The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
The ugly Indian man
Some years ago, I was struck by the contrast between the beauty of Hindi film heroines and the ugliness of Hindi film heroes. After researching the matter, I concluded that the explanation was straightforward: leading men in Hindi films were ugly bec...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Comfortably numb
Sir — Although the national security advisor, M.K. Narayanan, has said that the Indo-US nuclear dea ...  | Read.. 
Dropping hints
Sir — With regard to the apology offered by the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to the survivo ...  | Read.. 
After everything else has been lost, there is the United States of America. This seems to be the only reason why the Communis...| Read.. 
Scarcely has a plea sounded more desperate. The Centre, while renewing its appeal to the Supreme Court to vacate its stay on ...| Read.. 
A New Venice in the East
Floods in China are not news to the expat community, which prides itself on its charity work for the poor in the country. Thi...  | Read.. 
Adventures with the clear line
From the mid-Seventies, the magazine Anandamela began to carry Bengali translations of the adventures of Tintin, almost half a century after the character was created. ...  | Read.. 
Faith in Friends
One of the most compelling things about Tintin in Tibet is its unabashed demand on our capacity to put faith in prophetic visions. At the beginning of the book, Tintin ...  | Read.. 
How not to be a reporter
A lot of reporters probably envy Tintin, but very few would dare to treat him as a role model. For real-life reporters, the globe-trotting boy who always emerges victorious fr...  | Read.. 
I don’t hate men, I just wish they’d try harder. They all want to be heroes and all we want is for them to stay at home and help with the housework and the kids. That’s not the kind of heroism they enjoy. — JEANETTE WINTERSON