The Telegraph
| Sunday, April 20, 2014 |

7 days

Vote for no one

Politicians, be afraid. Instead of voting for a candidate, many disaffected voters nationwide are pressing the button on an option called none of the above (Nota). The number of voters doing so will only climb in the years ahead, warn Kavitha Shanmugam and Prasun Chaudhuri | Read»

Show us the money

The Justice Shyamal Sen Commission, set up to disburse money to investors duped in the Saradha scam, has attended to the complaints of a few lakh small investors. But it still has miles to go even as it deals with complaints that the money distributed so far has come from the public exchequer, says Hemchhaya De | Read»

Mum is the word

Bahujan Samaj Party head Mayawati is fighting with her back to the wall, concludes V. Kumara Swamy after attending one of her rallies in UP | Read»

After 25 years

When Salman Rushdie went into hiding after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini slapped a fatwa against him, writers like Ian McEwan and Martin Amis spoke out in his support. Twenty five years later, what do they say about those days now? Amit Roy reports | Read»

'I will not hold back from making my voice heard'

Hansal Mehta, who's just won the National Award for the best director for his film Shahid, has finally got recognition after 15 years in filmmaking. Now busy in the post-production work of his next film City Lights, Mehta directed Shahid because he was intrigued by the story of Shahid Azmi. Azmi was a lawyer who was gunned down in his chamber in a Mumbai suburb in 2010, two years after he took up the case of 26/11 co-accused Fahim Ansari. Mehta, who worked as a software engineer in Australia before getting into cinema, feels vindicated that his hard work has paid off. The director of Jayate (1999), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000), Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) and Woodstock Villa (2008) tells SONIA SARKAR that he was inspired by Azmi's life. Excerpts: | Read»