In pre-liberalisation socialist India, in the licence-quota-permit raj of Indira Gandhi, the “foreign hand” —shorthand for the United States—was always blamed for every ill on our soil.
Look, who’s complaining about whom now.
George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice are blaming growing prosperity in India and China for the global food crisis. And the White House spokesman Scott Stanzel has blamed growing prosperity in India and China for the global oil crisis.
And, look, newspaper analysts are blaming the media boom in India and China for the global newsprint crisis!
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