The Telegraph
| Sunday, June 8, 2014 |

7 days

A whole new ball game

Brazil is being painted green and yellow as it waits for the biggest sporting spectacle on this planet to begin on Thursday. And while some people are seeing red, Shobhan Saxena reports from Sao Paulo that most Brazilians are rallying behind their country | Read»

Fever pitch

The Chatterjees are all ready. They have carefully placed packets of puffed rice in their suitcases, along with boxes of tea. "We hear tea is exorbitant in Brazil," Pannalal Chatterjee, 81, frets. He and his 79-year-old wife, Chaitali, are off to Brazil with three friends. World Cup football starts on June 13, and the Kidderpore residents are not going to miss the fun and the game. | Read»

Die and do

BJP leader Gopinath Munde's death on a lean news day led to television channels launching a relentless hagiographic coverage of his life. Varuna Verma examines how dying at the right time can transform a person's after-death image | Read»

Agony and ecstasy

If you suffer from chronic pain, help is at hand. Smitha Verma writes that super-speciality pain clinics have come up in the country offering a raft of advanced pain-relief solutions | Read»

'Mainstream films are absolutely unbearable'

The agonised muddy face of Aishwarya Rai stares down at us from a poster of Mani Ratnam's Raavan. Another poster features a pensive woman, against the backdrop of a larger photograph of a Kathakali dancer. This is Suhasini Mani Ratnam, and the poster is from her award winning film Vanaprastham. | Read»