The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
What brand is it'
The finance minister rose to present the budget. He thanked the Prime Minister for making him finance minister. He noted with pleasure the low inflation, the rise in export growth, and the record set by stock prices. He proposed to set the economy on...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Nothing to do with numbers
Sir ' It is difficult to imagine Mallika Sherawat as an actor. However, it is more difficult to im ...  | Read.. 
Far too many
Sir ' It is official now. India is set to overtake China as the most populous nation in the world i ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir ' One cannot quite agree with the views expressed in the editorial, 'Get a life' (Feb 26). The ...  | Read.. 
John Maynard Keynes died in 1946 and Mr P. Chidambaram was born in 1945. Had it not been for a few months, it could be argued...| Read.. 
A task well done
Even a good budget is ultimately as good as its implementation, writes S. Venkitaramanan, and that would depend largely on the states ...  | Read.. 
Paved with good intentions
The finance minister believes that with proper education and health most people can take care of themselves if they are not at war. The budget seems to be a statement of this belief, writes Shubhashis Gangopadhyay ...  | Read.. 
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey/ Where wealth accumulates and men decay:/ Princes and lords may flourish or may fade;/ A breath can make them, as breath has made;/ But a bold peasantry, their country's pride,/ Where once destroyed, can never be supplied. ' OLIVER GOLDSMITH