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July 31, 2003

Fair trial is a human right, says NHRC chief
Justice A S Anand said the Supreme Court needs to review the police investigation and criminal justice delivery system in the light of the Best Bakery case verdict.

The elephants of Guruvayoor
Elephants will only be accepted at Kerala's famous Guruvayoor temple after an Elephant Expert Committee issues each pachyderm a fitness certificate, says George Iype.

July 30, 2003

I am off to school, Ma!
In villages near Titwala, children risk life and limb every day to go to school, says Altaf Mohammed Abid.

July 29, 2003

'Only the best are chosen'
'Unlike many Western nations, which prefer sending dullards, Indian soldiers sent on UN peacekeeping missions are screened strictly for merit. Only the best make it.' A senior Indian Army officer recalls his stint as a UN peacekeeper in Africa.

July 28, 2003

India-China war 'accidental:' Galbraith
'Technology and brainpower are all that matters and yet conflicts over land, specially one like on the India-China border, that yields nothing, continue,' says J K Galbraith, US ambassador to India during the India-China war.

July 25, 2003

Dr Do-good: Kashmir loves this Pandit
Even at his Jammu clinic, Dr Razdan says 80 percent of his patients are Muslims from Kashmir. 'This has never made me feel that I have left my home in Srinagar.'

Why did the Maulana visit India?
'Between India and Pakistan, a huge amount of Track-II diplomacy is going on and one should expect such events. It fits into the pattern of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's initiatives,' said an intelligence officer.

July 24, 2003

Shaking Shakespeare's hand
His output - 23 books of prose, 10 collections of poetry, and innumerable columns, essays, and reviews - is in itself an enormous achievement. As long as people read poetry, his poems will be read.

July 23, 2003

The Dreamcatcher
Every year numerous aspiring models arrive in Mumbai after exhausting the options in their cities. Archana Masih meets some of them.

July 21, 2003

'India is my country. I'll live here, fight back'
'If I don't speak, then how can I expect ordinary, poor victims to speak out?' asks Dr Yunus Bhavnagari who has done what no other Muslim riot victim in Gujarat had done so far.

July 16, 2003

They saved Noor. But lost Babbar
Of the two Pakistani children who arrived in India for emergency heart surgery, one survives.

July 11, 2003

Tuning for Television
Students of the Ryan International School have made their way into the Limca Book of Records by putting together India's first in-house television channel run by and for school children.

July 10, 2003

A fistful of rice..
...is all that is needed to eradicate hunger, believe members of Chennai's Food Bank.

July 8, 2003

Why did Zaheera Sheikh have to lie?
'How can you expect that a girl who has seen the murders of 14 people will not fear death?'

July 7, 2003

The age of the digital divorce
Technology has changed the way people are courting, getting married and even separating, says Jyothi Kiran

July 3, 2003

Circle of care
Bangalore's unique elders enrichment centre provides the older generation with an outlet for their limited energy, says M D Riti.

July 1, 2003

A school for 'ideal' wives
The Manju Sanskar Kendra teaches young women to behave in a manner that will not irk their husbands or in-laws, says Anjali Deshpande


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