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Saturday, December 30,  2006


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                                                                                                        From, December 24, 2006 to December 30, 2006

`Let There Be Variety Without Sacrificing Classical Values'

Nedunuri Krishanmurthy's life is a story of hard work and resounding success. The veteran talks about the essentials of good music, right teaching, and the approach of young performers.

Undiluted Reality Is His Stage

Multitasking playwright Manav Kaul, whose plays depict a variety of themes, says life inspires him.

'All Should Become Students Of World Literature’

The Karnataka Sahitya Anuvadha Academy, the first of its kind in the country, was set up in January last. The chairman of the academy Dr Pradhan Gurudatta, is himself a translator of repute.

Reddy Has Unleashed A Vendetta Culture: Naidu

TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu can easily be described as the most press-friendly Chief Minister the state of Andhra Pradesh has ever had. Even the most vocal critics of his nearly nine-year rule never had any problems in interacting with him.

Q&a: Islam Has A History Of Cultural Pluralism

Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher who is currently Rajni Kothari chair at the Centre for Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi. He spoke to Ronojoy Sen on the role of Islam in multicultural societies:

Richard Armitage: U.S. Strategy In Iraq Should Be

The Bush administration's policy on Iraq has reached a turning point. At this crucial juncture, the United States should notify Iraq that it is relocating its troops and carefully withdraw, says former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

`Due Diligence Is The Business Of Common Sense'

Investors are responsible for whom they choose to invest with. Red flags can be waving in the faces of people but they are convinced that the investment is good because they want to believe the hype about the amazing returns over a short period of time.

‘See Biotech From The Point Of View Of Development, Also Threat’

Ambassador Jayant Prasad, India’s disarmament diplomat at Geneva, played a crucial role in the recent review conference of the Biological Weapons Convention a fortnight ago.

'Cement Sector To See More M&as'

The cement industry is not satisfied with the boom in demand, it wants more. Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) is lobbying hard for a reduction in taxes and the price of other inputs that are under government control.

It's Time For Asia To Look Beyond The Dollar

Winner of the 2001 Nobel prize for economics,Joseph Stiglitzis a trenchant critic of the "market fundamentalism" of the International Monetary Fund. In an interview in New Delhi recently, he discusses some of the ideas in his latest book,Making . . .

`India Has To Get Stronger With Japan At The Political Level'

"The new Japan is going to be politically more active in the Asian region as opposed to the last 20 years when it played a passive role... Japanese politics drives Japanese business even more than for example Indian politics driving Indian business." . .

'Swindlers Will Be Booked'

The Kerala CM wants the deal with Canadian engineering firm, SNC Lavalin, probed. The CPI(M) doesn't. The battle has been joined.

Judith Brown

The Oxford historian and author of eight books on India, including biographies of Nehru and Gandhi, on her new release, Global South Asians.

'It's A Strategic Global Partnership'

The Japanese PM in an exclusive interview on Indo-Japanese ties and whether his country would support India when the nuclear issue comes before the NSG.

Q&a: State Should Free Borders For Art

Salima Hashmi, Dean, School of Visual Arts at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, has created many exhibitions of contemporary art across the world. Along with Yashodhara Dalmia, Hashmi has co-authored the book Memory,

'It's A Strategic Global Partnership'

The Japanese PM in an exclusive interview on Indo-Japanese ties and whether his country would support India when the nuclear issue comes before the NSG.

Judith Brown

What fascinates you about this country?

'Swindlers Will Be Booked'

The battle is between Kerala CM V.S. Achuthanandan and CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.

‘It’S A Challenging Job’

Neither the power scenario in the State nor the civic affairs of Bangalore are issues to write home about, but Mr Rau is upfront about his public interactions across the city which have been welcomed.

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