A case for the defense
The PMO stoutly defends the Sakhya Vahini project and those behind it, asserting that all the charges against it ar unfounded.
Unity, diversity and identity
According to some, our #1 priority is to be whipped in with that cream called 'the American way of life'. Or else, we face a future that includes xenophobia and isolation, says Reeta Sinha.
A security threat
The US could use Sankhya Vahini to intercept India's strategic and scientific secrets, say critics.
East is East opens to mixed reviews
Om Puri's performance is praised but the film itself received a mixed response.
Zakir on a new track
Hussain, L Shankar and others are part of a new show that melds philosophy with music and drama.
Denial of service
The RSS and others feel that Vajpayee should shelve Sankhya Vahini, the superfast data network backed by CMU. George Iype investigates the matter.
Bhopal should never happen again
A survivor of the Union Carbide tragedy in Bhopal remembers, 15 years later
House panel approves hi-tech visa bill
The bill will allow an unlimited number of H-1B visas to be issued over the next three years for hi-tech foreign workers. But critics say some provisions are unfair to technology companies.
Acting IMF chief upbeat about India's growth prospects
For the first time, the International Monetary Fund has forecast for India a "significantly higher" annual growth rate than the current 6.75 per cent in the light of its untapped growth potential and the momentum of its "cautious" economic reform.
The write idea
From a tiny Web site that owes it origins to an email group started by ex-IIM Calcutta guys, sulekha.com today gets about one million hits a month. As founder Satya Prabhakar explains, 'When you let people talk, you hold them back into the community. The amount of stickiness that we have for our site is extraordinary.'
US will face shortfall of 850,000 IT workers over next year
The demand for IT workers in the States over the next 12 months will increase to about 1.6 million, according to a study, 'Bridging the Gap: IT Skills for a New Millennium,' just released by the Information Technology Association of America.
Jhumpa Lahiri wins Pulitzer
Her Interpreter of Maladies has been awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making her perhaps the first Indian to win the prestigious US prize.
Dance ballet with Balamurali comes to Cincinnati
The ballet features a fusion of several styles of Indian classical dance known for their richness of expression, rhythm and costumes.
Stand up and be counted, Indians told
'It is our moral responsibility to participate in the census. In a democracy, numbers count. If you want to be heard, numbers count,' said Piyush C Agarwal, chairman of the Census 2000 Advisory Committee on Asian Population.
The spectre of imagined suffering
Any honest assessment of the Indian immigrant experience, especially in the 1990s, must conclude that the spectre of suffering that we are asked to beware of is mostly imaginary. Nobody is out to get us, even if there were an us in the first place, says Ashwin Mahesh.