The Telegraph
| Sunday, July 31, 2016 |


The Unbending Resilience of AFSPA

It has survived calls for abrogation by some of the nation’s foremost political and civil society voices. It has survived an epic protest: last week Manipur’s Irom Sharmila decided to end her 16-year hunger strike to have it scrapped.... | Read»

Jio in Rio

As the largest-ever contingent from India competes in the Olympic Games in Rio, hundreds of thousands of people back home will watch their progress with keen interest. Will they get gold home, grab... | Read»

At 14,000ft, love, and whirlpool wargames

When Indian and Chinese troops bristle over an invisible line on a Ladakh lake

THE WATER is cold where the lovers sit and the lake laps the shores of the stony bank. Their heavy-duty motorcycle is parked on a knoll. In the afternoon the magical blues of the Pangong Tso,... | Read»

Dream run Interrupted

Budhia Singh ran a 65km marathon when he was five and then, slipped into oblivion. What happened to him? Moumita Chaudhuri finds out

In 2006, a five-year-old boy from Odisha ran his way into the Limca Book of Records. Budhia, with his record of completing a 65km run from Puri to Bhubaneswar, remains India's youngest marathon... | Read»

Sexing the Cherry

Not abused. Not going through a phase. Not celibate. Asexuality is a way of being and it is perfectly normal. But ignoring it may not be, writes Upala Sen

Sai Kumar is from Tamil Nadu, Poornima Kumar from Mumbai. They've never met, but this May, upon exchanging hundreds of notes and messages over a period, the two discovered they were kindred and... | Read»

Book a bedside movie

Quite a few films are being turned into novels, but not all for the same reason, writes Avijit Chatterjee

Books are turned into films all the time; films being turned into books, is a different story. Last month, the novelised version of Nagesh Kukunoor's kiddie film Dhanak debuted in bookshops across... | Read»