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December 30, 2005

Images that stood out in 2005
Memorable pictures from a year gone by.

December 29, 2005

Top 10 newsmakers of the year
From Advani to Sania, we have them all.

December 28, 2005

Party veteran spits fire at BJP top brass
'Vajpayee and Advani should be held responsible for the BJP's decline'

Sex and the CD: Sanjay Joshi's rise and fall
Questions and rumours are flying thick and fast in the BJP. Its celebrations are turning into a sordid joke.

December 27, 2005

Memoirs of a Hindutva hawk
A veteran compares the BJP of 1980 with the party of the new millennium.

Six years, eight days, and a hijack hero
Six years ago, Captain Devi Saran was on board Flight IC 814, which was hijacked.

'We are worried about violence in Bangladesh'
'The worry is that being neighbouring countries, you cannot but help a spillover,' says India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Veena Sikri.

December 26, 2005

Tackling disasters: India pulls up its socks
New Delhi is raising a special team to combat catastrophes.

'Delhi-Dhaka trade imbalance is no issue'
India's High commissioner to Bangladesh, on bilateral relations.

Small miracle, big hearts
Few of us change things ourselves. One Chennai neighbourhood is a glowing exception.

Ten tragedies that struck India in 2005
Nature was unusually cruel this year.

December 23, 2005

Ten Best Bollywood Actresses of 2005
Ash and Rani, we know. Who else?

December 22, 2005

Ten Best Actors of 2005
A surprising list, certainly!

Why India is concerned about Bangladesh
The growing influence of Pakistan's ISI is just one of India's concerns.

Quick guide to India's latest satellite
The INSAT-4A will give the cable guy competition.

Ten Best Bollywood Actors of 2005
A surprising list, certainly!

December 21, 2005

Why Bangladesh hates India
The man on the Dhaka streets despises New Delhi's 'bullying'. And the government feeds his dislike.

What we would like to see less of this year
Sherawat. Saas-Bahus. Cricket controversies...

December 20, 2005

Returning to India: A Blog
Kitty Chachra discovers life as an outsider in the land of her birth

Bangladesh: The rise of the Right
There is a concerted attempt to replace the parliamentary system with Islamic law.

10 Trends That Shaped India This Year
Reality shows. Dance Bars. MMS. IPods...

December 19, 2005

Bangladesh: Next terror frontier?
Increasing infiltration across the border. Terrorists sneaking into India. Regular skirmishes with men in uniform on the other side.

The tsunami: Putting the record straight
Just how much damage did the waves cause? Just how much is the cost of rebuilding? Exactly how many people died?

Ten things that made us feel good this year
We begin our Year End Specials on a very positive note.

December 16, 2005

Politics looms over NRI's novel
Balaji Venkateswaran's debut novel is about politicians. They crowd its pages and creep up on its protagonists.

December 14, 2005

Tainted lawmakers have legal loophole
The parliamentarians caught taking bribes have legal immunity, according to a Supreme Court judgement.

December 13, 2005

How much does an MP earn?
Are Indian lawmakers so poorly paid that they are forced to ask for paltry amounts as bribes?

December 09, 2005

Pak Army sells quake victims' tents
The UN gave 2,000 winter tents to the Pakistan Army for quake victims living in the cold mountains. The army officers sold them in Islamabad's markets.

The orphans the waves left behind
Numbers tell a tragedy. But, sometimes, there is tragedy in the numbers too.

December 08, 2005

'I busted a Pak terrorist in a cybercafe'
'I busted a Pak terrorist'

The tsunami-hit, a year later
The fisherfolk of Kanyakumari still live on the seashore. And they still live in fear.

December 07, 2005

Terrorists, riots and No God in Sight
Altaf Tyrewala tries to map out a city's consciousness, and manages just fine.

Aiming for the sun: India joins the world
A quick guide to the scientific milestone India has become part of.

December 05, 2005

Climate change: Doomsday scenario for India
Cyclones, malaria, sea wreaking havoc: Welcome to 22nd century India.

December 01, 2005

Indians in Afghanistan: Fear is the key
There are nearly 2,500 Indians in Afghanistan, living in the shadow of the gun.

The woman who redefined 'positive'
Meet Kousalya, the brave face of HIV positive women in India.


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