The Telegraph
| Sunday, October 11, 2015 |

7 days

What's love got to do with it?

Once, young people left their families and homes for love. Now they are leaving their loves for a better home and family. For the young today are casual and calculating when it comes to relationships, say Prasun Chaudhuri and Kavitha Shanmugam

Yash Chopra, the king of romance, would be turning in his grave. Chennai-based Pratap G., 26, is planning to jilt the love of his life and fly off to London to marry a woman his parents have chosen for him. Pratap had pledged to marry his college... | Read»


No brides for farmers

Farmers' sons are finding it tough to get brides - and are hunting for jobs in cities, says V. Kumara Swamy

Ujwala was just 16 when she met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in her village, Waifad, in Maharashtra's Wardha district. But she knew her mind even then. "My parents want me to marry into a... | Read»


Ghost airports

India has 34  airports that are either non-operational or underutilised, where no carrier runs scheduled flights. And the government is building more of them, exclaims Smitha Verma 

It's a bumpy ride on the uneven track leading to Sahnewal airport in Ludhiana. The approach road to the airport has a railway crossing, barely 20 feet from the main gate, where two security... | Read»


A southern clash

A fierce battle is raging in the South India Film Artistes' Association. Kavitha Shanmugam explains what the rumpus is about

The issue was the mass killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Leading stars - including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan - were on a one-day fast at Nadigar Sangam in the heart of Chennai in 2013. But some of... | Read»