The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
The modern Samurai
Next Sunday, Japan goes to the polls. Junichiro Koizumi, the prime minister, called an early election ' an unusual move in a compromise-loving country where politicians paper over differences and keep governments going. But it is typical of this unty...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Thank the rulers
Sir ' I fully endorse Rama- chandra Guha's views on British rule in India ('Last words on the raj', ...  | Read.. 
In a state
Sir ' There is no doubt that the Bihar governor, Buta Singh, has frittered away a historic opportun ...  | Read.. 
Hurricanes and floods are 'natural' calamities only up to a point. New Orleans has been devastated by both, working together ...| Read.. 
Disasters do not always make people or governments wiser. The Maoist depredations in different parts of the country are nothi...| Read.. 
Honing old skills
And now the bureaucrats have begun to fight the Right to Information Bill. Not surprising, they are the worst culprits of the...  | Read.. 
What lies beneath the surface
There is an orchestrated move by security forces every August to get militants to surrender, in time for the Independence Day celebrations. On rare occasions, disgruntled cadr...  | Read.. 
Guidelines for an action plan
The broad features of the draft national policy on disaster management are enunciated below:...  | Read.. 
I have a dream. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. ' MARTIN LUTHER KING JR