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  1. July 8, 2014

    Disgraced Gowex founder turns to Kipling for solace and guidance

    The disgraced founder of bankrupt Spanish WiFi provider Gowex has written to his former employees to ask for their...

  2. The World

    October 7, 2012

    Republicans see home truths in Afghan book

    Notes from the Heartland In a colonial-style house in Mission Hills, Kansas, a group of Republicans eat Oklahoma barbecue,...

  1. September 5, 2012

    Raise the reward for learning a language

    Learn a language in your lunchtime! That is the enticing invitation pinned up around our office. I have already sent off my...

  2. July 27, 2012

    ‘From the Ruins of Empire’

    From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia, by Pankaj Mishra, Allen Lane, RRP£20, 368...

  3. June 4, 2012

    Italian free-to-air TV: well-balanced diet

    From Mr Fedele Confalonieri. Sir, It is an insult to the entire sphere of Italy’s free-to-air television for Tony Barber...

  4. April 9, 2012

    Correction: Kipling quote

    ● Rudyard Kipling was misquoted in a Lex note on April 3. He had referred to Burma, not Myanmar....

  5. April 2, 2012

    Myanmar: Yangon a minute

    “This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about,” Rudyard Kipling wrote. That remains true today. The...

  6. March 30, 2012

    The old buccaneers

     Silver: Return to Treasure Island, by Andrew Motion, Jonathan Cape, £12.99, 404 pages One fateful day in 1894, Robert Louis...

  7. March 22, 2012

    Robbing selective Peter to pay for collective Paul

    There can be few more bizarre events than the British Budget day. The chancellor has to cram into one hour-long speech,...

  8. March 9, 2012

    Myanmar pushes to save colonial buildings

    Myanmar has imposed a temporary ban on the demolition of buildings over 50 years old in Yangon, in a push to preserve what...

  9. December 2, 2011

    Forgotten treasures

    In March 1889, on his way from Calcutta to San Francisco, Rudyard Kipling spent his one and only evening in Rangoon at the...

  10. December 1, 2011

    The Goldilocks guide to saving the eurozone

    Economic forecasters are being mocked for getting it wrong. It would be more justified to deride those who took the...

  11. October 28, 2011

    Lives of the Novelists

    John Sutherland’s Lives of the Novelists is the fruit of a truly staggering amount of reading – the culmination of half a...

  12. October 21, 2011

    Guilt and glory

    In 1929, two years after he resigned from his job as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell settled, in his mind at least, the...

  13. September 9, 2011

    The Last Pre-Raphaelite

    Looking back at 19th-century Britain, Virginia Woolf called Middlemarch “one of the few English novels written for grown-up...

  14. December 1, 2010

    Cleric sets Qatar a test of faith

    During a recent Friday sermon, Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, arguably the world’s leading scholar of Sunni Islam, uttered a few...

  15. October 30, 2010

    Actually, a leopard can change its spots

    Living in a variety of environments, leopards can develop atypical spot colours and patterns Zoology Actually, a leopard can...

  16. July 7, 2010

    How to keep your head

    Rudyard Kipling said a man should keep his head when all about him are losing theirs and blaming it on him. He might have...

  17. May 25, 2010

    Mediaset chairman defends Berlusconi against 'neocolonialists'

    Silvio Berlusconi's control of Mediaset, Italy's largest commercial broadcaster, is a conflict of interest with his job as...

  18. May 24, 2010

    Mediaset chairman defends Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi’s control of Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, is a conflict of interest with his job as...

  19. May 1, 2010

    Gandhi: Naked Ambition

    Gandhi, pictured in 1946, seated next to his spinning wheel Gandhi: Naked Ambition, by Jad Adams, Quercus £20, FT Bookshop...

  20. February 6, 2010

    Masterful Salinger deserved better

    From Mr Paul Kane. Sir, I thought your obituary on J.D. Salinger was disappointing and missed the mark in conveying much of...

  21. April 25, 2009

    Rothschild Fortune is flourishing

    The late Edmund de Rothschild -"a banker by hobby and a gardener by profession" - would have been proud to see his...

  22. April 7, 2009

    Giving credit for the Great Game

    From Mr Henry S. Bradsher. Sir, Rudyard Kipling does not deserve credit for coining the term “the Great Game” (“Privileged...

  23. March 14, 2009

    Small Talk: Michael Morpurgo

    Award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo, 65, has published more than 100 stories, many of which have been adapted...

  24. March 14, 2009

    Small Talk: Michael Morpurgo

    Award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo, 65, has published more than 100 stories, many of which have been adapted...

  25. November 28, 2008

    Mystery of turtle shell solved

    It sounds like a story missing from Rudyard Kipling's Just So stable, but how the turtle got its sophisticated and elegant...

  26. July 9, 2008

    Beards gain more face time in technical sector

    From Mr Stephen Patriquen. Sir, Rhymer Rigby recycles the current wisdom that “you don't meet many people with proper beards...

  27. June 16, 2008

    Midlands engineers show their mettle

    Veteran Midlands industrialist Brian Cooke regards the ups and downs of the economic cycle with the stoicism of Rudyard...

  28. June 13, 2008

    Midlands engineers show their mettle

    Veteran Midlands industrialist Brian Cooke regards the ups and downs of the economic cycle with the stoicism of Rudyard...

  29. May 5, 2008

    More reflections on six serving men

    From Mr Geoff Gillham. Sir, With reference to Rudyard Kipling and the bankers: I write in support of the important...

  30. May 5, 2008

    More reflections on six serving men

    From Mr Geoff Gillham. Sir, With reference to Rudyard Kipling and the bankers: I write in support of the important...

  31. April 30, 2008

    Kipling also carried universal messages

    From Mr John McInally. Sir, Stefan Stern’s comments on Rudyard Kipling (April 29) really say “Please read the poems...

  32. April 29, 2008

    Kipling's If has a message for today's corporate leaders

    A wise colleague once said: "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you have probably failed to...

  33. April 28, 2008

    Kipling’s wise words

    A wise colleague once said: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you have probably failed to...

  34. March 26, 2008

    Anonymous judging in the EU

    In 1895, Rudyard Kipling wrote: “Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” The US and European...

  35. March 22, 2008

    The Book Doctor: How Books Can Save Your Life

    Dear Book Doctor, My son makes a mess wherever he goes. I know all children do, but I'm a very tidy person and it's driving...

  36. November 28, 2007

    Shabby treatment that 'would grieve any man's heart'

    From Mr P.B.W. Rayment. Sir, Plus ça change? Most people know of Rudyard Kipling's lament for Tommy Atkins (“O, it’s Tommy...

  37. November 10, 2007

    TELEVISION - Karl French

    This afternoon we can look forward to another series of nights at the British Museum as the historical...

  38. The World

    November 6, 2007

    Sarkozy: Beware the glamour of addressing Congress

    Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first invite to address a joint session of Congress. Nicolas Sarkozy will adore...

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