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July 31, 2006
'We are defensive against terrorism'
Meet Veer Bhadra Mishra, the mahant of the Sankat Mochan temple, who is also a rationalist, environmentalist and professor of civil engineering.

'Science gives me hope'
'The scientific paradigm encourages, even necessitates, cooperation across traditional boundaries,' says writer Abha Dawesar.
July 27, 2006
'Our religion says to fight for jihad'
'Jihad is one of the important factors when you fight. It is a greater motivation,' says Pakistan General (retd) Muhammad Nasir Akhtar.
July 26, 2006
'POTA is a good legislation'
Niteen V Pradhan, who refused to defend the 1993 blasts accused after July 11, dissects the anti-terror law.

'India dislikes being told what to do'
'There is no doubt that the US would like all their friends to agree with them. We are not in the habit of doing that,' says former diplomat Arundhati Ghose.
July 24, 2006
'For anything, we turn to India'
A conversation with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on India & the LTTE.

'My country doesn't deserve this'
Lawyer Niteen Pradhan, who defended the 1993 blasts accused, says July 11, 2006 was a 'day of reckoning' for him.
July 21, 2006
'There is a failure of intelligence in this country'
'I won't be surprised if the intelligence agencies are infiltrated,' feels Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising.
July 20, 2006
'Indian Muslims believe in their Indianness'
'It is our duty to fight those forces trying to destabilise the Muslim psyche of India,' says former IB official MK Dhar.
July 19, 2006
Why Vajpayee didn't sign the nuclear deal
'Vajpayee did not offer much to the US. We got more from this government,' says Dr Ashley Tellis.

'It's an all out invasion of India'
Politicians should tell people that Pakistan has now attacked the heartland after targeting the northeast, Punjab and Kashmir, says former IB official M K Dhar.
July 11, 2006
'India has enough uranium'
'So it is not a matter of India not having the uranium it needs in order to continue both its civilian and whatever attention it wants to give to its military production,' says US Congressman Gary Ackerman.
July 10, 2006
'We should not be a haughty big brother to Nepal'
'Only when we show magnanimity and grace, give them the required respect and space, will they show the willingness to listen to us wholeheartedly,' says NCP leader Devi Prasad Tripathi.
July 07, 2006
'The government will complete its term'
'There is no question of bringing down the government,' says CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechuri.
July 05, 2006
'Aren't women human beings before God?'
'I have not committed a mistake because I visited Lord Ayyappa. I have faith in my God,' says Kannada actress Jayamala.

Will the great Indian family survive?
'The biggest challenge to the family in India comes from the way family time is being squeezed out of our lives,' says author Gitanjali Prasad.
June 30, 2006
'Superman and I have a lot in common'
Director Bryan Singer explains his connection with the Man of Steel.
June 21, 2006
'We have never hounded anyone for political reasons'
Exclusive: Mumbai's Income Tax Commissioner Hari Om Tulsiyan
June 20, 2006
'The accident gave everybody a sort of wake up call'
An exclusive interview with Sunita Williams, astronaut.
June 16, 2006
'I have so much personal stake in the success of the UN'
An exclusive interview with Dr Shashi Tharoor, India's candidate for United Nations Secretary General.
June 13, 2006
'Dalits have not benefited from quotas'
'Dalits are also a vote bank but they are small compared to the OBCs,' says social scientist P Radhakrishnan.

'Endorse, reinforce N-deal'
'Nothing in the deal required the US Congress to pass legislation in a single step,' says Dr Michael A Levi, nuclear expert.
June 01, 2006
'I am not trembling'
US Admiral Gary Roughead assesses the China threat.
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