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September 28, 2004

A life devoted to the underdog
Lindsay Pereira pays tribute to author Mulk Raj Anand, one of the founding fathers of the Indian English novel.

130 years of laying 'em to rest
There was an era when Snaize Brothers, which specialises in making coffins, used to provide horse-drawn hearses. It was a time when 'death had a certain dignity', says Margaret Makhija.

September 27, 2004

Cheated! Taufeeq on his big fat freak wedding
Gudiya's second husband said he felt cheated by the way a television channel intervened in his dispute with Mohammed Arif.

September 25, 2004

Kids start a green revolution, with Ganesha's blessings
Children in Thane are making clay Ganesha idols at home.

September 24, 2004

Lottery king faces change in fortunes
Congress MP Mani Kumar Subba has always been a controversial figure.

September 23, 2004

Gudiya: Prisoner of woe or Private horror behind Gudiya's public trial
Gudiya's father allegedly threatened to commit suicide if she did not go back to her first husband Arif.

To Mumbai, with Love & Hate
Maximum City: Bombay Lost And Found may be the most controversial book this year.

September 21, 2004

'Who will pay my bills? The Personal Law Board?'
While Islamic scholars remain divided on family planning, younger Muslims seem to favour a small family as the need of the hour.

Towards an eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi
A Mumbai-based trust has initiated a project to encourage people to make Ganesh idols out of paper pulp. And the results have been heartening.

September 18, 2004

It is goodbye to POTA
What did the stringent anti-terror law achieve? A report card.

September 17, 2004

Census: Figuring out the truth
'It is tragic,' says demographer Ashish Bose, 'that the census reports will be misused by various political parties when really they are inputs for researchers.'

September 16, 2004

The General in a Sari
Meet Lieutenant General Punita Arora, India's first lady lieutenant general.

Peter Parker becomes an Indian
From next month, Indian readers can follow the adventures of our own desi version of Spiderman aka Pavitr Prabhakar.

'What does VHP know about Afzal Khan's tomb?'
The latest controversy engineered by the outfit at Pratapgad, Maharashtra, riled residents of the surrounding towns and villages the most.

September 15, 2004

Know your Tiranga!
Saffron for courage and sacrifice; white for truth and purity; green for peace and prosperity; and the Ashok Chakra for the Laws of Dharma.

Kerala's purdah boom
A nice-girls-wear-purdah attitude has crept into the state's Muslim society.

September 14, 2004

Bal Mungekar's remarkable journey
His is a story of struggle, of overcoming the tremendous odds of poverty and caste.

September 13, 2004

For the love of Sanskrit
O R Rajagopalacharya loved the language so much he sought to teach it free. And now his school, Mambalam Samskruta Vidyalaya, is celebrating its golden jubilee.

September 10, 2004

'To put it mildly, I went through hell'
How two teens handled the loss of their fathers in the 9/11 attacks.

September 8, 2004

'God willing, I will go abroad very soon'
The abduction in Iraq of three Indians from the region has not deterred other young people in Himachal Pradesh's Una district from dreaming of going abroad.

Black Widows' behind Beslan tragedy
Authorities in Moscow insist Al Qaeda-sponsored militants were responsible for the tragedy. But independent sources have indicated the hand of the shadowy Chechen rebel group.

September 4, 2004

Indo-Pak talks: Warm up for PM-Musharraf meet
Both ministers are expected to go back to their bosses to prepare them for the New York encounter.

September 1, 2004

Arnie wows the Faithful
Day 2 at the Republican convention.


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