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Monday, August 01, 2005

Lathis, art, and hawala money

"When the administration made its first appearance at rain-ravaged Mankhurd, it came armed not with aid but with lathis," reports the Times of India.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Mirror reports that "[t]wenty-five paintings of internationally acclaimed artist, M F Husain, were saved in the nick of time from being destroyed in Tuesday's monster rains."

And this: "In what seemed like a case of divine justice, a builder and hawala racketeer in Mumbra, Thane, lost about Rs 35 lakh cash because of waterlogging in the ground floor office where he had stored the money."

Go figure.