The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 15, 2013 |

7 days

Laughter in the time of gloom

Indians are laughing — and how! On the Internet and television, in cinema and cafés, laughter is the new mantra. In times of gloom, says Smitha Verma, laughter is indeed the best medicine | Read»

Crime, no rehab

As four men are sentenced to death for raping and killing a physiotherapist in December, the focus is on the one who got away. He was a minor and is confined to an observation home. But the state of such homes is such and counselling so inadequate that juveniles often return to crime, Reena Martins says | Read»

'She, my Queen, has died'

Rabindranath Tagore was eight and his sister-in-law, Kadambari Devi, was ten when they first met. In a book on the young Tagore, Sudhir Kakar sees Kadambari's visage when the poet grieves in a letter to C.F. Andrews about his "first great sweetheart", his Muse. Excerpts: | Read»

'It's good to be slightly crazy'

Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo talks to Jake Kerridge about his latest Harry Hole novel and his lifelong fascination with what makes ordinary people do evil things | Read»