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March 31, 2004

'Priyanka's personality itself is enough'
'With youngsters there is a ray of light. To convert this ray of light into rising sun one needs to have the blessings of god and elders,' Govinda tells Vijay Singh.

March 30, 2004

'NRIs helped US-India relations'
'The role played by the Indian community in the US acted as the lever for the change of perception about India,' says Foreign Secretary Shashank.

March 26, 2004

'We are not fickle-minded kids'
'These militants are our relatives, our brothers. How can we watch the security forces kill them?' Political Front leader Mohammed Musadiq Aadil explains why they pulled out of the dialogue with the Centre.

March 25, 2004

'Politics comes naturally to me'
'It is not a question of an individual or a family. It is a question of what the party tells you to do,' says Congress candidate Sachin Pilot.

'Did India need to be totalitarian to do better?'
'China's 'one child family' programme is not a model for India; it has unfortunate consequences for China,' says population expert Robert Cassen.

March 24, 2004

'Let foreign origin issue be decided by the people'
'Did we start the Kashmir problem? The ULFA tangle? The Naga problem? The Naxal problem?' BJP chief M Venkaiah Naidu takes the fight to the Congress party.

March 22, 2004

Why has Tom Hanks bought the rights to Charlie Wilson's War?
'There is a danger that the US is acquiring a reputation as being hostile to Islam and only interested in controlling and using Muslims for its dirty work,' says George Crile.

March 19, 2004

Colin Powell: Why Pak is a key US ally
'Declaring Pakistan a non-NATO ally has no link with military operations in Pakistan. We give that status to countries that have special relations with us,'says US Secretary of State Colin Powell.

March 18, 2004

'They treated me like a criminal, not as a political detenue'
'In POTA, there are no privileges for a politician, but I am a man who takes everything sportingly.' Vaiko, in an exclusive interview.

'Sonia Gandhi is adorable'
'She is giving the BJP a run for their money by reaching out to the poor,' feels Bappi Lahiri, who joined the Congress on Thursday.

March 17, 2004

'We are ready to fight against Pakistan'
'We cannot become a province of Pakistan. That is not negotiable,' says Balawaristan separatist leader Nawaz Khan Naji.

March 16, 2004

'We are neither Pakistanis nor Kashmiris'
The world knows about the troubles in J&K, but Gilgit-Baltistan remains a blind spot. Balawaristan National Front leader Nawaz Khan Naji explains why they are fighting for independence. An exclusive interview.

March 12, 2004

'Musharraf must explain why he visited Libya'
'A Q Khan was asked to fall on the sword in the name of national interest, which means cover up for Musharraf.' Benazir Bhutto, in an exclusive interview.

March 11, 2004

'Maybe Advani is aspiring for the PM's chair'
'It is clear that Advaniji's yatra does not aim at India shining. It has a different purpose,' feels Dr J K Jain, who joined the Congress after years of being associated with the BJP.

'The ISI planned to hide A Q Khan'
'I saw this as an attempt to embarrass me by suggesting that I was a security threat.' Benazir Bhutto, in an exclusive interview.

March 10, 2004

'I felt I was a victim of a conspiracy'
'They were doing something... they would not want me to call a meeting of the scientists because I would find out.' Benazir Bhutto, in an exclusive interview.

March 09, 2004

'Pakistan had the bomb by 1989'
'Not only a stockpile but bomb components existed and it was only a question that we put them together or did not put them together.' Benazir Bhutto, in an exclusive interview.

March 08, 2004

'Mamata's move is vindictiveness of the worst kind'
'Denying me a ticket is mean and downright petty, not expected from a mature leadership,' says Mamata ally-turned-foe Sudip Bandopadhyay.

'Zia wanted to defeat America'
'He tried to tell everybody that after defeating the Soviet Union he was going to defeat America and make Islam the greatest power in the world.' Benazir Bhutto, in an exclusive interview.

March 05, 2004

'Mayawati is doing what the BJP is telling her'
'When Mayawati is in power she is the most powerful person. When she is out of power, nobody can match her in cowardice,' says Rashid Alvi.

March 02, 2004

'I think an ideal youth should observe limits'
Maharashtra Minister of State for Excise Anil Deshmukh explains why he banned the entry of under-21s into bars and discotheques.


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