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July 31, 2006
'This is an undeclared war'
'Pakistan has invested far too much in terrorism to suddenly give it up one day,' says Arun Bhagat, former director, Intelligence Bureau.

July 28, 2006
Can India trust the Sri Lankan President?
Sri Lanka again wants neighbouring India to help cage the Tigers, once and for all.

How dictators live and die
Saddam wants to be shot. How did other tyrants meet their end?

July 27, 2006
How the N-deal will help India grow by 10%
'The US is buying a relationship and in the process India's strategic interest is being served.'

July 26, 2006
Remembering Kargil's heroes, seven years on
July 26 is Vijay Divas, the day we celebrate our victory in the Kargil War, the day the Indian soldier helped us hold our heads high.

This is no ordinary grandma
V yukam@sundarangam.com sounds like an e-mail address. It is, but only partially.

July 24, 2006
Desis in Action
For the first generation of desis, their Indianness is an anchor, which restrains it, while for the next, it is a legacy that inspires them to soar high. Both are genuinely desi and do South Asia proud.

July 21, 2006
Could Bangalore be the next terror target?
Lashkar-e-Tayiba has targeted the tech hub for terrorist activities.

An Indian in St Petersburg
If the Russian leader had set out to make an impression on the world with the St Petersburg summit, he surely had.

July 20, 2006
Why intelligence fails, and terrorists succeed
Most intelligence failures are largely because of lapses in the Intelligence Bureau.

July 19, 2006
Just what is the brain-mapping test?
A ready reckoner on the latest weapon in the police's arsenal.

July 18, 2006
Children fight child trafficking
The Children's Parliament is a unique concept developed by a voluntary organisation in Tamil Nadu.

Modi in Mumbai: Between the lines
His speech was a far cry from the vitriol he is reportedly infamous for. Instead there were padded jibes, un-named references and poignant silences.

What is a terror module?
The bomb-maker is its most important member.

July 17, 2006
Who could the terrorists be?
'They are usually white collar individuals, without a criminal record. They are pious, educated. They do it for ideology, don't fear arrest, and death does not matter to them.'

July 14, 2006
Why the common Muslim is scared
Muslims in Mumbai fear if terrorism continues, communal trouble may flare up.

Meet some of Mumbai's saviours
Often, Mumbai loves to hate its slum-dwellers. But when seven bombs ripped through seven trains on Terror Tuesday, it was these slum-dwellers who were the first to reach the victims, and help them.

July 13, 2006
Just what is SIMI?
Just who are the people who hog headlines everytime there is a bomb blast?

July 12, 2006
The 5:54 death train, a day later
'We came to prove that our city will stand up to terrorism.'

Mumbai's amazing railway artery
The seven blasts crippled the world's busiest rail network.

July 06, 2006
Happy birthday, Mr Bush
The most colourful world leader of the 21st century is now a senior citizen.

The bikini is 60!
Women reportedly spend over $8 billion (Rs 360 billion) annually on the little pieces of clothing.

The Legend of Nathu La
In a strange coincidence, the famous Nathu La pass will reopen for the first time in 44 years on July 6, the day the Dalai Lama turns 71. Have South Block's mandarins or Beijing's officials selected the date on purpose?

July 05, 2006
New US law could cripple Indian hospitals
The new US immigration bill could result in an exodus of nurses from India.

July 04, 2006
'We walk without fear here'
'Even with half a stomach full, we can sleep in peace,' says refugees from Sri Lanka's violence.

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