The Telegraph
Thursday , May 8 , 2014
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Politics of the sacred

Indians love premature celebrations almost as much as they seem to like disappointment. Any world cup final in cricket in which India has been a contender will suffice as a case study: the victorious dances the moment the match begins, and, then, when it is lost, the familiar, subdued return to reality to which, too, Indians are addicted...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Fear factor
Sir — The interior minister of Pakistan, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, claimed that if Narendra Modi get ...  | Read.. 
Deadly tracks
Sir — The derailment of the Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train in the Raigad district of Maharashtra o ...  | Read.. 


The tussle has been longish, and very revealing. The Supreme Court has struck down a law that required the Central Bureau of ...   | Read..


Ideally, Thailand should be the beacon for democracies the world over. Its constitutional court has ruled that the country’s ...   | Read..
The knives are out
What will happen to young Almira now, after all the slashings and the bombing at railway stations recently? Will the pretty 2...  | Read.. 
Waiting for changes across the border
For a change, politics in Bangladesh is not focused on the battling Begums but on something across the borders that might affect their fortunes. Parties and citizens are looki...  | Read.. 
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