India: The Sleepy Country

When the opposition in Parliament last week urged a vote of no confidence against him, Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri took it calmly. He said, "If all the people around me talk highly of me, my feet will not remain on the ground, and I will not know my mistakes and rectify them." Flowing Night Soil. During his three months in office, punctuated by a heart attack, diminutive Shastri has grappled vainly with a serious food crisis. And now huge floods, unusual even for India's monsoon season, are surging over seven states, from Assam in the east to...

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