The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Grain basket in rain shadow
Striking deficits in rainfall this year across India’s northern grain basket states have raised concerns about the yields of pulses, maize and oilseeds, agriculture meteorologists said today. ...  | Read.. 
Murderer test for VIP guards
They are prone to kill themselves ' or go berserk and shoot others ' in a fit of rage or depression. Yet they are allowed, gun in hand, to get closer to Presidents and Prime Ministers than anybody else. ...  | Read.. 
Beijing surprise: Gandhi & security pact
Home minister Shivraj Patil’s visit here marks yet another step in the wary tango China and India have been dancing since Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ice-breaking trip to China in 2003 as Prime Minister. ...  | Read.. 
4500 years behind
Sailing in 2500 BC and sinking today
Boats made of reed coated with bitumen criss-cross the Arabian Sea, driving trade between the Majan kingdom of Oman and the Gujarat ports of Meluhha (Indus Valley civilisatio ...  | Read.. 
Harbhajan Singh (centre) limbers up with Zimbabwe schoolboys before the start of a three-day match at Mutare Sports Club near Harare on Friday. (Reuters)
I am looking forward to the tournament

on the Calcutta tournament
ICICI denies report
ICICI Bank, one of the success stories of Indian banking in the UK, reacted angrily today to a Reut ...  | Read..
Talk, no truce, in BJP
The face-off between Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani continued into the second day today, ...  | Read..