Books  /  Published 13.02.19

You’ve got mail: Letters from historical figures

Written History: Letters that Changed the World, By Simon Sebag Montefiore, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Rs 600...
By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Why are women considered indebted to their parents?

Sir — At a recent wedding, the bride did away with the rice-throwing ceremony. This ritual generally takes place when the newly-wed woman is leaving her maternal home; she throws grains of rice behi...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.20

The great cost of human negligence

Sir — It was heartbreaking to read about all the animals that died when a fire tore through a monkey enclosure at the Krefeld Zoo in northwestern Germany at the dawn of the new year. Police suspect ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

Strays deserve cold comfort too

Sir — In the midst of winter, Twitterati found on the social media app a sight that warmed their hearts. A rickshaw driver was giving a ride to a stray dog who had been wrapped in a blanket. The ima...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.19

Be the change, make the world a kinder place

Sir — During the festive season, people are often more charitable than usual. To share their joy with the less fortunate, some people offer food to those begging on the street, or buy wares that the...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

Flower power and gastronomy

Sir — Edible flowers are among the latest trends to have taken the gastronomical world by storm. Be it the batter fried kumror phul, the bok phul fritters or the sojne phuler baati chorchori in Beng...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.19

Jallikattu is a flagrant violation of the law

Sir — Jallikattu or bull-taming is a tradition that goes a long way back in Tamil Nadu. But it is also cruel. Bulls are not only tortured — they are kicked, punched and dragged on the ground — b...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.19

Poor form is being rewarded

Sir — It is curious to see how the selectors as well as the captain of the Indian men’s cricket team, Virat Kohli, keep standing up for Rishabh Pant, in spite of the wicketkeeper-batsman putting u...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

Shell shock: Coconut shells find buyers at an absurd price

Sir — It is incredible that coconut shells are being sold on an e-commerce website for a whopping price of Rs 1,300. Usually, coconuts cost less than Rs 50 per piece. It is even more surprising that...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

Why are we so easy on our legislators?

Sir — Children are often taken to task for not knowing their lessons well. Why, then, are we so easy on our lawmakers who seem to be ignorant of even the basic tenets of the Constitution — secular...
By The Telegraph


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