The Telegraph
Friday , May 6 , 2016

Elections and naiveté

The Holy Roman Empire - which, according to Voltaire, was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire - lasted for a thousand years. And it took an insatiable Napoleon Bonaparte to bring it to its knees. By comparison, three decades and a half of Left ru......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Dark days

Sir - The murder of a 28-year-old law student, Nazimuddin Samad, has highli... | Read»

Parting shot

Sir - The president of the students' union of Jawaharlal Nehru University, ... | Read»


Heat on

It may not be the biggest forest fire in the last 20 to 25 years, but the burning forests of Uttarakhand and later Himachal Pradesh carry not only destruction in their wake......   | Read..

Ticking off

While there can still be free lunches, there can be no free F-16 fighter jets for Pakistan. In plain terms, that is the message the Congress in the United States of America......   | Read..

A web of lies

We seem to be bombarded with endless news reports and 'stories' that lack substantive empirical evidence. These accounts criticize people and damage reputations based on pe......   | Read..

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. - FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY

Hollow power
Arming without aiming
This is a seminal book with 25 contributions, all Indian except for two from the United States of America and one each from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, excellently put together b......   | Read..
The price of freedom
In 2010, Time magazine ran a cover story on one Bibi Aisha. Forced into in an early marriage, Aisha fled from the house of her in-laws to escape the relentless abuse to which she was subjected. She......   | Read..
Winged messenger
Animal stories can be read as adventures. The hunting chronicles of Jim Corbett are a case in point. They can also be delightful accounts of intimate bonding. The works of Vera Chaplina, the Russia......   | Read..
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