The Telegraph
| Sunday, August 6, 2017 |


By the Twilight Taken

Santosh Mohan Dev passed away earlier this week, away from the public gaze during his long struggle with illness. There are several others — men who once fronted India’s political stage — that severe physical impairment has pushed to mostly forsaken sidelines. Sonia Sarkar puts together an update

India turns 70 in a little more than a week's time. The five men featured here are all older - one of them passed away just this week. All of these men, in their time, were people of significance; they either dominated the political discourse of... | Read»

Upon a bomb, a flower

Hiroshima remains a monument to what cannot be obliterated

A DECADE is enough for one to forget a city. But I remember Hiroshima well, even though it has been 10 years since I saw it last. In my mind, Hiroshima survives - just as it had survived... | Read»

In an old bottle, a new whine

The new Young Bengal has little in common with its 19th century namesake, save the shadow of intent. Chandrima S. Bhattacharya reports

The year was 1828. Raja Rammohun Roy founded the Brahmo Samaj and firebrand teacher of Hindu College, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, along with a radical group of students that called itself Young... | Read»

Bite, and the killer afterbite

Every year close to three lakh people are bitten by venomous snakes in India; many are rushed to dubious cures. Deadlier than the sting are the layers of superstition and ignorance that abound. Prasun Chaudhuri talks to some rationalists who are working on correctives

When the cobra bit Utpal Mondal, it was close to midnight. "I had stepped out of my hut," says the 32-year-old farm labourer from Poramura village near Canning, the gateway town to the... | Read»