The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Shepherd's law
Cricket-watchers all over the world cannot but feel sad. The doyen of British umpires, David Shepherd, that roly-poly man, neatly attired, a half-smile always on his lips, has announced his retirement. His last international match was the one-day int...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Mind your business
Sir ' S.L. Rao makes a strong case for deregulation of public sector undertakings in 'Public versu ...  | Read.. 
Baby talk
Sir ' If a corporate joke is regarded as promoting terrorism and patriotism turns into jingoism, th ...  | Read.. 
Among the country's natural resources, forests are perhaps the most vulnerable to human depredation. And what human beings de...| Read.. 
An attitude problem combined with incompetence can produce pure black comedy. There is no other way to describe the list of i...| Read.. 
Rotten to the core
If you are a politician, there are few more embarrassing experiences than to be caught at an airport with the equivalent of $...  | Read.. 
Through the shining glass, darkly
On a recent visit to Delhi, a family friend who is a resident there insisted that he take us to Gurgaon. He termed it an 'urban monstrosity', and a perfect example of how a ci...  | Read.. 
Pragmatism where necessary
The nuclear cooperation bargain with the United States of America is set to divide the Indian polity. Both the prime minister and the opposition are preparing for a stormy deb...  | Read.. 
You say, as I have often given tongue/ In praise of what another's said or sung,/ 'Twere politic to do the like by these;/ But was there ever dog that praised his fleas' ' WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS