The Telegraph
Saturday , November 29 , 2014

Avoiding future shock

I write this on a day when the front page of the newspaper reports that a cabinet minister has visited Rajasthan to consult an astrologer. Meanwhile, a back page photograph in the same paper shows the most powerful man in cricket preparing to enter a famous and well-endowed temple in Kerala....   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Ugly words
Sir — It appears as if Didi is under the influence of the likes of Anubrata Mondal, Arabul Islam an ...  | Read.. 
Grave error
Sir— The editorial, “Costly illusion” (Nov 20), is right in saying that Sonia Gandhi unwittingly fa ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir — The attacks on people from the Northeast in Delhi and Bangalore are deplorable, to say the le ...  | Read.. 
Tarnished image
Sir — As revealed by a series of news reports published by The Telegraph, many skeletons hav ...  | Read.. 
Sick state
Sir — It is sad to know that the Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology, one of Patna’s state-run ho ...  | Read.. 
Parting shot
Sir — The festival season is over. Winter is on its way. But the people of Patna are being held to ...  | Read.. 


The word ‘protest’ has undergone a total makeover in West Bengal. History suggests that public protests, in the form of ralli...   | Read..
Raising important questions
Bengali theatre continues to raise probing political questions — its hallmark since Nildarpan. It finds an ally in the dramatic canon of eastern Europe, whose long expo...  | Read.. 
Perfect blend
Mangalacharan, the charitable institution for supporting and promoting artists, organized Mangalacharan Sangeet Sammelan at Rabindra Sadan recently. It was an honest ef...  | Read.. 
A legend and a home away from home
There are only a handful of dancers who are capable of lending depth and dignity to their performances. The legendary Bharatnatyam exponent, choreographer, researcher, scholar...  | Read.. 
Take the right decisions
Recently, the Supreme Court, in a public interest litigation filed by the human rights organization, People’s Union for Civil...  | Read.. 
How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but — mainly — to ourselves. — JULIAN BARNES