The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Lessons from history
'It has been an amazing sight,' a bewildered Jawaharlal Nehru wrote to his friend, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, on March 27, 1930, barely a month before Mahatma Gandhi launched his second movement against British rule, 'On the one hand the country ringing ...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
The insider
Sir ' 'Outsider' Indivar Kamtekar's 'Aizawl Notebook' (June 27) affords a peep into the mainstream ...  | Read.. 
Labour pains
Sir ' Some of the comments made by left luminaries on the total shutdown of West Bengal on June 27 ...  | Read.. 
The powers of a state may not mean much unless it knows how to use them. That seems to be at the heart of the government's fa...| Read.. 
The president is not supposed to be paradoxical. But Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's views on the Indian citizens' right to informati...| Read.. 
Message in the rain
It feels almost like home. South China doesn't have the three-month monsoon that Mumbai does, but it has enough of its charac...  | Read.. 
I have observed, in the course of a dishonest life, that when a rogue is outlining a treacherous plan, he works harder to convince himself than to move his hearers. ' GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER
To make an easy killing
Coffee-table pictorial biographies of the Big and the Famous seem to have b...  | Read.. 
A needless biography
The butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer By Nigel Collett, Hamb...  | Read.. 
Travels along the middle path
Nirvana: Buddhist Pilgrimages in India
By Subhadra Sen Gupta, Rupa, Rs 295...  | Read.. 
Angry and screwed
An Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire By Arundhati Roy, Penguin, Rs 395...  | Read.. 
As tough as men can be
Martial Races: The military, race and masculinity in British Imperial Cu...  | Read.. 

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