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Wishing our readers a Happy and
a Safe 2004!
- Men, women and mountains
L-R: Everesters Santosh Yadav and Bachendri Pal of India
of mountain lure
the world's leaders could spend a few days climbing a mountain together,
then things would go better.”
so said Reinhold Messner.
The year 2003 celebrated the golden anniversary of
achievements in mountain climbing in the Himalayas and the
Karakorams. This feature is a tribute to all those who made
it to the top, especially the
largely unacknowledged Sherpas, and those who did
People - Leila Seth
Leila Seth was the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in
India, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court and the first woman to
top the Bar examination in London. Now Penguin/ Viking is promoting her
autobiography On Balance, with great fanfare. Notwithstanding her own
literary effort, Leila Seth is also the Suitable Boy Vikram Seth’s
- Wasim Akram the 'Sultan of Swing'
He was one of the finest left arm bowlers the game has ever seen and
has an enviable record of more then 900 wickets in both forms of the game.
Former Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram is now ready to hold a microphone as he
joins ESPN Star Sports. The Sultan of Swing is also unofficially imparting
important lessons to Indian speedsters to hone their talent.
Music - Sunny Jain - a long Jazz Yatra from NY
The recently concluded Jazz Yatra in Mumbai,
India, featured a stunning musical performance by Sunny Jain and his
group Positive Rhythmic Force. Mesmerized listeners realized that it’s
not for nothing that the India-born Sunny has been designated as the Jazz
Ambassador of the United States
Read on ....
New this month - 'Between
Heaven and Hell' - Travels
through South Asia by Akhil Bakshi
Taya Ji - a short story
AIDS - an assessment
Letter from Pakistan
And many more ......