The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Crooks' opera
He is a political animal. The finance minister cannot therefore be faulted if he indulges in one or two public relations gimmicks. He, however, walked into a blunder. He should not have delayed the filing of his return on income till the last permiss...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Birthday blues
Sir ' I am in total agreement with Rudrangshu Mukherjee that there is nothing in Indira Gandhi's ch ...  | Read.. 
Race against time
Sir ' Works of prose fiction are usually set in a particular time, space and social milieu. That en ...  | Read.. 
There was never much doubt that the insurance regulator would back the government's move to hike the foreign direct investmen...| Read.. 
Successful peacemakers must be realists first. It is unrealistic to expect the army to suspend its operations against the Uni...| Read.. 
Straight out of Bihar
Finally, Lalu Prasad is no longer the supremo of Bihar. The former chief minister is a great communicator, has a certain kind...  | Read.. 
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self. ' CONFUCIUS
Way of all flesh
On Beauty By Zadie Smith, Hamish Hamilton, ' 4.50...  | Read.. 
Books and their lovers
This is a novella about books and obsession. Yet it is a story that all boo...  | Read.. 
Room without a view
CURTAINS: STORIES BY 9 WOMEN Edited by Gayatri Rao, Unisun, Rs 295...  | Read.. 
A wrongly mixed potion
Asterix and the Falling Sky By Albert Uderzo, Orion, ' 5.50...  | Read.. 
Twisting the tale
RETELLING THE RAMAYANA: Voices from Kerala By C.N. Sreekanta Nair and Sara...  | Read.. 

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