The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Flavour of the season
A quaintly eccentric Englishman I knew in the Seventies practised a strange opening gambit. What, he had the disconcerting habit of asking total strangers in the conviviality of a student’s bar, do you think of John Betjeman'...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Lost times
Sir — The publishing industry in India has undergone a radical transformation over the last few yea ...  | Read.. 
For the people
Sir — Congress activists celebrating the birthday of their party leader, Sonia Gandhi, by rubbing c ...  | Read.. 
Women on top
Sir — Women are finally proving that they can equal their male colleagues in every sphere of life ( ...  | Read.. 
There are conflicts in which a temporary setback is an advantage. This is perhaps the only consolation that the chief ministe...| Read.. 
The conviction expressed in the recent Unicef report on the leadership abilities of women is not dependent on Ms Nancy Pelosi...| Read.. 
A More Equal World
When the prime minister speaks of making sure that national resources first reach those who have not been equal beneficiaries...  | Read.. 
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. — ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Ring of truth
Apu and After: Re-visiting Ray’s Cinema Edited by Moinak Biswas, Seagu...  | Read.. 
Legends, dead and living
Freeing the Spirit The Iconic Women of Modern India Edited by Malvika Sin...  | Read.. 
Courage and faith in the face of adversity
In the name of Honor: A Memoir By Mukhtar Mai Penguin, Rs 395...  | Read.. 
The overseas pocketpinch
The Indian book trade — publishers and retailers — charges about 5 per cent...  | Read.. 

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