Showing posts from July, 2007

Ex-leader's son fears unjust trial

The son of Bangladesh's detained former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed says military personnel in Dhaka are intimidating his mother's attorneys and he worries she will not get justice.

The Peer's Last Sigh

The pressures of being culture's blue-eyed boy has scuppered Salman Rushdie's marriage.

Back To Basics

Post Lal Masjid, questions remain for belated action as think-tanks turn the spotlight on Pakistan military's role in fomenting terrorism in Kashmir, resurgence of the Taliban and the growth of jihadi extremism and capabilities.

'Surgeons In India Far More Able Than Those In The West'

Dr Atul Gawande is a man of many parts. A second-generation NRI, the Boston-based surgeon and Harvard professor is a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant recipient and also now a very highly rated writer, published in many of America's leading magazines, including the New Yorker. His new book, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (review on next page), has been hailed as a masterpiece, winning rave reviews both in the US and UK. In an exclusive interview with Ashish Kumar Sen, he talks about his experiences working in India, and his impressions of Indian doctors.

Bahu, Trans-Atlantic

An ill-conceived memo targeting Hillary Clinton's ties with the Indian American community eclipsed Barack Obama's rising star on the political firmament.

Brown Stroke On Vibgyor

For Indians, it's a tug between charisma and colour. Either way, they win.

Look Who Is Playing God

There is a raging debate in the US regarding embryonic stem cell research. Is it ethical?

An Alien In Your Home

Monster spouses are increasingly ruining the lives of Indian immigrant women.