The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
The God machine
Till roughly fifteen years ago, the most complex electronic gadget Indian consumers had to handle was the video cassette recorder. Programming the VCR to start recording a favourite programme when you weren’t at home was a complex business, made hard...  | Read.. 
Letters to the Editor
General chaos
Sir — President Pervez Musharraf has behaved most audaciously by declaring a state of emergency in ...  | Read.. 
The people of Bengal did not need the state’s home secretary to tell them that Nandigram had turned into a “war zone”. That t...| Read.. 
That children of uneducated parents are likely to remain illiterate is a self-evident truth. It is one of those lessons that ...| Read.. 
Nation in Distress
Although Bollywood is much maligned for churning out mindless blockbusters, at times, it also obliquely depicts the ground re...  | Read.. 
Baton talk
Awkward; helpless; uncomfortable. I was stuck. I could not possibly think of a fourth word to describe how it felt while visiting a police station in Calcutta. “You could add ...  | Read.. 
Reckoning with the force
I was seventeen when I had to do my share of visiting police stations. Marital discord and the consequent domestic violence under our roof had been getting worse by the day wh...  | Read.. 
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought, particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. — WOODY ALLEN