The Telegraph
Friday , August 2 , 2013

A pollsters’ republic

As a precocious and somewhat impressionable 15-year-old in Calcutta, I was enthralled by the political drama that was being enacted in 1970-71, between the Congress split and the general election. I devoured all the political news from The Statesman and the Madras edition of Indian Express...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Worthy examples
Sir — In his article, “Himalayan heroines” (July 27), Ramachandra Guha tells the story of a few wom ...  | Read.. 
Death merchants
Sir — The Supreme Court recently reprimanded the Central government for its failure to curb tobacco ...  | Read.. 
False hope
Sir — Just a few months prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Planning Commission has released som ...  | Read.. 


A week may be a long time in politics, but electoral graphs take much longer to change dramatically. So the emphatic win of M...   | Read..


Compared to the drama of the May general elections, the presidential elections in Pakistan were a tame affair. The victory ma...   | Read..
Playing a Blame Game
Looking back on some of the wild and weird rumours that bounced about in the corridors of the capital as ‘inside information’...  | Read.. 
If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off. — THOMAS JEFFERSON
Imperial style
Akbar started building Fatehpur Sikri in 1571, as an act of thanksgiving to...  | Read.. 
Giants with feet of clay
The title of this book could convey the impression that it is about a Bibli...  | Read.. 
Stories from a mystical land
Bhutan had suddenly become popular for many reasons. One of them may be the...  | Read.. 
Paperback Picking
Terrorists and smart women