The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Danger and opportunity
Calcutta was again in the grips of a bandh when I landed last Friday and drove home through deserted streets. When I had left in January it was also a furtive journey to the airport because of another bandh. The only redeeming feature is that ...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Beauty among the beasts
Sir — The Darjeeling municipality’s way of teaching the owners of Fortune Resort Central hotel a le ...  | Read.. 
Mind the gap
Sir — A prejudiced knowledge of history is a dangerous thing, particularly when it is flaunted as t ...  | Read.. 
If political correctness were to win completely, what would the world be like' Mirthless, unfree and violent. Laughter, espec...| Read.. 
An artist of the restless world
At a writers’ jamboree in Edinburgh some 40 years ago, I met a lot of celebrated authors, including two whom I vastly admired...  | Read.. 
Sense and sensibility
Sangeet Ashram’s musical evening, Holi Hai, (G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, March 16) featured eminent thumri singers, Dalia Rahut, Purnima Chaudhury and Subhra Guha. Ana...  | Read.. 
Finding El Dorado
Cardenio is the El Dorado of Shakespearean texts: the lost drama written jointly with John Fletcher in 1612-13 that, if discovered, would grant its finder instant immor...  | Read.. 
Nameless images
Changing Images (Chitrakoot Gallery, until March 31) exhibits works by artists teaching in the faculty of visual arts at Rabindra Bharati University. A show that descri...  | Read.. 
Child’s play...  | Read.. 
People should be taught what is, not what should be. All my humour is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing in the breadline — right back of J. Edgar Hoover. — LENNY BRUCE