The Telegraph
| Sunday, November 29, 2015 |

7 days

Putting up the big Modi show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overseas dos are well-managed and choreographed events. But they involve months of planning, money, sustained build-up to the event, organisational skills and management of disparate groups of Indian diaspora, say V. Kumara Swamy and Sonia Sarkar

The goal of "UK Welcomes Modi", the organiser of a huge reception for the Indian Prime Minister at Wembley Stadium, London, was clear - it had to deliver the "loudest, greatest and most vibrant welcome" that Narendra Modi had... | Read»


Did the husband know?

On August 25, Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive, was arrested in Mumbai on charges of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora. Her husband, Peter Mukerjea — former owner of INX Media, which ran NewsX television channel — was arrested last week. But is there a case against him? Velly Thevar and Smitha Verma sought the views of senior lawyers  

Y.P. Singh | Read»


On the crest of a wave

Surfing the sea is catching on among urban Indians. Clubs are training people, while festivals and competitions draw crowds, says Varuna Verma

Turn off the National Highway 17, which connects Mangalore to Udupi, and you drive into the lush, coconut tree-lined fishing village of Kodi Bengre. This is where Tushar Pathiyan and Ishita... | Read»


Bongs on song

Many of the composers of Hindi film songs today are from Bengal or are Bengalis. Life has come full circle, points out Moumita Chaudhuri

While listening to Hindi film music on your FM radio, you may suddenly stop in your tracks. Is that a Hindi or Bengali channel, you'd think. What are all these names - Bhattacharya, Moitra,... | Read»