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February 27, 2004

Destined to dance
Rukmini Devi Arundale, founder of Kalakshetra, never let convention stop her from nurturing the art of dance. A tribute on her birth centenary.

Why Suhas Patel almost became a rioter
'As I stood there with an iron rod, Suhel, a friend of mine, passed by. He screamed, "Arre Suhasbhai tame pann? [Suhas, you too?]'

February 26, 2004

'How can I forgive them?'
Bilkis Banu, a victim of the Gujarat riots of 2002, recounts her horrific tale.

Scared of maths? Call 55155242
The helpline is not just about mathematics. 'We also tell the students about the right food, nutrition, exercise and sleep requirements.'

February 25, 2004

In the name of her children
Six months after her husband died in the August 25 bomb blasts, Razia Khatun is building her life through her children. One, who was born 45 days after she was widowed.

February 24, 2004

To hell and back
Eight young Indians went to Malaysia in search of a better future. They were lucky to return home alive.

Murders most foul
Elderly people living alone are easy prey in Delhi. In many incidents, they pay with their lives.

February 23, 2004

I believe I can fly
When 31,000 under-24s applied for 400 Air-India cabin crew vacancies, they just had one chance to make it or lose it.

February 20, 2004

Did you know Kalpana was called Monto?
An exclusive extract from Dilip M Salwi's Kalpana Chawla: India's First Woman Astronaut.

Ancient Temple in Urban Jungle
In the midst of some of the most expensive real estate in India lies one of Mumbai's oldest heritage sites.

February 19, 2004

What is an election symbol?
Why are election symbols important? Read Part 3 of our series explaining the Indian electoral process.

February 18, 2004

Worshipping Lord Shiva
From the morning Shiva temples are filled with devotees, mostly women, who come to worship the Shivaling.

February 16, 2004

A revenue officer on election duty
'He is nobody's man and the government got a taste of this when he told them to put a rein on their spending. Those who think he can be trifled with should correct themselves.'

The Nitty-Gritty Man
'Krishna Murthy is a competent officer and knows what he is doing,' J M Lyngdoh told rediff.com

February 14, 2004

V Day Special: My first Valentine
Ronjita Kulkarni could never understand the brouhaha surrounding Valentine's Day. Then, she fell in love.

February 13, 2004

When Harry met Sita
Foreigners who found love in India.

SPG drill to protect PM against aerial attack
The Special Protection Group, in consultation with the Indian Air Force, intelligence and security agencies, has drawn up a detailed drill to take the prime minister to safety if his home is targeted aerially.

February 12, 2004

14 ways to keep love away
A self-help guide for men

February 11, 2004

Yours sincerely, Dr A Q Khan
Letters from the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb

'Osama is definitely in the land of the Pashtuns'
'A few days before we heard that he was seen offering namaz in a mosque in Balochistan.'

Have you tried the love coupon?
One gift your partner will appreciate.

Cupid was never busier
Shishir Bhate on Valentine's Day - then and now.

February 09, 2004

Farewell, farmers' messiah
Dhoti-clad farmers on the rampage, swarming all over the pristine downtown office of an MNC, ripping open cabinets, rubbishing files while the American CEO of the firm looked on helplessly.

He killed his daughters one by one
What led Salim Sheikh to throw five daughters into the Narmada river?

Her fight for justice continues
Nearly six months after she was raped and abandoned by medical neglect, she has emerged as a woman with a mission.

February 07, 2004

'Slaves' or clergy?
The Italian press reported recently that six Indian nuns ran away from the Brigittine convent, alleging 'maltreatment, moral violence and working conditions close to slavery.'

February 06, 2004

The man who knew no fear
Lieutentant Triveni Singh valued his duty more than he did his life.

February 05, 2004

What is the Election Commission?
Meet the Constitutional body that conducts the biggest political event on the planet.

February 04, 2004

Project Sahayata: Fighting Cancer
Dr P Jagannath believes even an ordinary person can make a difference in the battle against cancer.

February 03, 2004

Khan's colleagues turned him in
Musharraf's decision to act has been assisted immeasurably by Khan's disgruntled colleagues who are disgusted by the 68-year-old scientist's greed that has made him one of the richest men in Pakistan.

February 02, 2004

The organ bazaar
The recent incident involving nephrologist Dr Suresh Trivedi has again brought to light the sordid cases of those who deal in human organs.

'Rahul and Priyanka are as Indian as Pramod Mahajan'
Children with one Indian and one 'foreigner' parent respond to Pramod Mahajan's statement.

'One day a spaceship will kidnap me'
'When we look back we realise that from childhood she was really special,' says Sunita Chaudhry, elder sister of astronaut Kalpana Chawla.


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