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Saturday, September 30,  2006


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                                                                                                        From, September 24, 2006 to September 30, 2006

"Globalisation Will Only Work If The Winners Share With The Losers"

Economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, author, most recently, of Making Globalisation Work,

spoke to Nobel Laureates Plus editor Nathan Gardels on September 22.

Q&a: No Escape From Racial Profiling

A former vice-chancellor of Oxford University and expert in private international law, Peter North has

been associated with legal reforms in UK. Manoj Mitta speaks to North about the debate over racial

profiling, which has emerged as the most . . .

‘India Will Continue To Be India’

Daryl Kimball, Director of the Arms Control Association, also cites the late Homi Bhaha to argue that

nuclear assistance for civil needs could actually help military objectives.

Cooperation First, Then Safeguards

AEC Chairman Anil Kakodkar talks about the options before India vis-a-vis the U.S. Bill on the nuclear


James Connaughton On Global Warming

Interview with James Connaughton, Chairman, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality.

"We Want To Let The People Defeat The Taliban"

Pakistan's PresidentPervez Musharrafdiscussed his new book,In the Line of Fire, and the war on

terrorism with members of the Council on Foreign Relations, including Global Viewpoint editor Nathan

Gardels. Following are edited excerpts of the . . .

'Nano City Would Be Energy Efficient'

He set up Hotmail in 1996 and changed the way the web works. Then he sold it off to Bill Gates and

has ever since been the philosopher of the Next Big Thing.

Q&a: 'Slum-Dwellers Are The Backbone Of Labour Force'

Ruzbeh N Bharucha wears several hats. Once a journalist, he is now a documentary film-maker and

writer. His latest book, Yamuna Gently Weeps, chronicles Delhi's Pushta slum demolitions. Avijit

Ghosh speaks to Bharucha about the dark side of urbanisation:

It Has To Be Equal Rights For Men And Women’

There are so many organisations working for the uplift of Muslim women, but they have achieved

nothing because the word of the Maulanas is supreme.

"If We Compromise On Competitiveness, We Can't Be A . . .

PresidentA.P.J. Abdul Kalamremains conscious that he is also a teacher and a scientist. Above all, he

is a person who loves to make others happy. Excerpts from an interview he gave toThe Hindu:

Learn How To Wow The Tourists

I have made all efforts to get information on the courses offered at CFTRI, Mysore.

‘Only 20% Of The Total Insurable Population Of India Is Covered’

The insurance industry is in the limelight on account of innovative products being offered to people

who want risk coverage as well as savings.

Crusader For Change

Arvind Kejriwal, Magsaysay award winner, on the RTI Act and his fight against corruption.

I Have Never Hankered After Fame And Money

Pullela Gopichand (33) is one of India’s two all-time badminton greats, the other being his guru

Prakash Padukone.

Cultural Diplomacy Needs A Big Thrust, Says Karan Singh

Culture is the third instrument of foreign policy and it must be effectively used as a tool for

projecting India’s image globally, says Indian Council for Cultural Relations President Dr Karan Singh.

India is rich in arts, culture, music and dance.

'Buy The Book!'

Did Armitage threaten to bomb Pakistan back into the stone age? Did Mush buckle under that? Would

Bush launch strikes into Pakistan? No answer, just usual book promotion that seems to be the new

flavour of the week.

S.Korea, U.S. Working To Spur Nuclear Talks

The United States and South Korea are working on an initiative to try to restart stalled six-country

talks on the North's nuclear program, South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said on Friday.

S. Korea's Ban Seeks To Build On Lead In U.N. Race

Informal polls showing South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the leading contender to

succeed U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan have strengthened his resolve to press for U.N. reforms,

Ban said on Friday.

"A Country Like India Must Have A Land Use Plan"

George B. Schaller, a pioneer in field biology, says it is possible to achieve economic growth without

destroying the environment and losing wildlife. In an interview in Bangalore recently, he says even

India and China, the two most populous . . .

Q&a: 'Muslims At The Receiving End Of Lanka War'

Rauf Hakeem, leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), the main Muslim political party in the

country was in New Delhi recently to discuss issues concerning internally displaced people in Sri

Lanka. Hakeem, who represents Sri Lanka's 7 per cent . . .

'There Is A True Global Talent Market'

Indian labour market has never been this red hot. There is a massive churn in the organised market

for skilled people, a reflection of the level of economic activity in the country.

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