The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
War by other means
Looking for the first use of the telegraph, I remembered a passage in Aeschylus's Agamemnon which described the use of fire signals to convey the news of the fall of Troy. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's queen, described it thus: ...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Doll's house
Sir ' The chain of events outlined in the report, 'Jawan gets his Gudia back' (Sept 20) is straight ...  | Read.. 
The long shadow
Sir ' Rudrangshu Mukherjee makes the apt point that September 1, 1939, the day the Nazis invaded Po ...  | Read.. 
Prize catch
Sir ' How could the committee which chose whom to give the prestigious Dronacharya award pick on Ra ...  | Read.. 
No tale is complete without a twist or two at the end. For the tale of population control in India, the twists are all to be ...| Read.. 
Important changes are not always revolutions. The one that has just taken place in China affects the highest level of leaders...| Read.. 
Ill met at airport
Being away from Delhi cleanses the soul! Away from the mindless political banter, the horrendous traffic snarls, the high pub...  | Read.. 
No country is safe anymore
'It is a question of ideology. We are against fanaticism while they are against secularism', claimed a shaken Sheikh Hasina Wajed, opposition leader of Bangladesh, after surviving an assassination ...  | Read.. 
What would the world be, once bereft/ Of wet and wildness'let them be left,/ O let them be left, wildness and wet;/ Long live the weeds and wilderness yet. ' GERARD M. HOPKINS