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January 31, 2006

'Kutch has set a precedent for rehabilitation'
Sushma Iyengar, who spearheaded the earthquake relief work done by NGOs in Gujarat, looks back on five years of work

'The Taliban have returned'
'Their offices are in Pakistan. Some of their hideouts are in Pakistan,' says Afghan envoy Masood Khalili.

January 30, 2006

'Human warmth is such an innate part of India'
'I miss it terribly now that I am back in New York,' says novelist Kiran Desai.

January 25, 2006

'It is very tough to play in India'
'It's a tough nut to crack, that's why so few bands play in India. It is really, really hard to put on shows there, and to get there and the economics of it are not really favourable,' says rock music legend Ian Anderson.

January 24, 2006

'Netaji could have prevented Pakistan problem'
'Muslims trusted him more than any other leader,' says Netaji's only child Anita Pfaff.

'Bhabha wanted India to be a Nuclear Weapons State'
'His emphasis on self-reliance is essentially because he wanted India to be a nuclear weapons country.' Dr P K Iyengar remembers the father of India's nuclear programme.

'Indian music is not about spreading religious values'
'It's about giving us a more uncomplicated look into Indian creativity and passion,' says music legend Ian Anderson.

January 23, 2006

'The poor should get justice'
'Money should come to Orissa but we have to solve the problems of the poor,' says state Congress chief Jaydev Jena.

'I don't think Netaji survived the air crash'
'I respect the emotions of Bengalis for Netaji but some quarters have an axe to grind and stall things,' says Netaji's only child Anita Pfaff.

January 20, 2006

'Kalinga Nagar was a shock to everybody'
'How we acquit ourselves in the next couple of years will decide the fate of all these projects coming up,' says BJD MP Jay Panda.

January 19, 2006

'People are playing politics with the tragedy'
'We are very conscious this is a blot on the image of Orissa,' says Jay Panda, MP.

January 18, 2006

'You cannot silence people for all time'
'Everybody is benefiting, only tribals are the losers,' says activist Sudhir Patnaik.

'I am not an opportunist'
'I have done everything openly. I have never had anything to hide,' says Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

January 17, 2006

'The roof might have caved in'
'But the foundation and the walls are still very strong. I don't feel any loss due to this storm,' says Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

January 16, 2006

'This is a big step we are taking with respect to India'
Exclusive! Senator John Kerry on the nuclear deal.

January 09, 2006

'I don't want to be treated like a coolie in India'
'Across the globe, Indians have been treated as coolies. Here when we are in India, I do not want to be treated as a coolie.'

January 06, 2006

'Ram Mandir is not a political issue'
Rajnath Singh, the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has big plans for the future.

January 03, 2006

Meet the Newest Indian literary star
Rishi Reddy features in the 2005 edition of The Best American Short Stories.


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