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June 27, 2007
Graphic: The future of humanity
Snippets from the UN Population Fund report.

The call of the Ganga
The draw of India's most revered river, flowing through Hinduism's most sacred city, is far too strong and irresistible.

June 26, 2007
'When you face death, you don't feel fear'
Captain Bana Singh, who won a Param Vir Chakra for gallantry in Siachen 20 years ago, tells his amazing story. A Rediff Exclusive!

June 23, 2007
The battle that gave India away
The Battle of Plassey was fought exactly 250 years ago.

June 22, 2007
It's politicians who elect the President, stupid!
The President's election is hitting the headlines because all the parties believe that in the 2009 general election no single party will get a majority. In such a scenario the President's role becomes crucial

Dr Singh's daughter blasts Bush administration
Amrit Singh believes violent measures have resulted in some Americans feeling it is okay to racially profile South Asians, Sikh Americans and Arab Americans, whom they perceive as terrorist threats.

A journey into Pratibhatai's past
Syed Firdaus Ashraf and Reuben N V discover that the Candidate is much loved in her native village.

June 20, 2007
Anit Mukherjee - A soldier's song
A tribute to General Indar Jit Rikhye, soldier turned peacemaker.

June 12, 2007
Sonia's desperate gamble for President
If at all it boils down to an election for President, then just around 60,000 votes can turn the table ? which means cross-voting cannot be altogether ruled out.

These young girls just wanna study
"I am the only Muslim girl in my college and my friends call me Krrish because I wear this burqa," jokes Samina. Her sister Zarina, who is doing her first year BCom from Maharashtra College, adds, "I am called Al Qaeda because of my dress."

'Once you let government meddle, you set a precedent'
"Today in Guruvayur, you can go inside if you have an Arya Samaj certificate. But the Arya Samaj is itself opposed to idol worship; what value does a certificate from that body have, to say you are an idol-worshipper?"

'Couldn't Ravikrishna have clarified before entering the temple?'
Do they, these atheist ministers, known what the rituals are? To change something, you first have to know it, to understand it ? do they?'

Avoidable temple row in God's own country
The matter could have been resolved with little fuss except for what some devotees, and representatives of Hindu organisations, claim is inspired fishing in troubled waters by the "atheistic" Communist government now in power in Kerala.

June 06, 2007
G-8, GWG and all that gyan
An FAQ on why the world's richest nations are concerned by climate change

May 31, 2007
Explained: Nicholas Burns' visit to Delhi
The mood in Delhi is this: Seal the deal when Bush is around, for who knows what the Democrats will demand?

May 30, 2007
Why Pranab's Libya visit is important
Africa is growing. India wants to play a part in its growth. It sees Libya as the gateway.

May 24, 2007
What is fundamentalism anyway?
'It's interesting that given the greater freedom Indian journalism enjoys, it constrains itself.' In conversation with Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

May 16, 2007
An American Passage to India
The curiosity was about the India of 2020 and our specific challenges.

May 11, 2007
India's first fight for freedom
What is significant is that both Hindus and Muslims united under a Muslim king to fight the Raj.

May 10, 2007
In search of the Fountain of Youth
CNN star Dr Sanjay Gupta's first book offers a few lessons for life.

Heroes of a historic march
'1857 is a lesson to all Indians that we should always unite.'

May 09, 2007
The British lie quietly in Meerut
In his mid-50s, Robinson, caretaker of St John's Cemetery near the Cant area of Meerut, lives all alone.

May 07, 2007
Meet the new French President
Though he is considered a pragmatic leader, Nicolas Sarkozy has courted controvery with his remarks

A unique festival
Every year, a nondescript Tamil Nadu village witnesses a congregation of gay and trans-gender men

May 02, 2007
'Political culture of violence continues in Bengal'
Is the CPI-M willing to acknowledge that its cadres were involved in the violent incidents in Nandigram?

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