The Telegraph
| Sunday, July 26, 2015 |

7 days

Any Memon would do

Yakub Memon is to hang on July 30. He was convicted for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. But he’s paying the price for his brother Tiger Memon’s sins, says S. Hussain Zaidi

All people know the same truth: our lives consist of how we choose to distort it: Woody Allen | Read»


Resurrecting the Saraswati

The Haryana government is excavating a channel and developing a creek, part of an effort at reviving the Saraswati river mentioned in the Rig Veda. But the project has triggered controversy, writes T.V. Jayan 

The canal - 10 or 12 kilometres long - snakes its way through lush green fields. Seasonal rains have brought work to a temporary halt. But when the labourers get back to it after the monsoon... | Read»


Trustingly, JN

Jawaharlal Nehru’s trust in people was mostly well-placed, but when ill-placed, it brought dire consequences, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi. An extract from a recent book of essays 

His trusting nature, it has been said, was a weakness in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru... There are those who start on the basis that a person can be trusted until shown to be otherwise, and... | Read»


Song sung blue - and not so blue

A new book tells the untold stories behind Bollywood music, with a list of 50 classic Hindi film songs. The authors tell Sonia Sarkar that they tried not to pick the most obvious songs

The boat rocks gently on the rippling waters of the Ganges. Rajesh Khanna, with a glass in hand, looks at Sharmila Tagore as a silhouette of the Howrah Bridge looms behind them. Chingari koi... | Read»


Tales of loss and exile

Stories of loss and displacement were common at the London Indian Film Festival, says Shrabani Basu

In a cold foreign country, a woman in a sari looks at her bodyguards and manages to say one line: "I am hungry". The minders don't understand. In desperation, she mimes the process of... | Read»