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Saturday, October 28,  2006


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                                                                                                        From, October 15, 2006 to October 28, 2006

The Stalwart, Present Continuous

A torchbearer of the Banaras baja, Pandit Kishan Maharaj talks about his forthcoming concerts and a lot else.

'The Grameen Bank Won It'

When Bangladeshi economist Dr Muhammad Yunus, popularly known as the "banker to the poor", began to think of ways to change the financial status of the poor in the impoverished village of Jobra in Bangladesh, little did he or the villagers know that they

Q&a: 'New Delhi Has Ignored Our Peaceful Struggle'

Gandhigiri may have captured the imagination of the people, but the government of India has refused to engage with Irom Sharmila's epic struggle for justice.

Small Steps, Big Goal

Interview with Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.

Q&a: 'Change Policies, We'll Beat China'

Sivakasi, a town in southern Tamil Nadu, is described as India's cracker capital. It was also notorious for employing children among the workforce . A P Selvaraj , president, Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces . . .

‘Globalisation Has Changed From Being A Cost Game To A Business Strategy’

Thomas A Stewart, Editor and Managing Director of Harvard Business Review South Asia Edition, handles business thought and gastronomy with equal finesse.

‘I Make Films Which Entertain But Break The Rules’

Our filmmakers, who are given a platform, don’t stop talking. If I approach a film with the idea that I will teach the audiences something, it is the worst approach. In two hours, if you give Rs 50-100 and get its worth, that’s enough.

Q&a: 'Afzal's Execution May Inspire Youth To Take Up Arms'

Jklf chief Yasin Malik was in Delhi for two weeks to build a campaign against the execution of Mohammad Afzal slated for October 20.

'The Us Is Really Stupid'

In the fourth part of her interview, Sarah Chayes, author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, says that the American government, is in way over its head in Afghanistan.

Beyond Barak

The full transcript of BBC Hindi special programme Aapki Baat BBC Ke Saath with former chief of Indian Navy Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat and Digvijay Singh, senior leader of Janata Dal (United) & a close aide of former Defence Minister George Fernandes.

But I Am An Artist, I Aspire To Be An Artist’

The three most important things to remember about the new Nobel laureate in literature, Orhan Pamuk, are location, location, location.

‘I Want To Come Out Of College At The Age Of Eighty And Say . . .

He’s been called the Bad Boy of Bollywood’s reigning Khan trinity. Salman Khan talks to Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief,The Indian Express, on NDTV’s Walk The Talk programme, about weathering the cases and controversies, his kind of films, and being . . .

`I'm Questioning Several Tenets Of Economics'

Micro credit not moving in India: Prof Yunus.

‘Kalam Will Ignite More Minds As A Teacher’

We produced two Noble Laureates in Physics but no one is taking to science.

Corrupt Officers Must Be Punished: Nanda

Tackling corruption has been a big challenge for Mr Gopal Chandra Nanda, Director-General of Police (Vigilance), Orissa. He is indeed a crusader against corruption.

'Washed Robusta Market The Target'

He’s the government’s man overseeing the coffee sector which has just been through a four-year low, and now, at a time when biggies the likes of StarBucks and Costa Coffee are knocking on the doors. But Coffee Board chairman G V Krishna Rau is . . .

Irish Nappy-Grappler Heading For Jumbo Success

Madcap Irishman Colin Carroll is battling outrageous odds in his death-defying quest to add sumo glory to his other world title -- in elephant polo.

Q&a: 'We Are Fighting A Losing Battle'

Spicmacay's annual celebration of Indian cultural heritage, Viraasat, is on in the capital. The series of concerts, dance performances, film screenings and workshops showcases some of our finest maestros.

‘To Protect The Dignity Of The Poor, Give Them Credit Not Charity’

The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Muhammad Yunus, is a familiar name and face in India.

‘Religion Is No Instant Soup’

Rev Dr Hans Ucko, Chief of the Inter-Religious Affairs and Dialogue Division, World Council of Churches (WCC-Geneva) will deliver the Rev Dr Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture-2006 on October 16.

"Kiran Has A Clear Vision Of Life"

"There is no sentimentality. There is no hypocrisy. She is honest. She sees the complexity of life," saysAnita Desai.

'Culture Means A Mix Of Things From Other Sources'

'And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for'.

'Poverty ... Is An Artificial Creation'

'It doesn't belong to human civilization, and we can change that, we can make people come out of poverty ... the only thing we have to do is to redesign our institutions and policies, and there will be no people who will be suffering from poverty'

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