The Telegraph
| Sunday, May 15, 2016 |


One for the road

The electoral drum over prohibition appears short-sighted and self-serving, finds Manjula Sen

All is usually quiet on a Sunday morning in the interiors of Kerala. But May 1 was not. People were out on the streets, all ready to catch a bus that took them from one part of Kerala to another. That's because the ride cut through Tamil Nadu. And... | Read»

Home is where the vote is

Bengali migrants in Kerala are going home to cast their vote. Some, however, are happy to be backing candidates in Kerala, T.V. Jayan discovers

Didi's electoral battle doesn't interest Dilip Kumar Sardar much - the Bengali from South 24-Parganas is more involved in the polls in Kerala. Sardar and his wife, Manju, employed in a tea... | Read»

Meat, militants and Maria

A phone call from the Indian Prime Minister to his Pakistani counterpart. A chief minister who couldn’t stand the sight of goshtaba. And an artist’s memory of 
a Czech woman. Extracts from former bureaucrat S.K. Misra’s memoirs:

Pakistan Prime Minister] Nawaz Sharif, in order to maintain and strengthen the rapport that had developed with the Indian Prime Minister [Chandra Shekhar], suggested that they should talk more... | Read»

What's sex got to do with it?

Global accolades notwithstanding, women indie filmmakers in Bollywood are treated with suspicion by producers, says Sharmistha Ghosal

Have you heard of Anu Menon, who just bagged the award for best director at the London Asian Film Festival for her film Waiting? Do you know of Leena Yadav, whose film Parched has won several... | Read»

Sister courage

Dalbir Kaur fought — valiantly, but vainly — for the release of her brother, Sarabjit Singh, from a Pakistan prison. A biopic on the Punjab farmer may highlight the plight of prisoners on both sides of the border, she tells Avijit Chatterjee 

Lahore, 2008. From a distance, Dalbir Kaur can see her brother, sitting hunched up in his dark and dank cell. She recognises him, even though they haven't met for 18 years - not since he... | Read»