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Mainstream, VOL LVI No 1 New Delhi December 23, 2017 - Annual Number

All Spun from a Human Yarn

Sunday 24 December 2017, by Badri Raina

God is an idea abstracted from
The best of human qualities;
And the Market likewise exemplifies
The worst of our propensities.
Between the two is Religion
Which brokers our best and worst
By keeping both in good humour
From baptism to the hearse.
War is the enterprise
That proves our loyalty
To Nation, Market, Religion—
Enriching Trinity.

Badri Raina

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