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August 25, 2006
'India can make or break peace in Sri Lanka'
'India is a part of Sri Lanka's conflict as well as its solution,' says says Jayadeva Uyangoda

'India has been part of my love'
'The world I have known in India is a place where worlds and people collide, often with unpredictable and complex results,' says Maura Moynihan.

August 21, 2006
'The LTTE is a unique case'
The political settlement of the Sri Lanka crisis will be a prolonged and protracted one, says Jayadeva Uyangoda

'Cricket is not a good way of testing national loyalty'
'To understand India as a Hindu country is not only a big descriptive mistake, it is also politically nasty,' says Amartya Sen.

August 18, 2006
'Like every human being, I have many identities'
'Group violence in the world is aided by and sometimes actively promoted by the miniaturization of human beings into just one identity, and this obliterates everything else seen in that person,' says Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.

August 14, 2006
'India can be changed by the new generation'
'Are we going to have a better deal from a new generation that will wake up and say: India belongs to us and India is great,' says Justice V R Krishna Iyer.

August 10, 2006
'The government is hopelessly wrong'
'We are not 'for' or 'against' reservation. We want the proposed legislation to be scrapped as a first step,' says Anup Varma, member of Youth For Equality.

'What makes me angry is the level of corruption'
'It's everywhere. The frankness with which people engage in it filters into the social realm.' Novelist Vikram Chandra tells Lindsay Pereira.

August 09, 2006
'We were being taken for a pathetic ride'
'Everybody used us for votes and failed us at crucial times,' says Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Imam, Jama Masjid.

August 08, 2006
'Indian society is still interdependent'
'People know they need each other, whether they like each other or not. They have to work together, live together and function together,' says Dr Arjun Appadurai.

'Nobody can hand me over to India'
'No law in the world can make anyone extradite me,' says terrorist leader Syed Salahuddin.
August 04, 2006
The average Indian Muslim wants room to survive
'It is painfully obvious that it has become culturally respectable to run down and suspect the Muslim community,' says Dr Arjun Appadurai.
August 03, 2006
'For us, the big thing is China'
'It is because of Chinese policy that Pakistan is nuclear. So we have to look at it as one unit. If the fissile material of Pakistan is to be controlled, you have to control China,' says former diplomat Arundhati Ghose.
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