The Telegraph
| Sunday, August 25, 2013 |

7 days

'I have my strengths'

At the best of times, Mulayam Singh Yadav is not the easiest person to interview. A fleeting attention span, unclear enunciation and a tendency to take guillotine questions with half a smile, pretending he hasn't heard them, do not add up to a journalist's delight. More so at a time when his son, Akhilesh Yadav — whom he anointed Uttar Pradesh chief minister in 2012 after initial misgivings — is embroiled in a big challenge, arising from the suspension of a young bureaucrat, Durga Shakti Nagpal, for purportedly disrupting communal peace in a village. | Read»

My brother, the terrorist

Abdul Karim Tunda, believed to have been responsible for a plethora of terrorist acts in the country, began life as a carpenter. Sonia Sarkar travels to Pilkhuwa in Uttar Pradesh, the village where he was born, and meets his family | Read»

Good relations with India is the cornerstone of our foreign policy

Tshering Tobgay, the first Opposition leader of democratic Bhutan, toiled away during the last five years, winning more support outside than inside Parliament, where his party had all of two members. His efforts paid off when his People's Democratic Party won 32 of the 47 seats in the July 13 poll to Bhutan's national Assembly, making him Bhutan's second Prime Minister. | Read»

I conquered - and wrote

A rising tide of books by cancer survivors has hit the market. For many, their chronicles are a form of catharcism, explains Varuna Verma | Read»