The Telegraph
Saturday , February 8 , 2014

The sick state of India

In the late 1980s, the demographer, Ashish Bose, coined the term ‘BIMARU’, an acronym bringing together those states of the Indian Union which had low per capita incomes and literacy rates on the one side, and high levels of infant mortality and malnutrition on the other. BI stood for Bihar; MA for ...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Beloved memorial
Sir — Victoria Memorial is one of Calcutta’s historic monuments that bring forth childhood memories ...  | Read.. 
Capital idea
Sir — The Medical Council of India must be congratulated for instructing doctors to write prescript ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir — The road mishap that killed two people on the Basanti Highway was shocking (“Mother son drown ...  | Read.. 
High hopes
Sir — Successive surveys conducted by different agencies have shown that Narendra Modi is all set to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party to an unprecedented victory ...  | Read.. 
Fingers crossed
Sir — Some steps must have been taken to ensure that the elections to the four seats of the Rajya Sabha, held on February 7, were free and fair. ...  | Read.. 


a passport. This travel document is taken as the definitive proof of a person’s national identity. Simple common sense woul...   | Read..
Breaking down boundaries
When an artist’s career spans several decades as the 90-year-old K.G. Subramanyan’s does, it is bound to have several phases of change, when his ideas, style, materials used a...  | Read.. 
Realistic depth
New groups are making their presence felt in Bengali theatre, preparing the ground for the future. Their work includes two dramatizations of classic fiction. Nautanki, already...  | Read.. 
Bursts of brilliance
An evening of paying homage to the late sarod maestro, Ustad Bahadur Khan, at the Science City auditorium resulted in the classical music lovers in the city getting to liste...  | Read.. 
An unfinished revolution
Egypt reached a historical milestone as the country marked the third anniversary of the Tahrir revolution on January 25 that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian dictator who ruled Egypt for almost 30 years. The anniversary was marked by bomb blasts, ...  | Read.. 
Her image had passed into his soul for ever and no word had broken the holy silence of his ecstasy. Her eyes had called him and his soul had leaped at the call. To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life! A wild angel had appeared to him... an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all the ways of error and glory. — JAMES JOYCE