The Telegraph
Friday , July 31 , 2015

Unlikely allies

The news of the terrorist attack on a police station in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab last Monday morning was to a very large extent overshadowed by two parallel events: the death of the former president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in Shillong and the......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Set free

Sir - An additional sessions court dropped all the charges against the cric... | Read»

Nation first

Sir - The brave soldiers who fought and laid down their lives in Kargil war... | Read»

Fly away

Sir - The sparrow population is vanishing from a number of Indian cities ("... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - The brazen attack on two commuters - a man and his daughter - by an a... | Read»


Home truths

Not everything that a politician says is meant to be taken seriously. When Mamata Banerjee talked of her ambition to transform Calcutta into another London or north Bengal ......   | Read..

Some excuse

What the Syrian dictator, Bashar-al-Assad, has declared in his first public address in a year is a badly-kept secret. He recently admitted before a set of distinguished gue......   | Read..

Joke in the box

Hearing Congressmen harp on endlessly about the silence of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, on issues that are being raised by the Congress, one wonders why the ruling pa......   | Read..

Every true artist is the salvation of every other.... Only artists produce for each other the world that is fit to live in. - D.H. LAWRENCE

A legend in paint
For a work of art to survive time, it has to achieve a delicate balance between image and text. NALA AND DAMAYANTI: A GREAT SERIES OF PAINTINGS OF AN OLD INDIAN ROMANCE ( Niyogi, Rs 2,995), a ......   | Read..
Where gods behave like restless mortals
The eminent littérateur, Buddhadev Bose, voiced a candid confession while translating Kalidasa's Meghaduta from the original Sanskrit into Bengali. He observed, "Notwithstanding th......   | Read..
A short history that is quickly told
The 'true story' unveiled by David Starkey (picture) is quickly told; no 'original' copy of Magna Carta exists, and perhaps never existed. The thirteen handwritten texts made, of which four still e......   | Read..
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