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
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
For A Business Civilisation That Is
`Corporate goodness' is the desire on
the part of corporate management to
operate according to an altruistic or
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.
Dr Martin Kampchen has been in India
since 1973. A postgraduate in Indian
University, he holds a Ph.D. in
Comparative Religion from Santiniketan.
Growth Prospects Good In Offshoring
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
The Bard Has Flown
The whippings that Arjun Raina
received at St Columbus School did not
turn him, in the long run, into an
'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).
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
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
More People Fly, My Mantra Is ‘Value
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
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
‘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
Needed, Accountability For Adventurous
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
Let's Fix The Bones Before They Break
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
Innovative products, such as takeout
financing, structured financial loans
and securitisation, have not been
extensively used in infrastructure
'Publishing A Big Opportunity In
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
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
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 . . .
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
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
While it is important to adhere to the
TRIPS Agreement, there is no need for
the economy to do a `kamikaze' over
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
Interview: Dr. Anil
Interview with Dr. Anil Kakodkar,
Incentivise Private Sector To Help
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
This week the UNDP released the Human
Development Report for Arab Countries,
with a focus on the ‘Rise of Arab
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
There are two Hemanths in Kannada
entertainment industry. One is a
singer and the other is a music