The original Raman Raghav was diagnosed with chronic paranoid schizophrenia. Kashyap elaborates: “There was a world that existed in his head – he believed India was being controlled simultaneously by a Congress-British-Akbar government that was out to get him and he had to fight these people.” He also believed that he was being forced into homosexuality and he had to somehow prevent this by killing people. At the same time, he was, as Vasan Bala points out, “a kind of scavenging killer. He killed poor, vulnerable people, most of whom were sleeping when he attacked them. He stole a few paise and useless odds and ends after he did the killings. Or he indulged in necrophilia. He never showed the slightest remorse.”
Dear Pamela,As a Brit, it’s nice to see someone from ‘over the pond’ who’s got most of the information about Afternoon Tea correct for a change: I now live in Vinci, Italy (yes where Leonardo was born), and now offer afternoon tea to Italians in our home dining would take you to task on one item in your article,(there’s always a critic!) and that is about Cream Tea in which you say: “Cream Tea — A simple tea service consisting of scones, clotted cream, marmalade or lemon curd and tea.” Cream Tea traditionally consists of scones served with clotted cream and strawberry said that if people prefer to have their scones (and it’s pronounced ‘skons’ as far as I’m concerned),with an alternative, I have no problem with that, it’s a free world (supposedly)!For example I sometimes fill my Victoria Sponge with lemon curd instead of the traditional raspberry jam and fresh raspberries both of which balance well with a nice cup of sweet Luck with the book!