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October 29, 2004

A life ruined for upholding law
Prempal Singh spent seven years in prison for exposing the protectors of the law.

October 28, 2004

'He leads from the front'
Meena Vijayakumar, wife of the man who headed the STF, on her husband. An exclusive interview.

Male, over 40? Beware!
Around age 40, just when most men reach the pinnacle of their careers, begins a decline in the production of the hormone androgen, better known as testosterone.

October 27, 2004

How explosives entered India
Explosives dumped in Iraq land in India. investigates the process of importing cargo to India via ports..

October 26, 2004

Is Musharraf indispensable?
'The day Afghanistan stabilises and Pakistan goes out of the US radar screen, he will would face excessive domestic and international pressure.'

Encounter with a 21st century pilgrim
Thomas Reissmann claims to carry all his worldly possessions in his backpack. He has no fixed home or income, and works whenever and wherever he can in order to support his next trip.

An explosive pile of scrap
Explosives dumped in Iraq land in India. investigates.

October 25, 2004

Mandapam, Island of Hope
'We will have to pay 20 per cent of our earnings to the LTTE. I don't mind paying; many of our members have lost their limbs fighting for the Tamil cause.'

Is Musharraf a declining asset?
As the US grip over Pakistan grows tighter, he will become more and more dispensable to American policymakers.

October 22, 2004

The Jihadi's Enemy No 1
Pakistan's jihadi parties hope to bring in a new army chief by creating major disturbances after Ramzan.

October 19, 2004

'Veerappan with such a short moustache?'
Kannada superstar Rajakumar reacts to the bandit's death.

'Who was responsible for Veerappan surviving so long?'
'How did he grow so big? These questions must now be answered, and care taken to ensure that such killers are not allowed to grow like this again!'

Can anyone bring back my son? He died so unfairly!'
'They should go after all the men who helped Veerappan survive all these decades. I personally recommend they arrest Nakkeeran Gopal,' says retired cop Abdul Kareem whose son Shakeel Ahmed was shot dead by Veerappan in 1992

October 18, 2004

J J Singh 1st Sikh army chief?
Even though Sikhs consist of 10% of the Indian Army, the army has never had a Sikh COAS.

Musharraf and the ghost of Zia
'Throughout these five years, his main concern has been to legitimise his illegitimate rule.'

Indian students find a new Mecca
Last month, some 230 Indian students joined various Chinese universities for medical studies.

October 15, 2004

Kalam's little paradise
The President has brought about a number of changes in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the two years that he has been in office.

'Relentless work is his religion'
Y S Rajan has been a friend of the President for 40 years.

We are God's Children proudly presents three poems written by A P J Abdul Kalam.

October 14, 2004

South Asia's Maoist Web
The consolidation of Naxalite groups, together with their linkages with fraternal groups, holds grave threat to India's internal security.

October 13, 2004

Five Years of Musharraf
Images from a dictator's reign.

Celebrate the Prez's b-day!
Suggest ways to make India a superpower.

October 12, 2004

The Hero of Batalik
Remembering Major Saravanan, one of the heroes of the Kargil war.

October 9, 2004

Karzai has only a 50-50 chance
Defence analyst T Sreedhar believes Afghanistan is set for unprecedented change and a qualitative improvement, provided the elections are fair.

October 8, 2004

You know Karzai, don't you?
Afghan election: A Who's Who

October 7, 2004

A mirror to the dark side of the world
Underlining much of German writer Elfriede Jelinek's work is the sense of a world without pity, where big entities smother humanity, desensitising individuals to the injustices of class and rampant oppression against women.

The politician who made no money
'He was a man concerned about the common man of India. Can these values return to this country?'

October 6, 2004

From AIDS orphan to queen of tots
How an HIV-positive child inspired a couple to adopt her and changed their lives.

Why has history forgotten this giant?
Is Lal Bahadur Shastri who epitomised honesty and sincerity in public life relevant today?

An officer and a gentle woman
Urvashi Saxena was but one of the wheels that grind day in and day out to make the bureaucracy run... until she became income-tax chief.

October 5, 2004

The legend that is K Subrahmanyam
K Subrahmanyam is perhaps India's finest defence strategist. B G Verghese salutes him.

October 4, 2004

Is China encircling India?
'It is not only in Nepal that China is keeping the pressure on India, it is in all her neighbourhood.'

Insurgency is biggest business in northeast'
'Most of these groups make money through extortion and kidnappings. Ideology has taken a backseat.'

October 1, 2004

Bajwa's rich brocade of realism
Rupa Bajwa's debut novel is a surprise with its rich textures and sudden streaks of violence.


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