The Telegraph
Saturday , April 23 , 2016

Stone of contention

The most appropriate present India could give Queen Elizabeth for her orgy of 90th birthday parties is not more Darjeeling tea, organic honey, Tanchoi stoles or massively carved sandalwood Taj Mahals but a bargain. Britain must promise always care......   | Read..

A strong foundation

The US-India defence ties have taken another small step towards consolidation with the visit of the secretary of defence of the United States of America, Ashton Carter, to ......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Tough task

• Sir - The Union environment ministry's new rules for solid waste manageme... | Read»

Late for work

• Sir - I travel every day from Dum Dum to Kankinara on the Naihati local t... | Read»

Poor service

• Sir - Banks re-opened at the beginning of April after a long spell of hol... | Read»

Shifting loyalties

• Sir - The manner in which the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Himanta Bisw... | Read»

All are welcome

• Sir - On April 14, the state government expanded its Aahaar scheme, openi... | Read»

Shoddy business

• Sir - Nitish Kumar is reported to have stated that Bihar was never a cent... | Read»

Quick change

• Sir - The chief minister of Bihar has apparently given a call for a sangh... | Read»


Gem on a crown

Time obviously hangs heavy in the lives of some Indians. Otherwise, they would not stir up a fuss over a diamond. The concerned diamond is, of course, the Koh-i-Noor, which......   | Read..

Nothing is mightier than our why, nothing stands above it, because in the end there is a why to which no answer is possible. In fact, from why to why, from one step to the next, you get to the end of things. And it is only by travelling from one why to the next, as far as the why that is unanswerable, that man attains the level of the creative principle, facing the infinite, equal to the infinite maybe. So long as he can answer the why he gets lost, he loses his way among things. - EUGÈNE IONESCO

A still centre and vibrant peripheries
Visual Arts
Few Indian artists have been as unselfconsciously Indian and universal at once as Syed Haider Raza, now 94 and still active. Indeed, his recent solo show at Akar Prakar, titled Nirantar, had s......   | Read..
The rhythmic universe
Santoor Ashram, a philanthropic organization teaching music, and Tollygunge Club presented a delightful musical evening on March 18 at the Tolly Club lawns. The trio of Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor)......   | Read..
Evocative performances
Art knows no boundaries, and when different kinds of art blend seamlessly, a new form is created. Tauryatrikam was the result of one such synthesis. Music, dance and theatre were blended ......   | Read..