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May 31, 2006

What does the Cabinet Secretary do?
Meet India's most powerful bureaucrat.

India's Lanka dilemma
The Tamil factor puts India in a bind.

Your ticket to Mumbai's past
They are the places time forgot. Mumbai's famous Irani restaurants. Little pockets of nostalgia dotting unlikely corners of the city, swathed in sepia, staring out as the world outside moves just a little faster every year.

The Death of Nehru's India
Ask any 20 year old today about Nehru and he will likely reply, 'Oh, he is the root cause of India's current problems.'

May 30, 2006

The woman who will play Sonia
Monica Bellucci is one of the world's most beautiful women.

'Education is the means of social mobility'
Evaluating Tamil Nadu's 69% quota system.

May 29, 2006

Can this committee end the quota deadlock?
Meet the experts on the Oversight Committee.

Living in Luxury
Check out India's most expensive hotel rooms.

Lunch at the world's best restaurant
Dining at Fat Duck, the world's leading restaurant was like participating in food chemistry.

May 26, 2006

A lot of rage, a little Rang De
Lindsay Pereira spends time with the fasting doctors.

'No one wants to hear us'
'We feel the media is not being balanced in reporting this reservation policy.'

Welcome to India's best school
DAV Gopalapuram, Chennai, has created history in the Class XII exams.

May 25, 2006

'Let us have quota, but let not caste be the criteria'
'It's not that we don't have a conscience. We should have reservation on the basis of economy.'

Bonny Jain, 12, National Geographic Bee champ
Indian kids dominate US contest.

May 24, 2006

'No need for quota at postgrad level'
Both nations are fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan.

Genius in the time of hate and bloodshed
His parents and brother recount the amazing story of Irfan Pathan's rise to the top.

May 23, 2006

The new India-Pakistan battleground
Both nations are fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan.

Remembering a Revolution
40 years ago this month, Mao Zedong launched a bloody revolution which ended with China in economic and political chaos.

Two years of the UPA: A critic's view
Critics say Dr Singh is an 8 per cent prime minister -- he is obsessed with achieving a sustained Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 8 per cent to catch up with China. There is nothing wrong about the idea, but are great nations run merely on economic vision?

May 22, 2006

'Sachin has 5, 6 years of cricket left in him'
An exclusive look at the master's training to be fit.

May 19, 2006

Did Arjun Singh's quota gamble backfire?
The HRD minster raked up the issue at a wrong time to make himself more relevant within the Congress.

Genius in the time of hate and bloodshed
His parents and brother recount the amazing story of Irfan Pathan's rise to the top.

May 18, 2006

What are Benazir and Nawaz Sharif up to?
They pledge to permanently remove the army from power.

May 17, 2006

Godhra clouds PM's Pak tour
A prime accused in the 2002 massacre is hiding in Pakistan, say the Gujarat police.

May 16, 2006

Sri Lanka, on the brink again
The situation is likely to become more volatile if the government and LTTE cannot find any common ground to start negotiations.

The New Bengal Tiger
Meet a most uncommon Marxist.

May 12, 2006

The land of the freebies
Free rice. Free clothes. Free gold. Free land. Free colour televisions. Free gas stoves. Free bank loans that needn't be repaid -- free this, free that and free what not.

What a coalition means in Tamil Nadu
It's the PMK that Karunanidhi has to worry about the most.

May 11, 2006

Let the celebrations begin
Workers of various parties who toiled day and night to ensure victory rejoice.

Kerala: Where change is static
In no other state in India is anti-incumbency such a huge factor.

The message from Bengal
It is time to accept the reality of mass support for the Left Front.

Against all Odds
One man won, the other lost.

At 82, The Comeback Kid
The amazing saga of M Karunanidhi.

29 years in Bengal & going strong
The Left Front's electoral success never ceases to amaze.

DMK manifesto hero of 2006 election
Again, in the fight between arithmetic and chemistry, arithmetic won.

'PM should think why we keep winning'
CPI-M leaders react to their victories in Kerala and West Bengal.

Why Jayalalithaa lost
A look at the factors which led to the AIADMK defeat in Tamil Nadu.

May 10, 2006

The legend who loved India
'One was never sure if he was the American ambassador to India or the Indian ambassador to the US.'

Summer, cruel, summer
Temperatures are soaring and scorching towns in northern India.

Meet the Pied Piper of Hamlyn
Ramananda Sengupta encounters the man himself.

May 09, 2006

Ready to conquer space
Sunita Williams will be the second Indian-American astronaut after the beloved Kalpana Chawla.

May 04, 2006

Mahajan's last journey
People made references to the time of Kalyug, referring to brothers not being able to trust each other.

Farewell Mr Mahajan
Images from a great tragedy.

Those whom the Gods love...
Leaders who died young...

May 03, 2006

Who beheaded Suryanarana?
Pakistan would be happy if the Taliban continued to harass Indians.

'Most of our writing is abysmal. It is unreadable'
Lindsay Pereira's fascinating interview with Kiran Nagarkar.

The Sari: Five Yards of Grace
Meet the women who wear it with great style.

May 02, 2006

In the middle of nowhere, polls don't matter
A neglected village pours out its woes during the run-up to the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.


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