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aturday February 10, 2007


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                                                                                                                   From, January 28, 2007 to February 10, 2007 

One From The Memory Bank

Guru Katherine Kunhiraman on her dance journey.

Theatre For Liberation

Noted theatre director Probir Guha, whose "Victimised" was on the boards at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav, says his Alternative Living Theatre is not just a group but a movement.

Q&a: You Touch A Manuscript, You Touch The Soul Of India

The recent Frankfurt Book Fair showcased an exhibition, The Word is Sacred, Sacred is the Word, of nearly 100 Indian manuscripts.

‘We Have Aggressive Growth Plans’

Vishwapati Trivedi, in an interview with Deccan Herald, expressed the confidence that after the merger, the new airlines will emerge among the top ten in the world.

"Allegations Of Corruption Only Against A Handful Of Judges"

Chief Justice of IndiaK.G. Balakrishnanspeaks to Karan Thapar in an interview on Devil's Advocate telecast on CNN-IBN and CNBC on February 4 and 5. Excerpts:

From Compliance To Performance

A company's capacity to create value depends on the risks it is willing to take at the strategic and operational levels.

'Cargo Hub At Nagpur Is A Great Idea'

India’s air cargo market is poised for a steep take-off, feels Ram Menen, senior vice-president of Emirates Airline and a veteran specialising in air cargo.

Bright Prospects For Practising Company Secretaries

With compliance management becoming more important the number of practising company secretaries is bound to go up.

Hot Waters

The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal has given its final verdict, to Karnataka’s chagrin and Tamil Nadu’s satisfaction.

Vaccines Are An Important Part Of Modern Healthcare Medicine

India is seen as a potentially rising market for vaccines with a market of around $300 million.

Q&a: 'We Cannot Demonise Our Adversaries'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a voice of sanity in an increasingly violent world. While in New Delhi to participate in the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha in South Africa, the anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate spoke . . .

Hospitality Treaty

The Luxembourg company was conducting international advertising, marketing sales programmes for Indian hotels.

`Our Main Concern This Year Is Increasing Supply'

I should concentrate on how to improve productivity. The only way is to improve efficiencies.

'The Thrust Now Is On Self-Regulation'

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has just elected a new president for the year.

'From Agriculture To Industry'

Interview with Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Q&a: More Us Troops In Iraq Will Fuel More Violence

Germany's greatest living novelist and Nobel laureate, Guenter Grass , raised a storm in 2006 by disclosing that he had been a soldier in the Waffen SS unit of Nazi Germany's army.

Kannada Meet: Showcasing State’s Progress

I M Vittalamurthy, a senior IAS officer and Principal Secretary, Kannada and Culture, Tourism and Information Department, is heading the team that is working for the success of the mega event.

Visual Vocabularies

Sarnath Banerjee on his new graphic novel .......

Confessions Of A Hope-A-Holic

Gloria Steinem, arguably the most glamorous and globally recognisable face of the international women's movement, appears as energetic and inventive as ever at 72.

‘Nuclear Deal With Us Will Help India As It Won’T Be Forced To Depend On Petro-Authoritarian Regimes’

Thomas Friedman — New York Times columnist and author of The Lexus & the Olive Tree and The World is Flat — has always been among the first to sense a global trend and communicate it to his readers, often in a single, telling metaphor.

What Next?

After the blistering action on the auction front, at the UK Takeover Panel, in which Tata won Corus after the dramatic bidding battle with CSN, a few questions linger on.


A graduate of the Iran Film and Theatre University, 31-year-old Mohammad Aghebati's choice of scripts, themes and authors shows an eclectic taste.

A Voice For Peace And Amity

Madeeha Gauhar, the theatre artiste from Pakistan, says now younger artistes are creating an art form to espouse the cause of democracy and secularism.

It Runs In The Family

For five generations these musicians from Sembonar Koil have preserved a precious legacy — playing the nagaswaram.


A shaven head streaming with plaited strands, ear and finger rings, a chain with an "Om" pendant, a wrist band... Ovlyakuli Khojakuli cannot but turn eyes towards him wherever he goes.

Taking An Interest In Credit

This week the Reserve Bank of India announced a hike in interest rates in its credit policy. The policy carries implications for the rising inflation rate. But will it also impact growth?

Biggest Issue May Not Be Most Decisive

When Punjab goes to polls next month, among the usual curiosities may be a new one: can the prime minister influence the vote?

`Conceptually Unsound'

Interview with Raju Ramachandran, former Additional Solicitor-General.

Q&a: Tata Takeover Of Corus

Indian company Tata Steel has won the battle to buy its Anglo-Dutch rival Corus.

`Supreme Court Cannot Make Laws'

Interview with Somnath Chatterjee, Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

'We Hope To Break Even In 2008'

Delhi-based low-cost carrier IndiGo had announced its launch plans with a big-bang 100-aircraft Airbus order in mid-2005.

Q&a: Iq Tests Are About Innate Intelligence

Mensa International is the largest, oldest and best-known high-IQ society in the world. Potential members must score within the top 2 per cent of any approved standardised intelligence test to qualify.

"The Asean-India Relationship Has Reached A High Point"

A "strategic approach" is the best way to clinch the difficult trade pact between India and the Association of South East Asian Nations by the July timeline.

‘A Cabinet Minister Makes Money... Problem Comes When You Do Not Give A Farthing To The Organisation’

In the second part of his interview with The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on NDTV 24x7’s Walk the Talk programme, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray speaks about the relationship between money and politics and why he thinks Indira Gandhi . ..

India's Beat Composer

His compositions once had people tapping their feet and clapping their hands; it sent youngsters into ecstasies and producers queued up outside his door because getting him as music director ensured box-office success. Omkar Prakash Nayyar was . . .

When Tata And Csn Head Off To The Ring...

It was on the night of Republic Day that we received mails from Corus, with information about the UK Takeover Panel's announcement.

`Like To See Indian Markets Cool Off A Little'

With the country in the midst of earnings season, and expecting the RBI's Credit Policy in a couple of days, Mr Malcolm Wood, Equity Strategist Asia-Pac of Morgan Stanley, shares his perspective on Indian markets.

'Greater The Criticism, More Alert The Leader'

The Gujarat CM rarely speaks to the English media which he believes is opposed to him. But he agreed to an.....

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

One of UK's best-known columnists, she writes on politics and culture for major dailies like The Independent and Evening Standard.

‘What’S Raj Dharma? There Is No Such Thing Anywhere In The Country. There’S Only One Dharma, Muslim Dharma’

Balasaheb Thackeray, the Shiv Sena chief who recently turned 80, spoke to The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on NDTV 24x7’s Walk the Talk.

Taking Science Out Of Labs

We need to change the way people view science, says biologist Rupert Sheldrake. Western science was shaped by the needs of industrial revolution ... Science excludes ordinary people.

Indian Entrepreneurs Can Invest In Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda, a Caribbean nation, has plans to establish diplomatic mission in India. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda W Baldwin Spencer was in Bangalore recently on his way to Manipal where he was a guest of honour at Manipal University.

India Has Vast Tourism Potential: Lord Rana

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2007 to Lord Diljit Rana in recognition of his efforts in promoting closer cultural and business links between Northern Ireland and India.

‘Fiscal Policy Is Too Accommodative’

Kristin Lindow, vice-president, senior credit officer and lead sovereign analyst for India, Moody’s New York, exuded dollops of optimism, as she spoke about the India growth story, the investment in infrastructure and the importance of fiscal prudence.

Q&a:'we Offer The Serious Film Buff A Complete Package'

The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is widely reputed to be the finest of its kind in India.  

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