The Telegraph
| Sunday, July 19, 2015 |

7 days

The rape wars

Crimes against women are on the rise — but so are the number of false rape cases women are filing against men. Men’s groups are, predictably, up in arms. Is this just a backlash against women asserting their rights or does it reflect a more serious problem, wonders Varuna Verma

Avadhesh Yadav hanged himself to death in his house last February. In a note, the 25-year-old manager at Yes Bank, Jhansi, said he'd decided to kill himself because he couldn't bear to see his partially-paralysed father and brother being called... | Read»


Go set a sequel

Harper Lee's new book turns the spotlight on the revival of popular characters. Manjula Sen looks at whether prequels and sequels are successful

The uncompromisingly private J.D. Salinger was not one to take trespassers lightly. When he heard someone was going to spin new tales about his adolescent anti-hero Holden Caulfield, the author... | Read»


Where's my home?

Several elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease have disappeared from their homes. Many of them are never found. The problem will only get more acute, warns Avijit Chatterjee

Ved Prakash Singhal was out in the garden as always, pottering around and watering the pots. And then, suddenly, he was not there anymore. | Read»


It's review time, folks

The British government’s bid to reform the BBC has kicked up a rumpus — leading to egg on the faces of some of the Beeb’s celebrity supporters, says Amit Roy 

There is homespun wisdom in the old English saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Most people around the world would agree that the British Broadcasting Corporation is one of the... | Read»


Now you Sami, now you don't

Adnan Sami’s song Bhar do jholi which he sang for Salman Khan’s new release Bajrangi Bhaijaan has kicked up a storm. Sonia Sarkar meets the composer-cum-singer 

The verses of the Quran follow me from every corner of the house as I walk up to Adnan Sami's living room in his sprawling duplex apartment at Lokhandwala in Mumbai. "This is the background... | Read»