The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Theatre of the absurd
The Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, had once urged the human child to come away to the waters and the wild for the world was more full of weeping than it could understand. Leaving out that part about the waters and the wild, Yeats of course had a p...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Learn the hard way
Sir— In “Access to education” (Jan 17), André Béteille has persuasively argued for equal opportunit ...  | Read.. 
Wish fulfilled
Sir— The University Grants Commission should be thanked for its one-time grant of Rs 86.55 lakh to ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir— The report, “Wake-up call in girl child deaths” (Dec 25, 2006), is a harsh reminder that despi ...  | Read.. 
The recent visit of the external affairs minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, to Islamabad suggests that relations between India an...| Read.. 
It is annoying, to say the least, to have one’s moral decisions as an adult made by a minister. And more so when the governme...| Read.. 
To be Less than Equal
We have a new chief justice of India, an officer who wields great power. And instead of hailing him as one who has reached th...  | Read.. 
The will is never free — it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car — it can’t steer. — JOYCE CARY
Bicycle diaries
Photographer Ashvin Mehta achieves unusual effects by defamiliarizing the bicycle in his...  | Read.. 
Lessons for the master
Neil Gaiman is trapped between the chaos of dreams and the desire to experi...  | Read.. 
Injurious to health
The Ravenscar Dynasty By Barbara Taylor Bradford, HarperCollins, £ 11.99...  | Read.. 
With a pinch of salt
For One More Day is more than a story with a moral. It is an allegor...  | Read.. 
Illusion and reality
Today nobody, save the loony fringe, dreams of a world proleterian revoluti...  | Read.. 

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