The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 1, 2016 |



Only 18 per cent of the five million software developers in India are women, says a recent study. But Varuna Verma finds that change is coming, riding a slew of measures

Two months after having her second child, Ashwini Asokan was back travelling, looking for investors for her technology start-up. After one such meeting in Chennai, where Asokan spent four-and-a-half hours with an investor, she went into the next... | Read»

Posts, hashtags, action

Universities across India are on the boil. And chronicling every ripple are students armed with smartphones and tablets. Prasun Chaudhuri reports

Ria De didn't want Koonal Duggal to suffer the way Rohith Vemula did. So, the moment she heard that Duggal, a Dalit research scholar at the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) in... | Read»

No mean feet

Shah Rukh Khan may have tweeted about her, but gymnast Dipa Karmakar is modest about her achievements. And though she hopes to meet the actor one day, she tells Sharmistha Ghosal that her focus right now is on the Rio Olympic Games 

There are no second glances, no whispers or requests for selfies. Nobody recognises Dipa Karmakar - who made history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics - as she... | Read»

On a different note

How did a famine bring together a PM and a musician? What happened when Jawaharlal Nehru challenged Yehudi Menuhin to do a perfect headstand? And why did a young genius make a hash of his anatomy class? A biography of Zubin Mehta, who turned 80 on Friday, looks back. An extract

In 1951, a famine devastated India and the world community expressed alarm and compassion. The famous violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, contacted Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, volunteering to perform... | Read»

'I think we are very easily riled as a country right now'

A TV show, a slew of charitable projects, some heavy-duty green 
advocacy, a production house and a just-canned Iranian film, Dia Mirza is like 
this only, says Velly Thevar

In 1986 an Englishman called Dennison Berwick walked the length of the Ganges and wrote about his experience in his book, A Walk Along the Ganges. Berwick critiqued the Indian culture and... | Read»