The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 11, 2014 |

7 days

Kill bills

If you get cancer, the chances are high that you'll become a pauper, warn T.V. Jayan and Prasun Chaudhuri, thanks to the soaring costs of cancer drugs and treatment | Read»

Broadcast blues

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar has launched a blistering attack on the government for keeping the nation's public service broadcaster tied to itself. Shuma Raha on how the lack of real autonomy is hobbling Prasar Bharati | Read»

Fair or foul?

Spats between the Election Commission and political parties are not new. But the commission is now in the eye of a storm — it is being accused of having been partisan. Sonia Sarkar looks at the rumpus | Read»

Their toons, our talk

The dubbing of foreign cartoon shows and films in Indian languages — often in the voices of Bollywood stars — has spawned a great demand for dubbing artistes. Velly Thevar tracks the trend | Read»

Oh My God!

The controversy over Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple has divided people, but the temple's future won't be decided for months, Smitha Verma concludes | Read»

'I can never repay these boys for the gift they have given me'

First there was an idea, and then a book — and now a Hollywood film. The idea was high-flying baseball agent J.B. Bernstein's. And it came after a spat with a talented baseball recruit who demanded $1 million even before signing a contract. So Bernstein, who has managed top baseball players, including American legend Barry Bonds, decided he had to find raw talent for baseball. And through a television reality programme a contest was organised across India to find prospective pros. Finally, Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh were selected for training in the US to help them make it to Big League baseball. The two were from poor families and faced a series of problems in the US. But Bernstein nurtured them and, in the process, his life too went through a drastic change. He documented all this in his book Million Dollar Arm, which released as a film — starring Jon Hamm of Mad Men and with music by A.R. Rahman — in India on Friday. In an email interview to V. Kumara Swamy, Bernstein talks about his India experience. Excerpts: | Read»