Q&a: 'Mangroves Also Emit Greenhouse
After leading a study on methane
emissions from southern India's
coastal wetlands, R Ramesh ,
director of Anna University's
Institute of Ocean Management, is now
one of the principal
investigators for Indoflux, a
pioneering initiative in India to . .
'The Army Has To Come Out'
'The Indians are teaching the
Americans, too, how to occupy a place
... The occupation of Kashmir
has taken place over years. ... In
you have 125,000 or so American troops
in a situation of
war, controlling 25 million Iraqis.
"The Drug Problem As We Know It Of
Late Is A Consequence . . .
Antonio Maria Costa, Executive
Director, United Nations Office on
Drugs and Crime, claims his office
has been able to contain the problem
of narcotics use. In an interview
during a brief visit to Kolkata
recently, he said more could be
achieved . . .
‘Our Second Freedom Will Release Us’
A C Kamaraj, an engineer, and an
ardent believer in the interlinking of
rivers, was a member of the
committee of experts on interlinking
of rivers set up by the Union
Kashmir Rebel Chief Rejects Indian
"Come Home" Call
The Pakistan-based commander of
Kashmir's biggest guerrilla group rejected on Wednesday an
appeal by India's
prime minister for militants to return
to their homes, saying New Delhi must
leave the territory.
S.African Refinery Says India Gold
Physical sales of gold from South
Africa's Rand Refinery to the biggest
fallen by around a fifth so far this
year due to a strong rally in prices,
a refinery official said on
"Several People Have Refused The
Bangalore is famous the world over as
home to a number of hi-tech
multi-national companies and
world class colleges. Infact we have
been brought into Bangalore by
Eu Trade Boss Welcomes June Wto
Meeting, Sees Risk
Europe's trade chief welcomed a call
by the World Trade Organisation on
Tuesday for top negotiators
to meet in June to seek a key part of
a global trade deal, but he warned the
round still faced
'What Should I Apologise For?'
He was in
attending a friend's wedding and
participating in the Imagine India
when Fanaa's producer Aditya Chopra
and director Kunal Kohli informed
Aamir Khan about the ban
imposed on his latest release by
cinema associations . . .
Why No Protests On Capitation Fees?
The anti-quota participant in the
programme was not really qualified to
debate the well-known
social-scientist who argued that we
can point out the flaws in quotas, but
to say that the entire
mechanism should be scrapped would be
going too far.
“There Have To Be Final Talks For
He is distant, cold and speaks
Quotas By Fiat
Blaming the politicians for keeping
caste biases alive, Prof Andre
Beteille insists that reservations
lead to social polarisation.
"I'm At The Crossroads"
The Adelaide Writers' Week offered an
interesting meeting with Australian
author Helen Garner.
Filmmaker Madhusree Dutta's "Seven
Islands and a Metro" focusses on the
invisible citizens who keep
the city's wheels running.
Clear Choice In Kerala A Cannon's Tale
Kerala votes against the neoliberal
agenda of the Congress-led front,
which is backed by sectarian
Left In Government
The Left is now placed in a happy
transitional period when it can get
the support of rural toilers and
urban middle classes.
Minority Government In Tamil Nadu
The DMK's manifesto and alliance
arithmetic enable M. Karunanidhi to
take charge as Chief Minister
for the fifth time in Tamil Nadu.
A Fairy Tale Debut
Kaavya Viswanathan talks about her
book, fame and future.
Bending Communism Like Buddha In The
Citadel Of Marxism
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev
Bhattacharya has unleashed a virtual
revolution in the Marxist
Q&a: 'Rushdie Is Only Indian Author To
Hit Big Time'
Bloomsbury's publishing director Liz
Calder's most recent success has been
the launch of the famous
Harry Potter series of books written
by J K Rowling. Salman Rushdie credits
her with the launch of his
Booker Prize winner Midnight's
‘India Follows A Democratic Path Of
Guy Sorman, a French philosopher and
Indophile, believes that India is
coping well with globalisation
He says that the real issue is not the
clash between West and Islam, but
between the radical and moderate