The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Patriot, not chauvinist
The novelist, U.R. Anantha Murthy, has long objected to the characterization of the sangh parivar as the ‘saffron brigade’. Saffron is a beautiful colour, the colour of renunciation, worn by monks and others of great and good character. Why sh...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Some public displays are welcome
Sir — No defecation in public, and toilets in every house by 2012 — these cannot be more than a dre ...  | Read.. 
Voting right
Sir — Any right includes the right not to use the right. My right to marry includes my right to rem ...  | Read.. 
In a state that had become a euphemism for political fragmentation along sectarian lines, the Bahujan Samaj Party’s unambiguo...| Read.. 
The coolest one
If we Indians were asked who we prefer to see as head of the government of Pakistan — Pervez Musharraf or Benazir Bhutto — I ...  | Read.. 
Physically, there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock. — GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Experiments in abstraction
Sankho Chaudhuri, unlike Sarbari Roy Choudhury, may not have created likenesses of great Hindustani classical vocalists such as Siddheswari Devi and Bade Ghulam Ali singing fu...  | Read.. 
Mark of a good training
Whatever reservations one might have about the Dakshinee-style of singing, a show put together by this decades-old Rabindrasangeet institution is always something to look forw...  | Read.. 
Reminisce, take delight and listen intently
There was a pleasant shift from an otherwise mundane Saturday evening for Western classical music lovers in the city, last week. Though I call myself a musician, I seldom atte...  | Read..