think of King Charles of Britain? And why should the two of them make me think of the collapse of Manmohan Singh and his government? It’s a little complicated (if not far-fetched) so bear with me while I explain.

If you have been watching news television then you will know that for several days, the big news story was the scheme to re-introduce cheetahs to India. There was a time when cheetahs roamed the Indian wild. But for several decades, they have been extinct. There has long been talk of getting cheetahs from Africa to
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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 10:55 PM IST

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