The Telegraph
| Sunday, September 20, 2015 |

7 days

Who's afraid of Lalu Prasad? Bihar

As the Bihar elections draw near, a Lalu scare seems to be gripping the state. Will chief minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) fare better if it fights the Assembly elections on its own, as some observers claim? Perhaps not, concludes Debaashish Bhattacharya

Mohammad Hasim admires Nitish Kumar, but does not think that the twice-elected Bihar chief minister will be allowed to pull off a hat trick. "Nitish has done so much for Bihar but he has made a big mistake by joining hands with Lalu,"... | Read»


The new killer

Earlier seen as a disorder afflicting the aged, strokes are now disabling more and more young Indians, warns T.V. Jayan

Amit Aggarwal was with his father, visiting a customer for their apparel store in Calcutta, when he suffered a stroke. He was 22. Sandeep Kumar, the son of a Calcutta businessman, returned home... | Read»


Kissing Winnie Cooper

British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar - better known as the astrophysicist Raj in The Big Bang Theory - thought of Winnie Cooper of The Wonder Years when he first kissed at the age of 12. Years later, on being told that he would get to smooch the real Winnie on the sets, he thought it meant only one thing: that God was real. An extract

New Delhi, 1993. I was twelve years old and I had two great loves in my life. The first was Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years. Cable had just come to India and I was obsessed with Small... | Read»


Love, death - and Bollywood

Film director Srijit Mukherji talks to Sharmistha Ghosal about his next movie on Calcutta’s underworld, his new role as an anchor of a TV show and a planned biopic on stage actress Noti Binodini

Srijit Mukherji walks in, limping a little. After four months in bed, nine operations and procedures for skin grafting, Bengal's most celebrated director is back with a bang. | Read»