The Telegraph
Saturday, February 24, 2018


Two Indias

The great scholar, A.L. Basham, who called himself "a friendly mleccha", once accused me of exaggerating the problem of untouchability in one of my regular newspaper columns. He was then head of the Department of Asian Civilization at th......   | Read..

Eye on England

Family affair...   | Read..

Rhythm and resonance

An exceptional platform, an elegant stage, a legacy of musical heritage, the Dover Lane Music Conference, with a glorious past of 65 years, has all the qualities needed to ......   | Read..

Continuing relevance

Girish Karnad's best-known political dramas prove their continuing relevance in faithful Bengali productions. Does mankind learn anything from historical precedents? Of cou......   | Read..

The magic returns

True to her word, Jennifer Heemstra (picture) comes back to Calcutta at judiciously spaced intervals to keep her tryst with the city. The first concert of hers this year wa......   | Read..
Letters to the Editor

Bad habit

• Sir - The growing number of hookah parlours and microbreweries in Calcutt... | Read»

The little things

• Sir - The article, "When small is big" (Feb 18), by Gopalkrishna Gandhi m... | Read»

Not necessary

• Sir - The editorial, "Pandora's box" (Feb 15), hit the nail on the head. ... | Read»

Sad miss

• Sir - It was imprudent of the West Bengal goverment to not telecast the p... | Read»

Delicious dish

• Sir - Surveys show that the traditional English breakfast is fast losing ... | Read»


Hidden in the tongue

On International Mother Language Day, it might be worthwhile to mark changes of meaning and expression to discern shifts in power structures...   | Read..

Mean Machines

Don't bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks l......   | Read..

Death by choice

In a corner of Mumbai, an old man and a woman are eagerly waiting for - in fact looking forward to - a visit from the Grim Reaper. Iravati and Narayan Lavate, she is 78 and......   | Read..
bullet He who cannot be named
bullet Taking a break
bullet Backroom boys
bullet Wonder days
Living with the bees
THE HISTORY OF BEES By Maja Lunde, Simon & Schuster, Rs 550...   | Read..
The original vagabond
WHY DYLAN MATTERS By Richard F. Thomas,William Collins, Rs 599...   | Read..
Straight from the hot seat
VIEWS FROM THE FRONT ROW By Derek O'Brien,HarperCollins, Rs 499...   | Read..
A friend of creatures great and small
I remember Mr Pickersgill well. In spite of his Wodehousean name, he was not quite a creation of the comic genius. Pickersgill was a Yorkshire farmer, a species that James Herriot, who died on this......   | Read..
Paperback Picking

Their secret tales

Enjoyable in parts
First things first: it is always desirable that people organizing tributes be careful about the sensitivities that go into making an evening a memorable one. So, when Purobi paid tribute to the leg......   | Read..
A myriad reflections
Visual Arts
It's a pleasant surprise to see that Reflection of Another Day or RAD has survived a quarter century and, going by its recent Annual at Birla Academy, has even thrived. Not only were there 30 parti......   | Read..
Eternal charm
The four day music festival organized by Behala Sanskritik Sammilani in association with The Telegraph evoked the city's love for Indian classical music. Along with the eminent names, young vocalis......   | Read..