The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
A distance of one’s own
There is nothing at all, except the title, to help the viewer along in Dayanita Singh’s new book of photographs, Go Away Closer (Steidl, 2007). Accompanying exhibitions in Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai, this is a slim, featherweight volume, which...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Cable faults
Sir — The sudden implementation of the conditional access system in a few parts of Calcutta has lef ...  | Read.. 
Unbearable cruelty
Sir — The way the Uttar Pradesh government has been handling the Noida children-murder case is sham ...  | Read.. 
Apologies make for good public relations, but unfortunately do not help in solving problems. The well-meaning chief minister ...| Read.. 
If democracy comes to the world’s last Shangri-la, other changes cannot be far behind. Bhutan now has a new king in Jigme Khe...| Read.. 
Maid in China
As the festive season draws to its peak, all kinds of way-out things are happening. Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival ...  | Read.. 
Where charity begins
I always thought Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple must have looked like Romola Sinha with her delicately chiselled features. She reminded a British Labour Party couple my wife to...  | Read.. 
75 years in the shadow of Sita
Who is Sita' To the police and inhabitants of the red light districts, she was, not so long ago, the Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act. Both groups enjoyed the irony. We now ...  | Read.. 
Seven ages of woman
The nondescript iron gates at 89, Elliot Road give little inkling of the world that lies within. The orderliness of the huge compound offers a startling contrast to the chaos ...  | Read.. 
People will endlessly conceal from themselves that good is only good if one is good for nothing. The whole history of philosophy, the whole of theology, is the act of concealment. — IRIS MURDOCH