The Telegraph
Friday , April 4 , 2014

The compleat economist

I have always been bothered, if not baffled, by the expression, ‘economist’s economist’. Once you claim to be an economist you become a member of the collective profession. Such members confer and share views and ideas among themselves, often spend time whispering salacious gossip about colleagues —...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Poison tongue
Sir — The editorial, “Get tougher” (April 1), talks about the rise in the instances of hate speech ...  | Read.. 
Invisible face
Sir — I was born in the 1950s. I have always wondered why most people of my generation adored the a ...  | Read.. 


Between one government and the next, a democracy needs a magic interlude. Else there would be no free and fair vote. The inte...   | Read..


It might be a shudder before the end, or the rumblings of a fresh start. But there is no doubt that the latest move of the Pa...   | Read..
Weather many storms
The single most distressing fact in present-day India is that political discourse has been reduced to slanging matches. It is...  | Read.. 
But he stays by the window, remembering that life. They had laughed. They had leaned on each other and laughed until the tears had come, while everything else — the cold and where he’d go in it — was outside, for a while anyway. — RAYMOND CARVER
The third eye
A Strange Kind of Paradise: India through foreign eyes By Sam Miller, Pe...  | Read.. 
Contortions on the Hidden Jade Path
The Valley of Amazement By Amy Tan, Fourth Estate, £12.99...  | Read.. 
A lady of privilege John Julius and Diana, Chantilly, c. 1949
Diana Cooper, author of the letters in this book, was born to privilege. Sh...  | Read.. 
Between the lines
The News: A User’s Manual By Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, Rs 699...  | Read.. 
Paperback Picking
Strong links with the past