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February 27, 2005

Bihar: What could happen?
Will it be President's Rule?

February 25, 2005

A village meets a cold death
The real toll will be known only in the summer when the snows melt.

An infant in a plastic bag
She was abandoned in a forest, left to die, till she found an unlikely mother.

February 23, 2005

Life in the Icy Reaches of Antarctica
'I felt I should see the conditions under which our scientists live.'

Will the Lalu raj end?
Lalu and his wife have become a symbol of anarchy amongst Bihar's voters.

Trying to unravel Puzzle Lalu
Lalu is so many things to so many people. But the question is -- does he know who he is?

February 22, 2005

India's Ground Zero
Akkarapettai village is a poignant symbol of loss. It faced the fury of the tsunami like no other place in Tamil Nadu and accounted for the maximum death and destruction.

February 21, 2005

Abu Salem: A dossier
How a driver from Azamgarh became one of India's most feared men.

Mr laptop connects in backward Bihar
Pramod Mahajan is doing a Lalu to woo voters.

How Lady Curzon saved the rhino
If Lord Cruzon sowed seeds of Partition, his wife gave India Kaziranga.

Whom do we Muslims trust?'
Muslims will play a key part in determining the poll outcome in Bihar

February 18, 2005

The lessons of 1984
'I don't think the Congress learnt any. What can they have learnt when the Sikhs are yet to get justice?'

February 17, 2005

'I haven't absolved Cong'
'I don't do things to be remembered in legal history books,' says Justice G T Nanavati.

February 16, 2005

The rocky road to Muzaffarabad
'When the bus starts, it will add 20 years to my life.'

'It was not guilt; it was shame'
'Hindu masses didn't participate in the violence. Criminals, politicians and the corrupt police did.'

February 15, 2005

Lalu is in the eyes of beholder
You can love him or hate him, but no one can ignore him!

When Delhi burnt
Poonam Muttreja recalls one of the most shameful episodes in Independent India.

The blurring of the LoC
Sheela Bhatt glances at the fallout from the proposed bus service from Srinagar to Muzafarrabad.

February 14, 2005

Navel-gazing in powerless Ranchi
Ranchi has changed, somewhat. There are women in jeans and Valentine's Day celebrations. But potholes and power cuts remain. Ehtasham Khan reports.

'Unless Rabri goes, nothing will improve'
What should cause worry for Lalu Yadav is that even those who had backed him in the past are now against him.

A colossus who died lonely
Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara loved his country, but saw it as his inheritance, which he had to run in his own way.

February 12, 2005

'Don't ask us to choose between India, Pakistan'
Strobe Talbott on the subcontinent and Indo-US ties.

February 11, 2005

Where news still causes panic
Kanyakumari limps back to life, slowly.

A village that symbolises Bihar
It is the irony of ironies that the village of the man who changed Indian polity reflects all of Bihar's prejudices.

February 10, 2005

Found by govt, lost to NGOs
NGO jeeps come to the neighbouring village but none have found Madvapallam.

Still scared of the sea
The sea is normal in Cuddalore, the lives not yet.

Aviation: time to fly
Air Commodore Jasjit Singh (retd) on the importance of Aero India 2005.

The lost fishermen of Talaguda
'Once we get our boats and make at least ten trips into the sea, we will become normal,' say Talaguda's fishermen.

The Godhra trial tragedy
Besides weighing the police evidence and arguments against it, many factors complicate the Godhra issue.

February 09, 2005

'Lalu's a rascal, but we will vote for him'
The answer to why Lalu has been winning lies in Bihar's caste system.

Nagapattinam copes with tsunami aftermath
A determined collector is the ray of hope for tsunami survivors.

February 08, 2005

In Bihar, silence is golden
'Why should a poor villager, terrorised by others, ever say what is in his mind?'

Priyanka gets a home
After the tsunami, a fifteen year old makes a case for a home for her family.

Tsunami victims: Return to life
Six weeks later, survivors of the tragedy are back on their feet.

What the survivors need!
Please help!

February 07, 2005

Questions about the Godhra case
Sheela Bhatt compares the Bannerji Committee report findings with the Gujarat police's investigation.

February 04, 2005

Did the CIA help Rabinder Singh flee?
The third and final part of a series on India's intelligence agencies.

February 03, 2005

A kingdom under siege
Will the King be able to do what his hand-picked prime ministers failed to do -- make peace with the Maoists and ensure a smooth transition to democracy?

The outsider
Will M K Narayanan help R&AW recover its lost morale?

February 02, 2005

A RAW hand
What goes on at RAW, India's external intelligence agency?

Why we must mourn J N Dixit
He surprised Beijing by adopting a policy far more protective of Indian interests than his 'hardline' predecessor.

The politics of evidence
Sheela Bhatt looks afresh at the Godhra incident.


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