The Telegraph
| Sunday, June 15, 2014 |

7 days

Offspring autumn

A great many Congress scions were defeated in the 2014 elections. Those who won are licking their wounds. BJP politicians' offspring haven't found their place in the sun either. Is it the end of the road for dynasty's child, asks Hemchhaya De | Read»

Cool, catchy vote-catchers

Did a bunch of clever slogans boost the BJP's fortunes at the hustings? Varuna Verma on how hot — and tepid — slogans left their mark on Election 2014 | Read»

The secret meeting

Hillary Clinton's latest book, where she writes about her years as the US secretary of state, hit the stands last week. Here she describes how, after she lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama in 2008, she and the future President came together to give Democrats their final push to the White House | Read»

Mr Scholarship

Virander Singh Chauhan is a leader in malaria research — and is involved in awarding the Rhodes (UK), Inlaks and Felix scholarships. V. Kumara Swamy meets the former long distance runner | Read»

'Ray wanted to make a big Hindi film'

Screenwriter and costume designer Shama Zaidi's work includes films like the classic Garam Hawa (directed by her husband M.S. Sathyu), Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khilari, and all of Shyam Benegal's films right up to his latest television series, Samvidhaan, on the making of the Indian Constitution. At a screenwriting workshop at IIT, Madras, recently, the young participants lapped up her many anecdotes and her blunt, forthright manner of speech. Clad in fashionable palazzos and a long tunic, her white hair cut in a short crop, Zaidi, 76, spoke to Kavitha Shanmugam about her experiences and her oeuvre that spans five decades. Excerpts: | Read»