The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
From genius to craftsman
As a student in Delhi, thirty years ago, I was an admirer of the classical singer Kishori Amonkar. I would go to her concerts, buy her cassettes, and record her programmes on the radio. For years on end, my favourite cassette was an All India Radio N...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
The darker side
Sir — Come summer and every year the electric supply becomes erratic in the city. The situation has ...  | Read.. 
Unknown Indian
Sir — In the article, “Pratibha who'” (June 19), Ashok V. Desai says, “Unshakeable resolution never ...  | Read.. 
Contradictions are often the source of thought. In recent times, there has been no bigger contradiction in public discourse t...| Read.. 
Drinking to tell the tale
Every morning when I get up I find lines of some old Hindi film song or a ghazal going round and round my head. I am p...  | Read.. 
Sculpted sounds
On June 19, Seagull Books celebrated its 25th birthday with a midnight concert featuring two luminaries of contemporary Indian classical music at the G.D. Birla Sabhagar. From...  | Read.. 
Reflections on a violent past and present
The past is often linked to the present through violence. And such violence...  | Read.. 
Creating the desired effect
In an age of mediocrity, Indian classical dance is probably the worst sufferer. Proper training to understand the idiom, along with an innovative, cerebral approach, is hardl...  | Read.. 
In the pathology of nervous diseases, a doctor who doesn’t talk too much nonsense is a half-cured patient, just as a critic is a poet who has stopped writing verse and a policeman a burglar who has retired from practice. — MARCEL PROUST