July 26, 2011
We politicians have let India down: Jaswant Singh
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh tells Aditi Phadnis about his fears for India, various policies and stance taken by the government and the global environment.
July 13, 2011
'Human lives are not important in India'
In an interview with's Shobha Warrier, consumer rights activist S Pushpavanam talks about the spate of rail accidents in the last few days and what the civil society can do about this.
July 12, 2011
'Human lives are not important in India'
In an interview with's Shobha Warrier, consumer rights activist S Pushpavanam talks about the spate of rail accidents in the last few days and what the civil society can do about this. 'Treasure belongs to the temple and nobody else'
In this interview to's Shobha Warrier, Professor MG Sashibhushan goes back centuries to trace how the riches reached the erstwhile Travancore Royal family and the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple. 'Treasure belongs to the temple and nobody else'
In this interview to's Shobha Warrier, Professor MG Sashibhushan goes back centuries to trace how the riches reached the erstwhile Travancore Royal family and the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple.
July 08, 2011
'The themes of my novel are universal'
Debutante novelist Kamala Nair speaks to .
July 07, 2011
'India and the US may never be allies'
In an exclusive interview, Strobe Talbott, a key protagonist in resurrecting the United States-India relationship after India's nuclear tests in May 1998, talks about the US-India relations, Iran and the Pakistan situation to's .
June 28, 2011
Seems days of single party rule are over: Jaya
Jayalalithaa had first made an offer of support to the UPA on November 11, 2010, prior to the removal of A Raja as Union Telecom Minister. On Monday, she told TIMES NOW that the November 2010 offer was a onetime offer and that there was no question of working with the Congress at present. By describing her offer as a onetime offer, Ms Jayalalithaa has put an end to talk about a political realignment with the Congress.
June 25, 2011
I never thought of joining the Congress: Munde
A visibly cheerful Gopinath Munde, Bharatiya Janata Party's deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, on his arrival in Mumbai, reiterated his decision to continue to be in the party. He lashed at his rivals for running a concerted campaign to defame him and said they stood exposed now. In an interview with Sanjay Jog, Munde spoke about the recent developments and his future plans
June 17, 2011
Exclusive! Interview with Karmapa Lama
Till now, apart from a few statements issued by his office, the young Karmapa Lama has refused to come out of his reserve and comment on the accusations levelled against him, particularly the cash donations received by his monastery but not deposited in a bank, and his relations with India. For the first time, he agrees to speak to, in an exclusive interview to
June 13, 2011
'Our politicians need Art of Living lessons'
In an interview with's , Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says that even though he supports the cause, he would never support anybody who resorts to violence.
June 09, 2011
'I have always been the master of my art'
In an interview with's Indrani Roy-Mitra in 2005, Maqbool Fida Husain had talked about his latest art projects, his passion for Hindi films and India's place in the world of art. We reproduce the article in tribute to the painter who has passed into the ages
June 03, 2011
'People have a right to know Baba Ramdev's agenda'
Advocate Nandita Rao speaks to's about why she wants Baba Ramdev to come clean on how he built a Rs 1,100 crore empire, how he got huge plots of land in some Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states and why he is claiming to be apolitical when he is openly seeking support from the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay is Tibetan Obama
Claude Arpi travelled to Dharamsala to record the newly elected Tibetan prime minister's views on the election campaign, his objectives, his government's relation with China and the changes he would like to bring about in Tibetan society. Dr Lobsang Sangay candidly answered all the questions put forth to him
May 31, 2011
'Netaji's life was a thrilling adventure'
Sugata Bose, author of revolutionary freedom-fighter Subhas Chandra Bose's biography His Majesty's Opponent, talks to about his grand uncle, one of the freedom movement's enigmatic figures. The first of a four-part interview.
May 30, 2011
'If Telangana is not formed, Cong MPs will quit'
Madhu Goud Yaskhi, a Congress MP from the Telangana region, is an avowed advocate of a separate state. The NRI-lawyer-turned-politician who won a second term in 2009 from Nizamabad, spoke to Neerja Chowdhury candidly on where matters stood and what could be the way forward.
May 27, 2011
'TN politicians used LTTE to achieve their goals'
Now under the custody of the Sri Lankan Army, the former LTTE weapons procurer spoke to VK Shashikumar about the mistakes the outfit made in the past and the need to bridge the gap between the Tamil and the Sinhalese races.
May 22, 2011
Only President's Rule can save Karnataka: Gowda
Neerja Chowdhury spoke to former prime minister and JD-S H D Deve Gowda about the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.
May 20, 2011
'Our young MPs are the biggest disappointment'
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research, speaks of his disappointment with the new crop of young MPs and where Rahul Gandhi's campaign failed.
May 11, 2011
Exclusive! THE Mamata Banerjee interview!
