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January 29, 2004

What does dissolution of Parliament mean?
A ready reckoner on the dissolution of Parliament.

Ex-colleague spills beans on A Q Khan
A former friend has made sensational disclosures about how the 'father' of Pakistan's nuclear programme stole blueprints and classified components from his Dutch employers in Amsterdam.

January 28, 2004

The young bravehearts
Meet some of the children who were honoured at the R-Day fete this year

What made India trust Musharraf
Washington's quiet, persistent diplomacy and the two attempts on Musharraf's life played critical roles in changing the attitudes of the two adversaries.

January 23, 2004

A feast for the soul
Food is a very important part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Happy Indian Chinese New Year
All the rituals may not be followed, but the Indian Chinese community revels in the spirit of the Year of the Monkey.

'The teachers in Pakistan are pro-jihad'
A group of grassroots workers in Lahore tell Contributing Editor Sheela Bhatt why they think Pakistan is changing.

January 22, 2004

Hurriyat: The men who matter
A look at the members of the Hurriyat team in Delhi to meet Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani.
'People take decisions on the Qu'ran'
A group of grassroots workers in Lahore tell Sheela Bhatt why they think Pakistan is changing.

Chinese New Year Predictions
What does the year hold for You? Monisha Dudaney's guide to 2004.

January 21, 2004

'The elders have a softer attitude towards India'
A group of grassroots workers in Lahore tell Sheela Bhatt why they think Pakistan is changing.

January 20, 2004

'Pakistan is changing very fundamentally'
'Pakistan is changing in a very fundamental manner.'

A New Pakistan?
Sheela Bhatt discovers signs of a changing Pakistan in Lahore.

January 17, 2004

Hey, why aren't you on the Peace Boat?
The ship hosts a unique campus, open to students who are keen to learn about peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

January 14, 2004

An Indian eye blinks in Pakistan
A 61-year-old Indian woman gave a 15-month-old Pakistani child the gift of sight.

January 13, 2004

A Most Unusual Politician
'Any question you asked Hegde, he would answer almost immediately, with flawless logic and a ring of sincerity that simply left you convinced of the truth of what he was saying.'M D Riti pays tribute to Ramakrishna Hegde.

January 12, 2004

14 attempts at a tribute
'The poet Ezekiel appeared not to notice any unpleasantness; he smiled uncertainly, he was a small island of serenity.' Jeet Thayil pays homage to Nissim Ezekiel.

January 8, 2004

Collages of torn hopes
Shakila Sheikh, wife of a vegetable vendor from obscure Noorpur in West Bengal, spends her nights creating collages that have been exhibited both in India and abroad.

January 5, 2004

'When A Q Khan called me a Hindu bastard'
The father of Pakistan's bomb is now the focus of renewed interest by US and British intelligence services for his role in using Libyan slush money to further his country's weapons programme.

January 3, 2004

The flight from Pakistan
Emotional scenes at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport reveal the joy of ordinary citizens when India and Pakistan decide to smoke the peace pipe.

January 1, 2004

Atal Shanti is buzz word in Delhi
Officials use the term to denote a line of thinking that the peace process, continued on the sidelines of SAARC, could eventually lead to an Indo-Pak summit, reports Sheela Bhatt.


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