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September 30, 2005

'I wanted Gandhi the purush, not mahapurush'
'All the letters to Mira are Gandhiji's. Most of the words, which I put in his mouth he has said it or written it somewhere.'

'India was a major proliferator'
'One of the key issues is how big a nuclear weapons programme India wants to have and how rigid the barrier will be between civil and military,' says Stephen Cohen.

September 29, 2005

'Tsunami warning system in India by 2007'
'India is going ahead with a tsunami warning system. The public may feel there is an increase in disasters, but disasters are not particularly increasing,' says Dr Tad Murty.

September 21, 2005

'Independent Kashmir a mental luxury'
'It does not exist in the scheme of things. You cannot create it. It does not suit India, Pakistan and China,' says POK leader Abdul Qayyum Khan..

'India will soon be a big power'
'That they don't have a say in the UN, like China, is hard for me to understand,' says US Congressman Joseph Crowley.

September 19, 2005

'I have always been the master of my art'
M F Husain on turning 90.

September 14, 2005

'Goa Inquisition was most merciless & cruel'
'It was a machinery of death,' says novelist Richard Zimer.

September 13, 2005

'No country can dictate to Pakistan'
'Are Pakistan and India such small and insignificant countries that we can be pressurised?' asks Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri.

September 09, 2005

'Kashmir is falling off the American radar'
'Americans have their fingers in so many pies. For it to be focussed on Kashmir would be perhaps impossible,' says Omar Abdullah.

'Democrats are not against outsourcing'
'India is not the problem. The problem frankly is China,' says Democratic Party boss Howard Dean.

September 06, 2005

'The mood is pro-dialogue'
Exclusive: Mirwaiz Farooq speaks out!

'Energy is our most crucial need'
'Energy is going to become the biggest problem for us in the 21st century,' says India's Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen.

Mumbai to Katrina: Man to blame?
'Every time humankind interferes with the environment, it can disrupt some kind of climate phenomenon,' says Dr Kirsten Zickfeld.

'Freedom doesn't mean license to say anything'
'I don't speculate. It could have been to please their leaders, also!' Justice G T Nanavati on the anti-Sikh riots.'

September 02, 2005

'Fact-finding can't be rumour finding!'
Judge G T Nanavati on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

September 01, 2005

'We are breaking rules for India'
'There will not be a consensus to treat India separately from everybody else,' says security expert Michael Krepon.

August 31, 2005

'No rift between judiciary & Parliament'
'The judiciary can't trespass on the powers of Parliament and Parliament can't trespass on the territory of the judiciary,' says former Chief Justice of India V N Khare.

August 24, 2005

'Police not in disaster management plan'
'The police has got a limited role, even then they have done their best,' says Maharashtra DGP Dr P S Pasricha.

August 19, 2005

'US wants to cap India's n-program'
'You can't finalise your stockpile of weapons today because we don't know what the future holds,' says former Deputy National Security Adviser Satish Chandra.

August 12, 2005

'World doesn't know how many bombs India has'
'Since we are a new Nuclear Weapons State, we need to have opacity over our programmes.' The second part of the interview with former deputy national security adviser Satish Chandra.

August 11, 2005

'The US has not fully delivered'
'Separating our civilian and military nuclear facilities is a near impossibility and will cause enormous problems,' says former Deputy NSA Satish Chandra.

August 09, 2005

'Best nuke deal India could get'
'Nuclear energy rules are very strict. No one is beholden to India. There has to be some give and take. Otherwise there would be no deal,' says expert Dr G Balachandran.

August 05, 2005

'Good govt is not an accident'
'It needs skillful work,' says T N Seshan.

August 01, 2005

'Mumbai to get heavy showers on Aug 5'
S R Kalsi, additional director general of meteorology, has warned that there would be "very heavy rainfall" in or around Mumbai "any time on or after August 5."


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