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December 23, 2003

'Bhujbal's resignation has nothing to do with Telgi scam'
'It was Bhujbal who took the initiative to set up the Special Investigation Team, which is probing the Telgi scam,' says NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

'You must have passion and curiosity'
Writer Susanna Moore talks to Arthur J Pais.

December 22, 2003

'My idealism is grounded in reality'
`There are times when the unfairness of a situation can become daunting. The task is not to be swept away by this, because even small steps make a difference in the end,' says Rhodes Scholar Pooja Kumar.

December 16, 2003

'CBI is moving in top gear'
'There is no question of buckling under pressure. CBI does not work in that manner,' says former CBI Director P C Sharma.

December 11, 2003

'Telgi doesn't easily volunteer information'
'Telgi was tested HIV positive before he was arrested by the Bangalore police and not in jail,' says Karnataka Additional Director General of Police R Sri Kumar.

November 24, 2003

'We have driven people out of Bihar'
'Many people have this perception that Biharis are abnormal people,' says director Prakash Jha.

'I've learnt the art of playing on a sticky wicket'
'I have always felt the BJP is extremely poor in governance. Whatever their main strength has been to communalise the electorate,' says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.

November 20, 2003

Exclusive: 'Police want to eliminate Telgi'
'The likelihood he may get out of the legal process has driven them to eliminate him,' alleges Telgi lawyer M T Nanaiah.

'Jogi is a master of deception'
'You don't have to scratch the surface to know who has orchestrated all this,' says Dilip Singh Judeo.

'I want to make Delhi a truly international city'
'Our greatest achievement is clean air,' says Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit.

November 19, 2003

'The whole Constitution goes for a six'
'What is to prevent the speaker of the assembly finding somebody guilty and sentencing to death and immediately ordering execution through a warrant by the speaker?' asks The Hindu Editor-in-Chief N Ram.

November 14, 2003

'Telgi case has demoralised Mumbai police'
'Maharashtra Home Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has singlehandedly destroyed the police force,' says former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribeiro.

November 12, 2003

'There is no hope after Vajpayee'
'President Musharraf and Prime Minister Jamali both feel that Prime Minister Vajpayee is a man of great vision. He has the courage to take bold decisions," says Pak Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

November 11, 2003

'If a shrine is illegal, it has to be demolished'
'There is no rule that gives you permission to construct shrines on the roads. Forget temples or mosque, you cannot do any construction on the roadside,' says social crusader Bhagwanji Raiyani.

November 4, 2003

'When you tire of India, you tire of life'
'For most of us India isn't a simple love affair, it's a passionate, difficult, nerve wracking thing, but worth the effort,' says Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler.

November 3, 2003

'I've tried to create self-confidence in Indian scholars'
'We have not rewritten history, we have only corrected things,' says HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi


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