The taxes on diesel are unconscionably high in Madhya Pradesh so much so that its sales have fallen and the neighbouring States with low taxes are reaping the benefits. We all know how the gasoline prices are seemingly playing on a seesaw - going up and down as and when the prices in international oil markets swing due to reasons that are many.
Despised all over the world by the societies of the West the Roma came to find a lot of comfort in India during a conclave held at New Delhi in February last. Sushma Swaraj's calling them "Children of India" meant a lot to them as they felt wanted only in this country.
Only about 10 kilometres from Paris is located Versailles about which we had read in History and Political Science books. Its Palace hosted quite a few peace conferences during the preceding centuries. The most important was perhaps the Treaty of Versailles after the conclusion of World War I about a hundred years ago.