The Telegraph
Saturday , April 18 , 2015

Reviving the dead letter

Thirty years ago this fortnight, the Supreme Court passed its famous judgment in the Shah Bano case. A Muslim man had divorced his wife and stopped providing for her maintenance. The brave woman fought the injustice all the way to the highest cour......   | Read..

A new balance of power

The Constitution of India provides for a certain balance of power and resources between the Centre and the states. Are the respective shares just and fair, or should more p......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Sorry sight

• Sir - Calcutta goes to the municipal elections today. Over the past few d... | Read»

Too late

• Sir - "A tale of two prime ministers" (April 11), by Harsh V. Pant, is ti... | Read»

Parting shot

• Sir - Kailash Satyarthi made history by winning the Nobel prize for peace... | Read»

Blind spot

• Sir - The debate over free speech as opposed to State regulation is quite... | Read»

Parting shot

• Sir -The health department had launched a special drive to nab doctors of... | Read»

Shameful neglect

• Sir - The death of three women within hours of undergoing caesarean secti... | Read»


Hillary bold

American road movies usually end in anarchy. This is even truer when the person behind the wheel is female. So, when Hillary Clinton chose to hop into a car and drive throu......   | Read..

If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new. We are told that the oldest inhabitants in Peru do not cease to be agitated by the earthquakes, but they probably see beyond each shock, and reflect that there are plenty more to come. - GEORGE ELIOT

Familiar tunes and sweet voices
Swara Samrat Festival, presented by Sreeranjini and Behala Sanskritik Sammilani, was a four-day musical journey that offered different shades of classical music to the music lovers of the city...   | Read..
Stories from other shores
One sees hope in our English-language theatre taking up challenging contemporary texts from abroad. Few have attempted Peter Handke's genre-breaking work, so the Seagull Books-Max Mueller Bhavan pr......   | Read..
The old with the new
Visual Arts
It's no surprise that having spent around 60 of his 80 years as an artist, Bipin Goswami would have a steady presence at shows across the city, and mainly because of his bronzes. Of course, recogni......   | Read..