New Delhi Tit Bits (June 2007)

New Delhi Tit Bits By Rajeev Sharma Poet Neeraj Call it sheer luck. I have had the privilege to personally interact with two of my favourite lyricists. Both are amazing personalities: Gopal Das Neeraj and Gulzar. First, Neeraj. You may recall the romantic songs, most of which are filmed on […]

BBC interview with Sania Mirza

Sania ready for Wimbledon By Piers Newbery She may only be ranked 46 in the world but Sania Mirza will be one of the most scrutinised performers at this year’s Wimbledon. India has had its fair share of tennis stars in the past but until the 20-year-old from Hyderabad arrived […]

1977-2007 : Road to revolution 30 YEARS OF LEFT IN BENGAL

Land reform to industrialisation By Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya THE LEFT Front government’s 30 years in power is a record, not just on the slippery ground of Indian politics but also in electoral politics anywhere in the world. Change and evolution are constants in politics and the CPI(M)-led coalition is no stranger […]

Fiji ‘may hold elections in 2009

Fiji’s military ruler has indicated that he might hold elections a year earlier than planned, to restore parliamentary democracy. Commodore Frank Bainimarama said his Cabinet agreed “in principle” to hold elections by March 2009, revising a previous timetable of mid-2010. His comments follow a report by the Pacific Islands Forum, […]

Living in a material world

India is see-sawing between its appetite for spirituality and hunger for consumerist pleasures By Mark Tully SCHIZOPHRENIA IS defined in my dictionary as “a medical condition marked by discon nection between thoughts, feelings, and actions.” There certainly seems to be a disconnection between India’s conversion to market capitalism and its […]