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Saturday, September 23,  2006

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                                                                                                        From, September 17, 2006 to September 23, 2006

Miracles Of Music

Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, who intrinsically changed the way the violin sounded in Carnatic music,

recalls how he was asked to invoke the rain gods.

Indian Market Is Gathering Pace

To increase localisation in the City and the Civic, we need to get involved with Indian suppliers.

Q&a: 'For Healthy Literature, Pulp Fiction Also Needed'

His first novel, Red Earth and Pouring Rain, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book,

his second book of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, also won the Commonwealth Writers

Prize for Best Book and his latest, Sacred Games, . . .

Sez Should Prove A Good Mechanism'

`Despite all the controversy it has raised, the Special Economic Zone should ensure high growth and

remove regional imbalances. If there is misuse, it is our responsibility to see this is corrected... ' —


'Digital Media Business Is Our Focus'

Samsung India is unfazed by the slowdown in the white goods industry and is instead focusing on

technology-led products across categories.

Asit K. Biswas

The World Water Prize laureate has fostered a rethink on water resource management

Europe’S No To Social Democrat Model?

Why are we asking? Because Sweden’s voters have thrown out their Social Democratic government

after 12 years in office, striking a blow to one of the most successful political parties in Europe.

‘Deve Gowda Indulges In Double Talk’

Even now, Gowda claims that he would never give up secular ideology just because the party has

forged an alliance with the BJP. It is the height of political immaturity. With all due respect to

Gowda, I want to say that he indulges in double talk.

‘Adult Slot On Tv Needed’

I said banning adult films is unjustifiable. I didn’t talk about pornography because the two aren’t the


Q&a: 'Access To Food Is The Biggest Challenge In Asia'

Among the Millennium Development Goals set by the UN for the 21st century, halving the proportion

of hungry people in the world is top of the list.

The Militants Are Back And With Musharraf Saab’S Knowledge

Strolling through Srinagar’s golf course in the rain, Ghulam Nabi Azad talks to Shekhar Gupta, Editor-

n-Chief, The Indian Express on NDTV’s Walk the Talk programme about the difficulties and challenges

of ruling Jammu & Kashmir. He also speaks . . .

Beyond The Urgent

Edward Luce, former South Asia bureau chief of Financial Times, talks about his book on India and on

aspects of modern Indian political life.

Noam Chomsky On The Origins Of Terrorism

Mi linguist and perhaps the best known critic of US policies of the current generation, Noam

Chomsky, speaks to Saad Sayeed on, among other things, the origins of terrorism, Kashmir, Lebanon,

his friendship with the late Eqbal Ahmed and the role . . .

The New Govt Will Complete Its Full Term

The UPA knows how to handle bureaucrats. My government will listen to the grievances of common

people, not thekedars." Madhu Koda, Jharkhand’s CM designate.

Voices Of Colour

Interview with Toi Derricotte, Professor of English and writer. By Shelley Walia .

Asit K. Biswas

This IIT, Kharagpur alumnus 2006 Stockholm World Water Prize laureate and now founder-president

of Third World Centre of Water Management, Mexico City, fostered a critical rethink among UN

agencies and governments over water resources management . . .

'Cas Crucial For Digital Migration'

The Delhi High Court directive on implementing CAS in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata has brought the

need for robust CAS solutions to the forefront. This includes, end-to-end content protection

solutions — conditional access, digital rights management . . .

Q&a: 'London Is Cheeky, Lovely And Fun'

In 2004, there were only 18 direct flights a week between India and the UK. Today, that number has

swelled to 129.

The Blunder That Cost The War On Terror

Leaving Afghanistan unfinished and starting the Iraq war has not only let the Taliban and its

Pakistani supporters off the hook, but radicalised world opinion against the US and spawned several

little al Qaidas.

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