External affairs minister Salman Khurshid (centre) greets Canadian ex-MP Ruby Dhalla—PTI

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid (centre) greets Canadian ex-MP Ruby Dhalla—PTI

External affairs minister Salman Khurshid (centre) greets Canadian ex-MP Ruby Dhalla—PTI

There is a celebratory air about the recent elections in West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu that is intriguing. The celebration is at two levels.

Critic Martin Esslin had coined the term “Theatre of the Absurd” in 1960 to describe the plays written after the Second World War, which were totally unconventional and left people who came to watch t