The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 3, 2015 |

7 days

Good, baddie, best

The world’s best woman badminton player loves winning, more than the game itself. Manjula Sen reviews the lose-some, come-back-blazing career of Saina Nehwal, who’s now eyeing the next Olympics

Saina Nehwal is all out to prove that genius is 99 per cent perspiration and one per cent inspiration on court 6 at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore. Her immersion in her practice session is akin to a Sufi-like trance: nothing... | Read»

Cuts, bleeps, pauses

Fearful of offending audiences, the courts or the government, TV companies are censoring the irreverent and the racy like never before, says V. Kumara Swamy 

These days, funny man Cyrus Broacha has to do something he has never done before in his professional life - submit the script of his show to his channel for approval. "I am actually tense when... | Read»

Disaster in the time of social media

Thousands of tech-savvy volunteers from across the world have converged — in the virtual world — on the crisis in Nepal. These digital humanitarians are sifting through mountains of data to help traditional humanitarian organisations. T.V. Jayan and V. Kumara Swamy look at their efforts 

Was it just 16 years ago that pigeons were used to transmit messages from Odisha, hit by a devastating supercyclone? Vinod Chandra Menon, a disaster management expert, finds it difficult to believe... | Read»

Tales politicians tell

Indian politicians are lining up to pen their thoughts - and the books are selling like hot cakes, says Smitha Verma

A new government had been ushered in. Narendra Modi was in South Block, the Congress was in a shambles - and Shashi Tharoor had an urgent task at hand | Read»

Shooting star

Kamal Haasan likes to keep his films coming - and fast. Kavitha Shanmugam on the veteran Tamil actor-director whose new film released on Saturday

Kamal Haasan is a man in a hurry. On Saturday, his new film Uttama Villain was released. In the next few months, fans will get to see Papanasam, a remake of a Malayalam hit. Vishwaroopam 2, a... | Read»