The Telegraph
| Sunday, February 15, 2015 |

7 days

The hunger games

Actors are starving themselves in Bollywood and elsewhere in the celluloid world to lose weight. Fitness experts tell Velly Thevar and Smitha Verma that these yo-yo diets can harm them

The Tamil film I hit the headlines for a host of reasons last month. One, of course, was the fact that it had garnered Rs 55.6 crore within the first three days of its release. But another reason was its hero - Vikram. The immensely popular star... | Read»


Have money, can prescribe

The capitation fees that many private medical colleges charge are in the spotlight again. Varuna Verma looks at the rumpus

Corruption in India's private medical industry is not exactly unheard of. But the arc lights have again been cast on the murky dealings. | Read»


'Some parts of the Mahabharata are boring'

The last two volumes of a 10-book translation of the Mahabharata by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy have just been published. The economist tells V. Kumara Swamy there were times when the translation work wasn't pleasant

The old building is being given a makeover. The erstwhile Planning Commission - now known as the National Institution for Transforming India or Niti Aayog - is getting ready to greet the Prime... | Read»


MountainMemories

The death of an actor in Calcutta has triggered memories of the making of a Satyajit Ray film. Rakhee Roy Talukdar talks to the film's actors

The death of an actor in Calcutta has triggered memories of the making of a Satyajit Ray film. Rakhee Roy Talukdar talks to the film's actors | Read»