The Telegraph
Saturday , November 7 , 2015

A six weeks puzzle

Her voice ended on a note of interrogation. I had written "six weeks" in my landing card for length of stay, and the immigration officer at Heathrow repeated it like a question. " Six weeks?" stressing the first word. It probab......   | Read..

Reaching out to Africa

India hosted the third India-Africa summit, an initiative which started in 2008. The first India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi in 2008 followed by the second su......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Death trap

Sir - The spurt in students committing suicide is shocking. Two students to... | Read»

Money matters

Sir - It is saddening that Durga Puja has now become commercialized, and th... | Read»

Star quality

Sir - Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag recently announced their retirement f... | Read»

Simple tastes

Sir - Notwithstanding the many scams surfacing in Naveen Patnaik's regime, ... | Read»

Huge gaps

Sir - The portions that have been dug up for the installation of sewage pip... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - The assembly polls were supposed to be about development. Instead, th... | Read»


Fear of freedom

It is fun, sometimes, to reflect on images and metaphors that lie hidden in everyday words and phrases. Think of worldwide web and internet. Webs and nets are things to cat......   | Read..

The paradox of vengefulness is that it makes men dependent upon those who have harmed them, believing that their release from pain will come only when their tormentors suffer. - LAURA HILLENBRAND

The festive mood
Music - Angshumitra Dutta
The city of joy recently went overboard with the celebration of the most awaited festival of Bengalis, Durga Puja. If the Pujas start with musical extravaganzas, the festival becomes even more enjo......   | Read..
A body of knowledge
Visual Arts - Rita Datta
Whether she's deified as goddess and mother or demonized as temptress, it's kaya - her mythopoeic body - that determines patriarchal assumptions about women and, thus, of social norms. From inherit......   | Read..
Generous melodies
Music - Payel Sengupta
Apart from the variety and uniqueness, the enriched collection of bandishes from the illustrious Agra Gharana contributed literary value to the world of musicology. Although the versatile doyens of......   | Read..