The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Incredible India wanes
Politics being as much about perception as performance, there is often a price to be paid for miscalculations, both perceived and real. In Britain, the honeymoon of the prime minister, Gordon Brown, proved remarkably short-lived after he was seen to ...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
Same old story
Sir — It is a common belief that people who pray at Khwaja Moinnudin Chishti’s dargah in Ajm ...  | Read.. 
Mistaken spirit
Sir — I read with interest both the edit, “False magic” (Oct 8), and the oped article, “Where spiri ...  | Read.. 
Since he became the general secretary of the Communist Party of China five years ago, Hu Jintao has done nothing to inspire t...| Read.. 
Eleven people were crushed underfoot in a stampede amongst pilgrims going up Pavagarh in Gujarat. This is only the latest of ...| Read.. 
Just not good enough
I returned to Delhi after a week, turned on the telly and saw an absurd ‘breaking news’ — Sania Mirza loses. What’s new about...  | Read.. 
Only in a decaying and doomed civilization did people imagine that they could eat their cake and have it; and that was precisely why they were doomed. — ARTHUR KOESTLER
Push factor
Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped ...  | Read.. 
Lady on the move
A Princess’s Pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum’s “A Pilgrimage to Mecca” Edi...  | Read.. 
Secret passions in an idyllic world
Irène Némirovsky’s life has itself become the stuff for a novel. Her...  | Read.. 
Dancing queen
Vyjayantimala Bali is arguably the most luminous female icon in the Hindi f...  | Read.. 
Love thy neighbour
The Boy Next Door By Cathy Woodman, Headline, £ 19.99...  | Read.. 

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