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August 31, 2005

Water's wrath
From Mumbai to Mississipi, the rain gods have been wreaking havoc.

The songbird who sings of revolution
The folk singer Gaddar is one of the most enigmatic figures of the Naxalite movement.

August 30, 2005

Why Afghanistan is important
A glance at India's interests in Kabul.

Where lie the great Mughals?
Where do the emperors rest?

August 29, 2005

Chief Justice Lahoti: Quiet, but firm
Meet the Chief Justice who delivered a stinging rebuke to the government last week.

When the nation failed a martyr
What made Captain Yadav fight on in the face of sure death? A petrol pump, a plot, a couple of million rupees in compensation? Obviously not!

August 26, 2005

The forgotten spy
Hailing from Rangoon's richest Indian family, Saraswathi spied for India's freedom but now lives in penury.

August 25, 2005

Want US visa? Wait till 2006
Reason: US consular offices don't have enough people!

Sarup Singh and his priceless loss
The rain also destroyed his children's wedding photographs. They were priceless.

This Chinese sings in Sanskrit
Chong Chiu Sen found musical salvation with a legend.

August 24, 2005

Women's Bill: What's the fuss?
A ready reckoner on the controversial Bill.

Iran: Tough nut for US to crack
'Only because we face US threats did we successfully develop a nuclear programme.'

In the hot seat: Buta Singh
The Bihar governor has hit the headlines -- for all the wrong reasons again.

August 23, 2005

Vegetarians are not normal here
Sheela Bhatt Who said vegetarian food was hard to find in Iran?

August 22, 2005

Persepolis and Pyar-Mohabbat
Sheela Bhatt makes a rare journey to Iran.

August 19, 2005

The President as Rock Star
What's the secret of A P J Abdul Kalam's mystique?

August 13, 2005

When Parliamentarians failed the nation
Sheela Bhat observed our Parliamentarians debate the action taken against those indicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. And she was mighty disappointed.

August 12, 2005

Development & dim sum
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati is best known for transforming the philosophy of development.

Just Arrived: Swanky Terminal
Mumbai has a new airport at last.

August 11, 2005

On holiday again, Mr President?
George W Bush is set to be America's most vacationing Prez.

August 10, 2005

Discovery's safe landing
It is uncertain if NASA will send man into space soon.

August 05, 2005

Europe's rising star
Angela Merkel could become Germany's first ever woman leader.

August 04, 2005

'It's been a very long journey...'
Dr V Shanta is an amazing woman who has devoted her life to cancer.

Remembering Hiroshima 60 Years Later
The city continues to shape the modern consciousness of Japan and the world.

August 03, 2005

'When will we get clean water?'
'It is a shame that even after a week, no one has asked how we are doing.'

We are back to zero
It took Firoz Khan 11 years to build his home, and less than five hours for it all to be washed away.

August 01, 2005

'God cannot be so cruel'
'We are in a very indifferent position. We are not rich to recover our losses easily.'

Why the Deshmukh govt failed
The government failed to decide its priorities in rendering relief.


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