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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Friday, 11 March 2005, 2000 hrs

TOP STORIES
India plans to spread medical awareness through satellite
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has drawn up a plan to use its education satellite to offer medical advice 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Lobbying in PMO on for favourable patent law
Many foreign countries are busy at the Prime Minister's Office trying to secure a patent law that will help their businesses
 

FEATURE PICKS


Indian Express
The stillness at PM House 
A fundamental question: why didnít Prime Minister Manmohan Singh publicly condemn the attempted coup in Ranchi after the news broke?
Manmohan Singh seems curiously absent when key decisions are made, says T.V.R. SHENOY 


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Tribune
Leftís unkind cut
The Communist parties in India cannot be accused of inconsistency. They have a track record of advocating foreign and national security policies designed to make India a surrogate or protectorate of one or another external power. Throughout the years of the Cold War, the CPI took its directions from Moscow and wanted India to follow a policy of strident criticism of the US and the western world. By G PARTHASARATHY

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India Together
But don't be a zero 
The world moves to the tunes of two kinds of men: the great kind and the evil kind. The rest of us are somewhere in between. But what heros and Neros both get us zeros to do is ask questions, says DILIP D'SOUZA 


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Economist

The tiger in front 
India can learn much from China's breakneck economic expansion. But it has valuable lessons for China, too, argues SIMON LONG 


 EDITORIAL PICKS

Boss is not for beating (Tribune)
Afghanistan: Governor Habiba (Tribune)
Use president's rule
(Tribune)
Two worlds
(Tribune)



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives

Special for Shivaratri
Perceptions of Shiva 
in ancient India

Ancient Indian literature and iconography
represent Shiva both as a malevolent and a benevolent god. Shiva is both giver and destroyer, explains ROHITHA EASWER

Time to stare
USHA KRIS introduces young readers to the joys of star gazing

The logic in having an N-missile
Pakistan has just test-fired another nuclear missile. 
An analysis by 
ERIC KOO PENG KUAN


Coorg for coffee?
USHA KRIS visits an estate-turned-resort, and is charmed by the sights and sounds of Karnataka's coffee district 

Bihar a major pollution zone
The US, China and India

Why the scoffing at Hinduism?
PIL against seer: Court's ire
CIA task on Pak anti-terror drive 
Nepal coup shows US hypocrisy
Indian style democracy in Iraq
Death from stampede avoidable

Tsunami: Tad Murthy speaks
India's Look East Policy
NRI donates $10 m for college 
Resurgent violence in J&K
What does it mean to be a Hindu in India?
Indian Elections: Verdict 2004
Meritocracy in the private sector

War on the people
United protest in New York 
Middle class devotee's appeal
Pillar of Hinduism
Nov 11 turned out like Sept 11
'Nobody is above the law'
'SP has no regard for law'
Temple: Perfect, stately and tall
US leaders oppose F-16 sale

ACADEMIC PAPERS

What is India Exclusives

Training for careers 
in journalism

India needs a national council of professionals to study the problems and prospects of media training, say Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU
and M S SAPNA


Media intervention in dairy development in Karnataka

Rural broadcasting is critical for dairy development. District radio stations and low power TV centres can play a significant role in encouraging proper dairying practices, write Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU 
and E NARAYANAPPA


Journalism education: 
A quality perspective

India brings out 45,000 newspapers, journals and periodicals in 105 languages and dialects. Yet journalism education is neglected. Experts must produce quality learning material and orient training to media needs, write Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU and MADHURA VEENA M L

Philosophy of 
Bhaja Govindam

 Hinduism: Universal religion
Health education in India

INSCRIPTIONS

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South Indian Inscriptions 

Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive work published by the Archaeological Survey of India

Volume 8
Chola Inscriptions

Volume 10
Telugu Inscriptions
from Andhra Pradesh

Volume 12

Pallava Inscriptions

Volume 14

Pandya Inscriptions

Volume 16
Telugu Inscriptions
of the Vijayanagara Dynasty

Volume 17

Inscriptions Collected
 During 1903-1904

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