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aturday May 12, 2007


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                                                                                                                   From, May 06, 2007 to May 12, 2007 

'What Is A Fatwa For A Progressive Woman? '

Back home, Pakistan's Tourism Minister Nilofer Bakhtiar faces a cleric's fatwa for "un-Islamic behaviour". But that does not stop her from recognising that this is the "best time for women in Pakistan".

I Still Get Fan Mail For Mera Naam Shabnam: Bindu

I'm at her Eden Hall apartment which has a glorious view of the Haji Ali dargah.. Although the house is in a mess because of renovation, she’s anything but.

'Children Are Also Sexual Beings'

It's no boon being children in India, or for that matter, anywhere in the world. This is chillingly borne out by statistics that put the number of children in one form of distress or another at a staggering 300 million.

Be Prepared For Many Hiccups And Some Frustration: Asad Durrani

The former Inter-Services Intelligence chiefspeaks out on the prospects of the India-Pakistan Joint Counter-Terrorism Mechanism.

A Challenging Role

Why was Madhavan keen on ‘Evano Oruvan?’ Read on.

‘Wish To Perform At Global Level’

Sudha Ragunathan, who performed recently at the Tamil Music Festivalorganised by the Tamil Isai Sangam at Raja Muthaiah Mandram in Madurai, answered a few questions put across by Rajalakshmi Padmanabhan at the end of the concert.

Waiting For Worthwhile Roles

He was a popular villain-turned action hero in Malayalam movies. Now Babu Antony is planning a comeback.

'I Will End Sp's Jungle Raj'

The BSP chief shrugs off the question of possible alliances post elections, saying her party 'will get an absolute majority, it will not have to seek help.'

'They Might Do Any Thing On My Return, But I Will Engage In The Political Process'

This week has been a veritable roller-coaster for former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed.

'Jp Is To Be Blamed For Emergency Too'

Updated for the website -- this is an extended version of the interview, excerpts from which appeared in print magazine and had earlier been reproduced here.

'Industry Growth Will Be Asymptotic

The buzz around India’s emergence as a large auto market is getting louder. However, only a few of the country’s steel companies produce automotive steels.

`There Was Pressure On Fipb'
Vodafone's Indian foray may have been much smoother had Telecom Watchdog, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), not challenged the deal in the Delhi High Court.

‘We Don’t Have A Very Rigid Yes Or No’

Sudhir Kakar needs no introduction, simply because of the volume of work he has done and the number of books he has written surrounding his field of specialisation — psychoanalysis.

'It Was Easy To Build Up Positions, But Difficult To Exit'

Kisan Ratilal Choksey has seen it all. Right from the plain exchange of ‘kapli’ (debit and credit note) to the maintenance of ‘sauda kitaab’, complexities of vyaj badla and the maddening confusion of ‘scream-based’ trading.

With An Eye On The Retail Market

The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now (ACORN) and Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, both started out in the state of Arkansas, but the difference ends there.

`Doubtful If Employers Would Think Of Fbt Recovery On Esop'

"In addition, the employers will have to go through the hazard of claiming it as revenue expenditure under the umbrella section 37(1) of the Income-Tax Act.

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