The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Lighting the fire
In the fortnight before Diwali, Calcutta hosted some unlikely visitors from the heartland of global capitalism. They came to the city for two reasons: first, to get a feel of a state that has monotonously elected governments headed by one of the most...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Power without glory
Sir — The terror in Nandigram and the mishandling of the crisis by the government are a pointer to ...  | Read.. 
It is a weapon newly discovered. The people of Calcutta, rejecting all special labels whether political or professional, had ...| Read.. 
The United Nations was not created in order to resolve ethnic or other armed conflicts. Its successes in such missions, wheth...| Read.. 
Wolf in sheep’s clothing
To hear the chief minister of a state in the Union of India explain away open gang warfare by saying that the illegal armed a...  | Read.. 
All perfect republics are perfect nonsense. The craving to risk death is our last great perversion. We come from night, we go into night. Why live in night' — JOHN FOWLES
On the margin
In the early Twenties, Franz Kafka, with his boundless self-deprecation, di...  | Read.. 
Last year’s words in last year’s language
EXIT GHOST By Philip Roth, Jonathan Cape, £8...  | Read.. 
Words of wisdom
An American Witness to India’s Partition By Phillips Talbot, Sage, Rs7...  | Read.. 
Just a glimpse of the man
There is a story made popular by the film producer, Alexander Korda, that G...  | Read.. 

Adversity laced with happiness