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June 27, 2003

'All these awards do not help'
'They do not help me make ends meet,' says Ustad Bismillah Khan. 'But who cares about that?'

Do we have a Burma policy?
'Our tragedy is we face enormous problems but our options are very limited. They are only made worse by an indecisive government.'

How green is my Chennai
Over the last 15 years, Chennai has become a much greener city, thanks to the perseverance of two men.

June 26, 2003

Why Burma Matters
Both Burma and India have made a virtue of a situation over which they have little control, as the political border is made irrelevant by geography and history.

June 24, 2003

The great media divide in China
The Chinese media has been less than effusive over Vajpayee's visit.

June 23, 2003

Peace with China
While it is possible for us to settle our border disputes with China on the basis of the McMahon line, there seems little chance the Chinese will hand Aksai Chin to us, thereby de-linking Tibet from Sinkiang, says Mohan Guruswamy

June 21, 2003

A spell called Harry Potter!
What is it that makes the young wizard so irresistible? Sukanya Varma investigates.

The battle for the border
The border between India and China was never clearly demarcated or established. Lines kept shifting on maps as political contingencies arose. The Indian people remained passive spectators to these cartographic games, says Mohan Guruswamy.

June 20, 2003

Harry Potter: The mania continues...
Arthur J Pais captures the excitement preceding the launch of latest Harry Potter book in the United States.

The Great India-China Game
The battle for the border is now a deadly serious game between two of the world's major military powers made even more formidable by their openly deployed nuclear forces, says Mohan Guruswamy.

June 19, 2003

'I don't know why God picked my family to suffer so much pain'
Jeet Thayil revisits the tragedy of the Sodhi family.

June 18, 2003

A different homecoming
Felled by hate, Balbir and Sukhpal Singh Sodhi returned home? as tear-soaked memories, reports Onkar Singh from Kapurthala, Punjab.

June 17, 2003

Fame, Then Obscurity
Priya Solomon visits Pakistan President Musharraf's ancestral home in Old Delhi.

June 13, 2003

'No one can make me laugh the way Bill does'
'He is still the most interesting, energising and fully alive person I've ever met.' Hillary on why she has stuck with Bill all these years.

June 10, 2003

'The President and I had our disagreements'
Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising met the President recently and was impressed by his 'infectious enthusiasm.'

June 7, 2003

'I give credit to Nehru for strengthening democracy'
Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani talks about his love for reading and his favourite books.

June 5, 2003

The heat is on, and there's no relief
Even as the sweltering summer claims thousands of lives, the National Disaster Management Cell refuses to swing into action.


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