From almost being politically wiped out after the West Bengal assembly polls in 2006 to being touted as the woman who will single-handedly usher in the winds of change in the state, Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee has come a long way. She opens up in a rare interview
May 04, 2011
What Dorjee Khandu told in 2007
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash on April 30, had spoken to in 2007 on the Chinese claims over parts of the state and news of incursion by the Chinese army. We reproduce that interview.
April 29, 2011
'China, India don't have guts to resolve issues'
There will be always new areas for India and China to cooperate and collaborate, since they facing similar challengers, says China expert Dr Hu Shisheng.
April 28, 2011
'Kashmiris have lost patience; they want peace'
A general battling an insurgency among an often hostile populace while labouring hard and openly to win hearts and minds is not usual, but that is what Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, has been at since taking charge four months earlier.
April 27, 2011
'With black money, we are the richest nation'
Dr Subhash C Kashyap, former secretary-general of the Lok Sabha and a well-known expert on Parliamentary affairs, has been involved in fighting corruption for years. The former member of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution speaks to's Claude Arpi about the root cause of the massive corruption permeating the Indian system and the need to find a solution.
April 26, 2011
'Anna is a mascot, the people will triumph'
Devinder Sharma, distinguished food security expert who has been with India Against Corruption since its inception, talks about their future plans and where he hopes the movement will go and what they hope to achieve.
April 24, 2011
'Trinamool's policy always based on opportunism'
In an informal conversation with's Indrani Roy Mitra, Salim speaks about Trinamool Congress' much-hyped poriborton, what made Left fare badly at the last Lok Sabha and municipal elections among many other issues.
April 22, 2011
How the Anna Hazare movement was born
Devinder Sharma, distinguished food security expert who has been with the NGO India Against Corruption since its inception, gives excusive insights into the making of the Jantar Mantar hunger strike and the people's outbursts that followed.
April 20, 2011
'India does not have to worry about China's rise'
In July 2008, Shivanand Kanavi had a long conversation with strategic guru K Subrahmanyam on a variety of strategic and geo-political issues -- India's nuclear weapon programme, the India-US nuclear deal, Af-Pak, India's global ambitions...
April 19, 2011
'Concept of love for nation has to be redefined'
After being released on bail by the Supreme Court while serving a life sentence for sedition and links with Maoists, Binayak Sen is ready to campaign for others who have been languishing in jails over similar charges.
April 08, 2011
Kerala's most powerful Marxist speaks!
Pinarayi Vijayan is a name not many Indians are familiar with, but few state leaders have such a strangehold over their party as the secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's Kerala unit has. Can you think of the leader of any other state political unit preventing his party's chief minister from getting a ticket to contest an assembly election?
April 07, 2011
'I never wrote that Gandhi was bisexual'
Joseph Lelyveld, whose book on Mahatma Gandhi has infuriated many, tells Arthur J Pais how the controversy went viral.
April 01, 2011
'Better literacy rate the best news in the census'
There's a lot of positive news in the population census findings, says C Chakravarty, consultant registrar general
March 30, 2011
'We don't need Gaddafi as a possibility for Libya'
The destruction of Gaddafi's military capacity is a matter of days or weeks, certainly not months, says France's Ambassador to India Jerome Bonnafont.
March 22, 2011
Congress: 'Who else, but Mamatadi?'
'The CPI-M will be reduced to a big 0 in West Bengal,' says Congress leader Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury.
March 21, 2011
'Raja is very confident; he says he is clean'
The 2G spectrum scam involving DMK leader A Raja will have an impact on the party's prospects in the forthcoming Tamil Nadu assembly election, feels DMK spokesperson T K S Elangovan.
March 17, 2011
'What do politicians know about nuke safeguards?'
In the wake of the nuclear emergency in Japan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should have ensured a 'check-up' of safeguards at nuclear power plants before declaring 'Everything is fine' at those sites, Dr A N Prasad, former director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, tells's Sheela Bhatt
March 16, 2011
'Batcha was not soft enough to commit suicide'
There is definitely a mystery behind Sadiq Batcha's death, says J Gopikrishnan, the Pioneer daily journalist who broke the 2G scam story.
March 04, 2011
Our party won't disappear from WB, Kerala: Karat
CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat spoke briefly to's on the party's prospects in the coming assembly elections in Kerala and West Bengal.
March 03, 2011
'Minorities in Karnataka more insecure than ever'
In his report, he blames the Karnataka government entirely for the church attack fiasco. In this interview with's Vicky Nanjappa, Justice M F Saldanha says that there is not a single incident of conversion that has taken place in Karnataka. He further goes on to add that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa holds a public office and cannot continue to behave like a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha pracharak. 'None of today's leaders are worth looking at'
Homai Vyarawalla, India's first lady photographer, tells's why she chose to walk away from news photography while still at the top.
March 01, 2011
'Gandhi should never have agreed to Partition'
Homai Vyrawalla is 97 and shares her rich treasure trove of anecdotes about India's tallest leaders with's Sanchari Bhattacharya.
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