INDIA: The Tiger Rider

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was getting just about the worst press he had ever received in India. What made everyone mad last week was his threat to resign his office, and then his tame turnabout when Congress Party politicians begged him to stay on (TIME, May 12). New Delhi columnist B. G. Verghese felt that Nehru had come close to "tearing off the mask of complacency and compromise that has been the bane of the Congress Party and the country," only to falter at the last minute: "He compromised without any gain. He...

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