The Telegraph
Saturday , March 22 , 2014

The fear of fascism

I spent most of February in New Delhi, working in the archives, but also meeting friends old and new on the side. Naturally, much of the talk centred on the forthcoming general elections. Writers and activists I know — and sometimes admire — were nervous that the victory of a Narendra Modi-led coali...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Game on
Sir — P.V. Sindhu has made her mark at the international level in badminton (“Sindhu climbs to nint ...  | Read.. 
At war
Sir — Arvind Kejriwal has gone berserk to stay in the limelight. He is now the chief critic of the ...  | Read.. 
Small wonder
Sir — The article, “Small is beautiful” (March 16), provides fresh insight into the commendable ach ...  | Read.. 
Deadly care
Sir — Private ambulances in Patna are playing with the lives of patients. Most of these ambulances do not even have ...  | Read.. 
Brute history
Sir — The Kandhamal nun rape case, the trial of which ended on March 14, still reminds us of the shameful communal violence that Odisha ...  | Read.. 


The poets keep the banging and whimpering for the end of the world. It all began for them, naturally, with the ...   | Read..
A hunger that devoured the world
The self-portraits — there are five — prelude the narrative of Jogen Chowdhury in Cima Gallery’s current show, on till March 29. Even though only one of them is in oil and pho...  | Read.. 
New challenges
Textual traffic within the country in Bengali drama has mainly flowed outwards — translated into other Indian languages. Rarely has it reversed, for Bengali scriptwriters have...  | Read.. 
The texture of life
Contemporary photographers of Iran are, by virtue of the constricting conditions prevailing in that country, debarred from shooting from the hip, so to speak. Photography for ...  | Read.. 
Changing gears to suit the target
For those who have closely followed Mamata Banerjee’s political career, there is no reason to be carried away by her populist...  | Read.. 
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