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Gossip
Finding the right agent is half the battle won. Having written his first novel, Tarun Tejpal left everything in the hands of literary agent Gillon Aitken, better known in India as Naipaul's Man...
Opinion
The views of most constitutional experts on the Jharkhand governor's role deserves the dustbin. The experts agreed that an earlier date for Jharkhand's ...
Showtime
Beneath its discreet aesthetics and emotional tug lurks a rather cliched tale, the economy of expression not wishing away the underlying melodrama.
making a difference
He wanted to build a hospice for relatives of patients. It took his sons 27 years to make it a reality.
10 Questions
Ever since her role in The Terrorist, offers poured in. Bombay Dreams, the biggest of them all.
Cover Story
indo-pak tour
Cricket is an excuse. Most visiting Pakistanis want a slice of Indian life. And they want it for keeps.
National
bjp
Good showing in Bihar-Jharkhand. The real troubles are in the states the party rules.
opinion
Goa, Jharkhand and Bihar highlight the Congress' losing grip over state cadres
karnataka
The state takes the lead in revamping the judiciary
kerala
Karunakaran's rebel rally taunts the Congress-led government. Party HQ plays wary.
shankaracharya
Will the charges against the seer drag on till they die? Updates
congress
The theme-song elsewhere is: the buck has to stop with her. But the party ascribes the current mess to Sonia's implicit faith in devolution.
MISCELLANY
What'll she sow?; Border crossings; Drink from the pond; On a wrong track; Pick it up, break it down
International
opinion
The king left Nepal's people no recourse. Budge the door to democracy open. Updates
Business
reliance
Who gets what? There are options, mediators and egos on both sides of the divide. Updates
call centres
A new survey shows India still holds the edge cost- and services-wise, but the Philippines is a contender on the horizon
EXCLUSIVE enron
In a dubious revival plan, EPF, LIC are asked to repay Dabhol foreign debt
Society
fashion
Kids' fashion now has adult sensibilities. Meet the tres chic little men and women of today.
astronomy
The world's biggest radio telescope near Pune is on the job. But do we have enough young scientists to use it?
Arts & Entertainment
MISCELLANY
Dances Of Despair, Culture Vulture, Bono and Common Rail Diesel
Television
They came, they sang, they conquered. This is what Sony's Indian Idol did to a bunch of very ordinary people.
Books
Review
Born out of notes he took on Pak's India tour, Khan's book bats for cricket as peacemaker
Agha Akbar on Cricket—A Bridge Of Peace By Shaharyar M. Khan
Review
There are minor errors of dates and facts, which OUP shouldn't have allowed. But it's a small blemish on a fine farewell offering
M.S. Gill on The Empire Of The Great Mughals—History, Art And Culture By Annemarie Schimmel
Review
Has liberalisation helped the Indian poor? This collection of case studies is one of the strongest evidences that it hasn't.
Paromita Shastri on Law, Liberty And Livelihood—Making A Living On The Streets By Edited By Parth J. Shah By Naveen Mandava
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