The Telegraph
Monday , May 5 , 2014

Time of transitions

The first round of the presidential election in Afghanistan raises cautious hopes for the country’s future, with impressive voter participation at around 60 per cent, including that of women at around 35 per cent, and the Taliban’s failure to disrupt the elections to the extent feared, given that ju...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Titular head
Sir — In “Chair by accident” (April 28), S.L. Rao refers to the accusation that Sanjaya Baru’s book ...  | Read.. 
Puppet show
Sir — Politics is omnipresent. Poets, artists, academics — everyone is keen to have a taste of powe ...  | Read.. 


There has been many a call to the daughter of Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics, but all have failed till now; she is happy to e...   | Read..


How would the women of India look if the police were to design their clothes? There has been more than one demonstration of t...   | Read..
Costly Lesson
With due apologies to God, Voltaire and the Ukrainians, I must point out that if Ukraine did not exist, it would not be neces...  | Read.. 
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