The Telegraph
| Sunday, November 1, 2015 |

7 days

Beware, you may have digitial amnesia

If you’re hooked on your smartphone, the chances are that you won’t remember lots of things. Indeed, surveys back the point, says Varuna Verma 

Satish Nair looked like a zombie when he walked into C.J. John's cabin at Kochi's Medical Trust Hospital. The 35-year-old software professional had met with a minor motorbike accident. He had a few cuts and bruises - which had been tended to. | Read»


A capital matter

Andhra’s proposed new capital Amaravati will have swanky buildings, boulevards, water parks, gardens, golf courses, bridges and a waterfront. But the project’s critics describe it as a pipe dream, says V. Kumara Swamy 

For Satyanarayana Cherukuri, 57, a Vijayawada-based archery coach, the target was simple - to showcase the history and culture of his truncated state, even if it meant spending Rs 25 lakh out of... | Read»


The gangster with nine lives

Chhota Rajan has been arrested in Indonesia. But he has a record of escaping justice, notes Velly Thevar

For all the hoopla about gangster Chhota Rajan - so called to distinguish him from his former patron Rajan Nair alias Bada Rajan - not everyone is sure that he'll be brought to justice in India... | Read»


Gang war and peace at London fest

The man in Aligarh is humming to himself, returning home in a rickshaw at night. The rickshaw-puller helps him with his shopping bags and takes them upstairs to his flat. Minutes later, all hell... | Read»


The dunes are alive with the sound of music

At the ninth edition of Jodhpur Riff, music was not the only talking point — preservation of heritage was riding high, says Smitha Verma

It is unusual for a music festival to talk about pastoral communities. But if the festival happens to be Jodhpur Riff, earlier called the Rajasthan International Folk Festival, it should come as no... | Read»