The Telegraph
| Sunday, November 27, 2016 |


The unravelling of Prashant Kishor

India’s best known power consultant is waging his toughest campaign yet — with and within the Congress. Sankarshan Thakur on what his tenure with the Nehru-Gandhi concern might reveal to us about the state of India’s GOP

You acquire a big field cannon. You wheel it into your war-room and fete around it as your lead weapon for necessary future battles. It’s a cannon that’s proven itself worthy of the battlefield, not once, but both times it has been... | Read»


As the season closes we take stock of the journey of the Hilsa, from shrinking habitat to voracious habit 

• IN THE DOCK: At the mouth of the river begins the afterlife of the beloved Hilsa. Fishing trawlers are offloaded at Namkhana Harbour and the silverware sorted. Fish of the same... | Read»

A class quite apart

Sonia Sarkar reports from Kashmir on efforts by Valley folk to prevent the violent turmoil from derailing children’s education

Winter is closing in on Kashmir. The skies have turned grey, the air ridden with fog, the tall chinars have shed their leaves and stand shivered, the government has moved to Jammu. Winter is a... | Read»


Discovering Marxism was like finding a map in the forest…   I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I’d do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action  
Fidel Castro (1926-2016)

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HAR FIKR KO DHUEN MEIN UDATA CHALA GAYA: A farmer tries to smoke away his anxiety as he awaits custom for his paddy stock in Sanand village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. In rural India where cash... | Read»