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aturday March 31, 2007


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                                                                                                                   From, March 25, 2007 to March 31, 2007 

Diabetes Onset Earlier In India Than In West

Diabetes is becoming an invisible epidemic. Lars Rebein Sorensen, president and CEO of Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes care, spoke to H S Balram on the sidelines of the Global Changing Diabetes Leadership Forum in New York recently:

A Long But Fruitful Search

Sankara Rao's research has helped unearth unknown Annamacharya songs.

Moving Centre Stage

Harisree Ashokan, who plays the protagonist in `Akasham,' says playing the lead entails more responsibility.

More Than News

CNN anchor Monita Rajpal on the various experiences of anchoring.

A Man Of Many Layers

Meet actor Krishnan Kaladharan Nair. I try to interpret my characters to reflect the dilemma of modern man.

He Lives, Breathes Cinema

He won laurels for his debut, `Dombivli Fast.' Now Nishikant Kamat details his Tamil remake, `Evano Oruvan,' with his experiences in Chennai.

Entering The Second Innings

Sujatha Cine Arts returns with Vidudhalai. A tête-à-tête with K. Balaji, who has passed the mantle on to son Suresh.

In A Deluge Of Melodies

Mungaru Maley's unanticipated success has flooded music composer, Mano Murthy with offers.

Sound Theory

Carnatic vocalist S. Sowmya regrets the tendency to regard theory and practise as separate entities of music, and feels it has to be treated as an integral whole.

India Does Not Have A High Street: Francoise Montenay

Francoise Montenay, president, Chanel SAS & chairman, Comité Colbert is one of the speakers at the prestigious Hindustan Times MINT Luxury Conference.

‘Mulayam Is So Weakened On The Ground, I Will Be . . .

He has been called the ‘Front Man’ and former Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh has been doing what he is best at — forging fronts and alliances that have been called the second, third and even fourth front against communal forces, in the last . . .

Weird Turns In A Wireless Deal

Last week, the FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) deferred a decision on Vodafone's proposal to acquire Hutch-Essar.

If A State Breaks A Law, It Undermines Its Own Authority

Justice Arthur Chaskalson is president, International Commission of Jurists, chair, Eminent Jurists Panel on terrorism, counterterrorism and human rights, former Chief Justice of South Africa and first President of South Africa's Constitutional Court.

‘Ulfa Is A Pawn In The Hands Of Bangla’

Marwah criticises the Centre’s handling of the ULFA and does not trust that Myanmar will undertake a Bhutan-style operation against the ULFA on its borders.

‘Secularism Debate Has Changed...Muslims Voted For Us In Punjab’

This businessman son of an ex-prime minister is in some ways the demonstration of the possibilities of politics.

Tigers In The Air

The Tamil Eelam Air Force (TAF) of the LTTE, go into action for the first time since its creation nine years back, signalling that that the war started by President Rajapakse, with the help of Pakistan, has entered a new. . .  

Tablighi Jamaat And Pakistan Team

Did Pakistani cricket coach Bob Woolmer's criticism of the growing influence of the Tablighi Jamaat of Pakistan on many players of the Pakistani cricket team contribute to his brutal murder?

Amit Chaudhuri

The novelist's debut music album playfully marries Western pop to Indian raga.

Atom-By-Atom, From Amoeba To Elephant

Every molecular assembly in nature is nano technology. Therefore, an understanding of nano will help us to do things better, with improved efficiency — in much more eco-friendly, sustainable manner.

Recognition Too Late

Assamese filmmaker, Arup Manna, talks about his film on Aideu Handique, the first Assamese woman to act in films.

Brothers In Music

DHRUPAD is an ancient style of Hindustani classical music that has survived in its original form.

'Revolution Can't Be Repeated, Only Developed'

In a significant move, the Nepal Maoists signed an agreement with the Seven-Party Alliance (SPA) in order to establish multi-party democracy in Nepal.

Good Offerings, Bad Offerings

In what can be seen as an international precedent, capital markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has made it mandatory for companies to get their Initial Public Offering (IPOs) graded.

Unsettling Confusion In A Settled Confession

A longer tenure should be given to the Settlement Commission, say, till March 31, 2009, to complete all pending cases under the existing provisions.

'Menu Innovation Our Strength'

US fast food major McDonald’s made its debut in India ten years ago and now has 108 restaurants across the country.  

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