The Telegraph
Saturday , May 24 , 2014

Quicksilver conversions

We have been eating curry and rice in our hotel room between Venice’s Piazza San Marco, which Napoleon called the “finest drawing room in Europe”, and the rippled waters of the Bacino Orseolo Canal. The hotel restaurant didn’t cook the chicken and mutton curries. A Bangladeshi caterer did, courtesy ...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Sleepless nights
Sir — I am a resident of the Baishnabghata-Patuli Township. The construction of the Metro Railway l ...  | Read.. 
Fall guy
Sir — Ramachandra Guha must be thanked for his meticulous analysis of the rise and fall of the Nehr ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir — It was heartening to note that a division bench of the Calcutta High Court had directed the t ...  | Read.. 
Wish list
Sir — The prime minister-elect, Narendra Modi, promised many things while campaigning ...  | Read.. 
False exit
Sir — The exit polls had become a heated source of discussion prior to the counting of the votes ...  | Read.. 


The door of reform is ajar again. The choice of flinging it open fully depends on the new prime minister, Narendra Modi. But ...   | Read..
When touch leaves an imprint
It may well be sensuous romanticism about clay that inspired an engagement with ceramics and earthenware among the 12 artists who showed their sculptures recently at Maya Art...  | Read.. 
Friendship and violence
Some exceptional work in youth theatre goes unnoticed by the general public, who wrongly believe that young people cannot possibly deliver adultworthy performances. The South ...  | Read.. 
The fragrance of rain on a sultry evening
A passionate vocalist, Pandit Vinayak Torvi has got a rare combination of the Gwalior and Kirana Gharanas in his gayaki. He presented traditional ragas in an unconventi...  | Read.. 
Always follow the rules
Territorial borders and their administration have historically been serious matters for any sovereign nation. Hence, the subj...  | Read.. 
There is considerable hypocrisy in conventionalism. Any thinking person is aware of this paradox; but in dealing with conventional people it is advantageous to treat them as though they were not hypocrites. It isn’t a question of faithfulness to your own concepts; it is a matter of compromise so that you can remain an individual without the constant threat of conventional pressures. — TRUMAN CAPOTE