The Telegraph
Wednesday , May 21 , 2014
 

Finishing line

With time on hand because of a flight delay, the middle-aged man with a professorial appearance on the sofa opposite me at the airport lounge in Copenhagen leaned forward and tentatively ventured to start a conversation. I readily responded. He had obviously tired of surfing the net and I had absorbed whatever was possible from that day’s Financial Times and the rechristened International Herald Tribune, now the international edition of The New York Times, the only English newspapers available in the lounge. ...   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Poll perils
Sir — It was a matter of great misfortune to have been selected for poll duties in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections ...  | Read.. 
 
Left out
Sir — The Left parties, especially the Communist Party of India (Marxist), had flourished in West Bengal ...  | Read.. 
 
Parting shot
Sir — The veteran Odiya film actor and director, Sarat Pujari, passed away recently. He was a versatile actor ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

NEW BATTLES

There are three aspects of the election results in West Bengal that are worth noting...   | Read..
 

BUTTING IN

Although Thailand’s military took the decision to impose martial law ...   | Read..
 

WRONG TURN

Winning elections in India may not always have much to do with a government...   | Read..
 

CLEAN VICTORY

By this time, winning must have become a habit for the chief minister of Odisha...   | Read..
 

LOOKING AWAY

Losers in Indian elections are not often sure whose fault it was. But they still...   | Read..
 
WORDCAGE
 
From humble Servants
I got a flattering email the other day: it called me “your esteemed self...  | Read.. 
LAW
Return of faith
If you’re a Muslim woman struggling to get a divorce, the road has suddenly got easier. More specifically, if you are a non-Muslim who embraced Islam to get married ...  | Read.. 
 
Legal FAQs
Q: My husband expired in August 2013. I have a two-year-old son and am pregnant again. My husband had some property in his name. He also had an LIC policy with his father...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
The censorious said she slept in a hammock and understood Yeats’s poems, but her family denied both stories. — SAKI