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aturday March 24, 2007


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                                                                                                                   From, March 11, 2007 to March 24, 2007 

Attuned To The Lines Of Destiny

Shaan has made his mark as a playback singer and television anchor.

'You Don't Get A Ravi Shankar By Marketing'

L Subramaniam combines the serenity of Indian classical music with the magnetism of a western star.

The Marginalised Have A Right To Be Listened To: Wangari Maathai

Nobel Peace Prize winnerWangari Maathaion the equitable distribution of resources and the importance of civil society groups in good governance.

For A Business Civilisation That Is Humane

`Corporate goodness' is the desire on the part of corporate management to operate according to an altruistic or idealistic motive.

Who Are `Neutral Cas'?

Recently, there were reports that the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) would take the help of `neutral CAs'.

`I'm Primarily A Cinema Actor'

A freewheeling chat with Shabana Azmi about cinema, feminism and identities.

Understanding India

Hailing from Germany, Dr Martin Kampchen has been in India since 1973. A postgraduate in Indian Philosophy from Madras University, he holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Santiniketan.

Growth Prospects Good In Offshoring Business

At 38, he is the youngest president & CEO of a top-tier IT services firm. With 17 years of experience, Francisco D'Souza has a challenge at his hand, which he believes is an opportunity where he can take Cognizant to greater heights.

The Bard Has Flown

The whippings that Arjun Raina received at St Columbus School did not turn him, in the long run, into an obedient man.

'We're Concerned About Jobs'

The ministries feel the Planning Commission is dictating their agendas. Take the whole process of getting a model concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP).

Jiah Khan

The UK-bred girl is making waves for her debut in RGV's Nishabd opposite the Big B.

'It's Meant To Sustain Harmony'

The Himachal Pradesh chief minister explains why his government enacted a law banning forced conversions.

'We Have To Find A Middle Ground'

The HRD minister looks visibly pleased after the cabinet approved his ministry's suggestion on regulating entry of foreign universities.

Labour Law Reforms Can Benefit Workers Too

We do not want sacrifices from labour because that is still the bottom end of society. If labour laws are liberalised the right way, the workers will benefit.

More People Fly, My Mantra Is ‘Value For Money’

In an interview to G Ulaganathan of the Deccan Herald, M Thiagarajan, MD of Paramount Airways, unveils his vision, dreams and mission.

‘Story Of Pyramids Linked To Motivation Of People’

Emmy Award-winning Christopher Cassel, the director-producer-writer of the show, "Egypt: Engineering an Empire", the man behind a similar earlier programme on Rome, and Director (Special Projects) with Kralyevich Productions, Inc. (KPI), speaks to . . .

"We Need To Get The Whole Of West Asia Together In An Open, Continued Process"

Bahrain's Foreign MinisterShaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifaon the crisis in Iran, the Iraq situation, the Arab-Israeli dispute, and the region's expectations from India.

'Gandhi Padha Hai, Kaafi Hai'

Struck by the cynicism underlying this country's new-found optimism, our guest editor sent a reporter to interview a well-known social activist.

‘Digital Cinema Will Spur Growth’

Eros International Plc., is the only Indian entertainment company to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

Needed, Accountability For Adventurous Tax Demands

The root cause for all the `demand' woes is the fact that the assessing officer who takes an aggressive approach in formulating the assessment, which is subsequently reversed by a higher appellate authority, is not held accountable for his action.

Let's Fix The Bones Before They Break

Volume-wise, India tops the global chart in osteoporosis. Delhi-based Ambrish Mithal, endocrinologist and founder-member, Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, tells Narayani Ganesh that simple cures and lifestyle corrections can help build . . .

A Budget Boost For Infrastructure Financial Products

Innovative products, such as takeout financing, structured financial loans and securitisation, have not been extensively used in infrastructure financing.

'Publishing A Big Opportunity In India'

Publishing is attracting numerous global players to expand their presence in India. German publishing group Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, which started out as a book club in Germany, already has a large presence in India through . . .

Growth In Wikipedia Is High In Non-English Versions

With more than 3.7 million contri-butors writing in 249 languages, Wikipedia, the online encyclo-paedia, is an amazing example of collaboration among individuals.

`For Country's Energy Security, We Are Moving Into Gas, Hydro And Nuclear'

In the Eleventh Plan, we want to add at least 22,000 MW, including about 2,000 MW from hydro, which will be a thrust area.

Jessica Hines

Once linked to Aamir Khan, she is out with her first book, Bollywood, Bachchan and Me. . . .  .

'Fat Chance That Hostilities Will End'

The war between the Hezbollah and Israel may have come to an inconclusive end but there is little chance that hostilities will subside.

`No Need To Patent Small Changes'

When the Patents (Amendment) Bill was under debate in March 2005, concerns were raised in Parliament about what type of pharmaceutical products should be eligible for patent in India and the country's obligations under the World . . .

Against Monopoly

YUSUF K. Hamied is the chairman of Cipla, one of India's largest pharmaceutical companies and the country's fifth largest private spender in research and development.

`Lessons In Defeats'

VETERAN Congress leader Motilal Vora believes that the party's electoral defeats in Punajb and Uttarakhand are not really setbacks, because important lessons can be learnt from them for the battles lying ahead. Excerpts from an interview . . .

`We Can Continue Winning'

BHARATIYA Janata Party insiders say that the perception within the Sangh Parivar is that party president Rajnath Singh's standing as a national leader has risen after the BJP's electoral victories in Punjab and Uttarakhand.

`Warning Signals'

PRAKASH KARAT, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), points out that the Punjab and Uttarakhand election results are warning signals for the secular forces in general and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) . . .

There Is No Need To Be `Trip'ped By Patents

While it is important to adhere to the TRIPS Agreement, there is no need for the economy to do a `kamikaze' over it.

Creative Accounting Can Thrive On Gaps In M&a Standards

In India, at present, there is no accounting standard corresponding to IFRS-3 dealing with acquisition of an entity as a subsidiary on day zero, leaving some significant issues un-addressed.

Interview: Dr. Anil

Interview with Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, AEC.

Incentivise Private Sector To Help Poor

As the executive director, UN-HABITAT, and UN undersecretary-general, Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka is busy spearheading issues related to rapid urbanisation, like urban poverty, lack of adequate water and sanitation.

‘The Real Problem Is Not Income Inequality, It Is Inequality Of Opportunity’

This week the UNDP released the Human Development Report for Arab Countries, with a focus on the ‘Rise of Arab Women’.

Memories Of Earth, Air, Fire And Water

Goan artist Subodh Kerkar, who just exhibited at the Gulf Art Fair, on the philosophy behind his installations.

Originality His Forte

One should write only if one really has a story to tell, says Manav Kaul, the national swimming champion-turned-theatre actor and director.

Double Century

There are two Hemanths in Kannada entertainment industry. One is a singer and the other is a music director.  

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