The ongoing protests say a different story altogether.
India's easiest route to securing its residency in the Security Council would be simply to supplant Britain.
The siege also holds lessons for India.
Amaravati is aimed at creating high-stake infrastructure in areas that are part of the Krishna river.
It's unlikely to upset the sense of trust and confidence that the Modi government seems to have regained in the Valley.
India Today cover story explores how myth, history and electoral calculation collided to fuel the conflagration.
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