INDIA: Anchor for Asia

INDIA Anchor for Asia

When India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru needs to relax, he stands on his head. This is not the exotic mysticism of the fabulous East but a practical way to drive off fatigue and make up for lack of sleep. Last week, as Nehru left New Delhi for Washington on one of the century's most important visits of state, his secretary discussed head-standing with U.S. newsmen: "Perhaps the Prime Minister will demonstrate this for your President Truman."

America had a lot of other things to learn about Asia's key man. Nehru has...

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