The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Faintly surreal
I had thought, when writing my August ‘Westminster Gleanings’, with little summer excitement to glean from Westminster, that September would bring a refocusing on politics and on Gordon Brown, the prime minister, after the long, damp and quietish sum...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Passion play
Sir — The antagonism towards Gorkhas, most recently expressed by a radio jockey while commenting on ...  | Read.. 
Chess does not lend itself to mass hysteria. This is true for anywhere in the world, not just in India. It is in the nature o...| Read.. 
If judges sit in court on a Sunday, it is a signal for people to take serious notice. A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court ...| Read.. 
Baggage Of the Past
Growth, communication and the dissemination of information have given a different perspective to India’s young, and allowed t...  | Read.. 
Sing for the nation, whatever that is
Like anyone who lives in a musical land, I enjoy good music, and look forward to hearing new voices. This is possibly the commonest reason that pushed up the TRP on the talent...  | Read.. 
Rousing stuff
The hills are alive — and fighting. Surprisingly, behind the unrest, there is the sound of music — that produced by Prashant Tamang in the show called Indian Idol. Tama...  | Read.. 
Catch ’em young
Indians must have their soap operas. The K-serials and their many clones have outgrown their novelty, so they have been replaced by the reality talent-hunt shows. So what if...  | Read.. 
Message is the medium
What is the most common refrain on TV at the moment' The ticker on reality shows, saying “To vote, SMS ‘Y’ and send to 01010.” ...  | Read.. 
We don’t really go that far into other people, even when we think we do. We hardly ever go in and bring them out. We just stand at the jaws of the cave, and strike a match, and ask quickly if anybody’s there. — MARTIN AMIS