The Telegraph
Friday , August 30 , 2013

A growing distortion

In the mid-1970s, a small Left-wing publishing house in London produced a slim volume entitled The Big Red Joke Book to coincide with the Christmas sales. However, instead of the usual repertoire of anti-capitalist jokes, it was a scintillating collection of the black humour that resonated th...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Best bet
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Weird celebrations
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Record run
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There is frankness and there is discretion. Often the two are seen to be in contradiction. Discretion is misinterpreted as ta...   | Read..


If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, then Mahomet must go to the mountain. After Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s new prime mini...   | Read..
Time to bridge the gap
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. — ALBERT CAMUS
Shifting grains of sand
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In suspended animation
The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012 Volumes I and II By A.G. Noorani, Tuli...  | Read.. 
Those who live on the fringes
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Paperback Picking
Old battles, and some new ones