The Telegraph
Sunday , November 9 , 2014

Jadavpur in jeopardy

I am the luckiest and unluckiest of Calcutta academics. My teaching life was divided equally between two premier institutions, Presidency College (as it then was) and Jadavpur University.?...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Stooping low

Sir - The other day, while watching a local Bengali news channel, I got a s... | Read»

Torn apart

Sir - The process of relief and rehabilitation in the devastated coastal di... | Read»


The wall, the fall

It was the power of the German people, not the initiatives of governments or Nato's military strength, that brought down the Berlin Wall...   | Read..
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No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze. Don't you know the devilry of lingering starvation, its exasperating torment, its black thoughts, its sombre and brooding ferocity? Well, I do. It takes a man all his inborn strength to fight hunger properly. It's really easier to face bereavement, dishonour, and the perdition of one's soul - than this kind of prolonged hunger. Sad, but true. And these chaps, too, had no earthly reason for any kind of scruple. - JOSEPH CONRAD