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An Indian who longs for India (IANS Book Review)


March 28th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Reverse Journey"; Author: Vivek Kumar Singh; Publisher: Frog Books, Mumbai;Pages: 122; Price: Rs.95 A beautiful tale, told straight from the heart. This description could well summarise this slim work ... Read more...

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What the soul tells the capitalist (IANS Book Review)


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "A Saint in the Board Room"; Authors: R. Durgadoss and B. Yerram Raju; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Pages: 382; Price: Rs.295This is a book unlike any other, a fictional cocktail of ... Read more...

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Hindu journalist wins first prize for Humanitarian Reporting


October 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Aman Sethi of The Hindu Wednesday won the first prize of Rs.50,000 in the Humanitarian Reporting awards instituted by the ICRC and the Press Institute ... Read more...

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Somnath’s book has ‘Left’ questions unanswered (Book Review)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian"; Author: Somnath Chatterjee; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India/India Today Group; Pages: 397; Price: Rs.499Somnath Chatterjee needs no introduction. His political trajectory ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Sri Lanka minus the war’s shadow


November 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Colombo Thursday with one clear agenda: mark a new beginning in India-Sri Lanka relations minus the ... Read more...

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For A to Z of Hinduism, pick up this gem (IANS Book Review)


November 20th, 2010 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Hinduism - An Alphabetical Guide"; Author: Roshen Dalal; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs.999; Pages: 483This is an invaluable encyclopaedia on Hinduism, a treasure of knowledge, a product of years ... Read more...

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India’s political class under attack over brazen corruption


November 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A chief minister allegedly undervalues precious state land and sells it cheap to his sons. Another's mother-in-law gets a seafront flat meant for ... Read more...

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LTTE tells India it is not trying to regroup


November 12th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In an obvious bid to regain legal status in India, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers have told Home Minister P. Chidambaram that it is ... Read more...

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Why India likes a dictator Obama loves to hate (Comment)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy US President Barack Obama's impassioned appeal to India to speak out against the military junta in Myanmar is unlikely to impact New Delhi's policy. Myanmar is one of ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora asked to shun negativity


October 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil militant group turned political party has urged the Tamil diaspora to be "realistic" to achieve a better political deal now ... Read more...

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Solheim to visit Sri Lanka — to mend fences


October 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim plans to visit Colombo in a bid to mend troubled ties with Sri Lanka, where many had come to ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa using Sino-Indian rivalry in Sri Lanka: activist


September 16th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is using the perceived Sino-Indian rivalry to keep at bay New Delhi's concerns over the Tamil community, says a ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan walk the tired road to peace (Comment)


July 21st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy The India-Pakistan meltdown took place only days ago. But it seemed one was reading an old novel with a jaded storyline. Except that the leading protagonists were new.It ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan areas of discord


July 16th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) The main stumbling blocks in India-Pakistan dialogue:Kashmir: India says the happenings in Jammu and Kashmir are its own business. Pakistan disagrees, and says it concerns ... Read more...

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No breakthrough but India and Pakistan will keep talking


July 16th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan Friday pondered over the future of their bilateral dialogue as the much-awaited talks between the foreign ministers ended without any breakthrough ... Read more...

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Pakistan media blame India for deadlock in talks


July 16th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Leading Pakistani newspapers Friday blamed India for the deadlock in the first major bilateral engagement since the Mumbai terror attack.But the accusatory tone varied among ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Balochistan cast a shadow on India-Pakistan talks (Roundup)


July 16th, 2010 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Serious differences over Jammu and Kashmir and Balochistan came to the fore here Thursday as India and Pakistan ended their first major bilateral dialogue ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan talks tripped by Kashmir, Balochistan (Fourth Lead)


July 16th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan ended their first major bilateral dialogue after the Mumbai terror attack here Thursday, but the extended six hours of discussions saw them ... Read more...

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Amid hopes, India and Pakistan extend talks (Evening Lead)


July 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan met here Thursday for the first time after the Mumbai terror attack, with their talks getting extended ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan talks extended


July 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan were extended Thursday, with a senior Indian official saying there was "good news" to report."It ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin peace talks amid hope (Lead)


July 15th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan SwamyIslamabad, July 15 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan Thursday began talks aimed at bridging their trust deficit and to put their relations, derailed after the ... Read more...

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Time for peace has come, says Pakistan minister


July 15th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The time has come for India and Pakistan to overcome their mistrust and make peace, says Pakistani Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira. "Those of us who ... Read more...

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Assassination overshadows Krishna visit (Pakistan Diary)


July 15th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The assassination of a Baloch leader and retaliatory street violence all over Balochistan overshadowed the visit by Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to Pakistan. Splashed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan set to take peace process forward


July 15th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Their ties having hit a new low after the Mumbai terror attack, the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are set Thursday to open ... Read more...

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Krishna in Pakistan to mark ‘new journey’, harps on Headley (Roundup)


July 14th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Wednesday with a pledge to begin "a new journey" in improving relations with Pakistan but made ... Read more...

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Pakistan has to act on Headley confessions, says India


July 14th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) A day before his talks here, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday that India expected Pakistan to act on confessions by terror suspect David ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit marks new beginning, says Krishna


July 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who arrived here Wednesday, described his three-day visit to Pakistan as important and marking a "new beginning" in ... Read more...

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Krishna arrives in Pakistan amid concern and hope (Lead, Changing Dateline)


July 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Wednesday in the most tangible move aimed at reviving a dialogue between India and Pakistan since the ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Pakistan amid concerns and hopes


July 14th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left for Islamabad Wednesday for the most tangible move aimed at reviving a dialogue between India and Pakistan ... Read more...

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Eelam dreams only hurting Tamils: Sri Lankan minister (Interview)


June 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil minister who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India says the Tamil diaspora's refusal to give up the Tamil ... Read more...

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India to discuss Sri Lanka reconciliation with Rajapaksa


June 7th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India, heavily involved in the reconstruction of Sri Lanka's northeast, will discuss the process of political reconciliation in the country when President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s only Tamil chief minister visits India


June 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Formerly a Tamil Tiger child soldier, Sri Lanka's only Tamil chief minister is visiting India to learn a little more about how to run ... Read more...

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Left on its way out in West Bengal, admits leader (Interview)


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The drubbing in the municipal elections is a clear pointer that the Left Front that has ruled West Bengal continuously since 1977 is ... Read more...

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US-India ties will remain clouded by Pakistan (IANS Book Review)


May 29th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "The South Asia Story"; Author: Harold A. Gould; Sage Publications, Price: Rs.295; Pages: 136When the affable Chester Bowles was named ambassador to India in 1951, it was seen ... Read more...

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A year later, few in Sri Lanka mourn Prabhakaran


May 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) One year after Tamil Tigers chieftain Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed the same way he sent so many to their death, Sri Lanka remains ethnically ... Read more...

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