The Telegraph
Friday , May 8 , 2015
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Doubts and divisions

Late last month, while waiting in the lobby of a Central London hotel, I was buttonholed by a Greek gentleman and asked whether I too was part of the St George's Day lunch being held in the premises. He was in a very jolly mood after what appeared......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Feelings count

Sir - In the light of increasing emotional stress and discomfort affecting ... | Read»

Dream merchant

Sir - Narendra Modi's rhetoric of achche din has become the butt of politic... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - These days, Bengali parents take great pride in saying that their chi... | Read»


Just in time

Star quality is a rare gift, as unmistakable as it is indefinable. Salman Khan can, according to one of his outstandingly gifted colleagues in the Mumbai film world, turn a......   | Read..

Choose the best

Some people find it difficult to accept that the "Indian" cricket team they cheer is not actually the Indian cricket team. It is a team that is selected by, and r......   | Read..

Come back to life

There has been an assurance from the government that the handloom sector will continue to be protected against the onslaught of the powerloom production. ...   | Read..

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. - GLORIA STEINEM

Mammoth tale
Elephant knowledge
Thomas R. Trautmann rightly observes that the elephant has suffused the life and imagination of Indians in all periods. In this respect, it outshines its chief competitors - the lion and the tiger....   | Read..
Look back in anger
When you meet "I am a communist not a gentleman" Ashok Mitra in his book-lined study, you encounter, as is to be expected, fiery conversation, bracing opinions, caustic wit, but also warm......   | Read..
Takes two to tango
This reporter's book, six years in the making, has been meticulously researched through documentation and interviews with Chinese and Pakistani officials, many of whom spoke on conditions of anonym......   | Read..
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