The Telegraph
Sunday , February 28 , 2016

The coming of night

The famous declaration of Gopal Krishna Gokhale about what Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow has become an irrelevant cliché. No one seriously thinks of Bengal today as the harbinger of the future in the world of ideas or in any oth......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Look into the matter

Sir - The chief minister of West Bengal periodically increases the salaries... | Read»

Great losses

Sir - Two most prominent writers of our time, Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, p... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - On February 16, the state government set a 90-days deadline for app-c... | Read»


The grand illusion

In a democratic polity, there is nothing more dangerous than an overwhelming majority. The latter creates delusions of power. A government enjoying a majority created throu......   | Read..
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