The Telegraph
| Sunday, January 17, 2016 |


Black November: Nehru's secret letters

In 1962, China attacked India. At the height of the war, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru feared that the whole of Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland too would pass into Chinese hands. So he wrote two secret letters to US President John F. Kennedy — letters whose existence successive Indian governments have denied. An extract from Bruce Riedel’s new book

The Chinese victory was swift and decisive. By early morning on November 20 the Fourth Division had ceased to exist as an organised combat formation. The PLA (People's Liberation Army) seized the Se La pass and then moved south past the town of... | Read»

The bots revolution

Artificial intelligence is powering personal assistants that order food for you, make restaurant bookings, switch on the geyser or the AC before you reach home — and even help you find your soulmate. Expect more dramatic changes in the years ahead, forecasts Kavitha Shanmugam

You hate the tedium of daily life - booking an Uber cab or a table at a restaurant or paying your direct-to-home TV bills or checking out what the best airline deal you can get for a trip to New... | Read»

Amchi Marathi!

Marathi cinema is on a roll. Smitha Verma explains why

Turn your head in any direction, and you'll see Nana Patekar's familiar face on a poster near you. But the actor is not promoting a Hindi film - it's his Marathi hit Natsamrat Asa Nat Hone Nahi... | Read»

When danger looms

Designer Ritu Kumar has set off on journeys to revive classical crafts, printing and weaves. She talks to Sathya Saran about her projects

The kalamkari screens will not be ignored. Despite the models strutting on the ramp, they catch the eye repeatedly and demand a closer inspection. The soft flowing lines of ink and the... | Read»