Yesterday, Today And `Naalai'
Actor Richard, whose entry as the hero
of `Kaadhal Virus' was lukewarm, made
an impact in the action-packed, `Naalai.'
The Pains Of Bhagirathi
Director Anwar Jamal talks about his
association with the Tehri dam
struggle and his well known
documentary "Call of the Bhagirathi".
One For The Family
Director Sangeeth Sivan on "Apna Sapna
Money Money" releasing this Friday.
Melody Holds Musician
S. Shankar, one of the leading singers
of Carnatic music, believes individual
attention is a must for a fruitful
That Singular Perspective
Theatre director Bapi Bose talks about
his latest play and what ails our
'Hard Assets Critical'
The management professor at Wharton,
one of the leading experts on global
M&AS, says the Tata-Corus deal signals
the coming of age for Indian industry.
He and twin brother Vijay shot the
Cherub of the Mist. The film on the
elusive Red Panda has fetched them the
Green Oscar '06.
‘Kannada Qualifies For Classical
Octogenarian G S Shivarudrappa, who
has been honoured with the prestigious
title Rashtra Kavi (national poet) by
the state government during the golden
jubilee year of Karnataka, is among
the finest writers in Kannada.
Some Hitches On Arms Surrender Remain:
As summit-level talks continue between
Maoists and the seven-party alliance
on Nepal’s future, Nepal’s deputy
prime minister and foreign minister K
P Sharma Oli, on a goodwill visit to
India, spoke on the sidelines of a CII
function to Nirmala . . .
Interview: Shahid Meezan
Shahid meezan, Director, Child Labour
Division in the Ministry of Labour and
Employment, spoke to Frontline on the
challenge of eradicating child labour
and on the initiatives taken by the
Labour Ministry. Excerpts:
'It's Not Mindless Privatisation'
The rail mantri on his plans to seek
private investment so as to provide
better amenities to passengers.
Q&a: 'Isf Will Intensify Dialogue
Among Social Groups'
Ayesha Kidwai is one of the organisers
of the India Social Forum, a five-day
conclave-cum-festival of alternative
culture that begins in New Delhi on
Thursday. Kidwai, who teaches
linguistics at JNU, speaks to Amit
Bhattacharya on the event as well . .
Interview: Ashok Agarwal
Eradication of child labour is not
possible without strong Central
intervention, believes Ashok Agarwal,
senior lawyer of the Delhi High Court
and founder-member of Social Jurist, a
lawyers' group involved with social
The Other Kind Of Gas
On November 7, the government awarded
contracts for the exploration coal bed
methane — gas trapped below coal seams
— in 9 of 10 blocks offered under
current policy. The consortia led by
the Anil Ambani group’s
RNRL-REL-Geopetrol bagged four blocks,
`The Human Being Is Bigger Than A
I am bringing in another business
category. The business to do good to
people without any expectation of
Halving Poverty By 2015
This Forum provides an opportunity for
stakeholders from eight South Asian
countries to evaluate their progress
towards meeting the MDGs, the
challenges they face, and the actions
needed in the short-to medium-term
future to meet the 2015 deadline.
Q&a: 'Qur'an Doesn't Ask Women To Wear
Maulana Kalbe Sadiq , a well-known
Shia scholar, has never shied away
from courting controversy. His open
advocacy of gender equality,
literacy/property rights and family
planning have won him much admiration
among Muslim masses, especially the
`It Is Financial Exclusion Of Ssis'
"The share of credit to SSIs as a
percentage of net bank credit has come
down from 17.5 per cent to a pathetic
8.1 per cent today, though credit to
SSIs has grown in absolute terms." MR
DE. Ramakrishnan, President,
Industrial And Financial
Of Gains And Losses
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni focuses on
the immigrant experience, the flitting
between the old and the new, from a
Q&a With Mahathir Bin Mohamad
For 22 years Mahathir bin Mohamad
dominated Malaysia's ruling party, the
United Malays National Organization,
and set a course for the country that
helped upgrade its infrastructure and
diversify its economy.
‘India Inc Rarely Uses Executive
Eastern Europe and
for different reasons, are bigger
markets for the executive search than
India. Although, as companies expand,
globalise and, yes, as government
controls ease up, the executive search
market is growing even in India.