The Telegraph
Saturday , January 2 , 2016

The forgotten twin

The old Chinese saying, "The mountains are high and the emperor is far away", comes to mind in Kunming. One misses Beijing's bustle and Shanghai's sophistication in Yunnan's capital. But Kunming's wide eight-lane avenues, brilliant illum......   | Read..

Rage against the machine

Air accidents, in aviation jargon, broadly fall under two categories: avoidable and unavoidable. If the individual at the controls fails at his job, the resultant accident ......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

No reason to be proud

Sir - Calcutta's metro rail service is considered the city's pride. Thus, i... | Read»

Great waste

Sir - The editorial, "Riding high" (Dec 18), rightly points out that bullet... | Read»

Shining star

Sir - The news report, "Govt officer wins gender war"(Dec 19), was inspirin... | Read»

Deadly pace

Sir -While appreciating the police's role in enforcing helmets for two-whee... | Read»

Alarm bells

Sir - The state government must look at the reasons behind the deterioratio... | Read»


Capital shy, capital dry

Capital abandoned and abandoned by capital - the similarities in words notwithstanding, the differences between the two phrases are huge and immeasurable. The differences a......   | Read..

You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel. - ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

The unceasing journey of life
Visual Arts - Ratnabir Guha
It is difficult to write a convincing account of the oeuvre of Paresh Maity without being reductive. As an artist, Maity effortlessly oscillates between watercolours and oils, the realist and the a......   | Read..
Bold adaptations
Theatre - Ananda Lal
Nandikar's 32nd National Festival saw a marked increase in local participation by Bengali groups: 13 of the 22 shows on display. Budgetary constraints forced the reduction of visiting troupes, whic......   | Read..
Beauty, melancholy and the festive mood
Music - Angshumitra Dutta
Shaili Academy of Vocal Instrumental Music had organized a felicitation of the sitar maestro from Maihar Gharana, Pandit Manoj Shankar, on his 80th birthday at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium in ICCR. ......   | Read..