JULY 2001- Contents

Indo-Pak Focus
50Year Photo Retrospective

The 'People' Effort

Agra Summit- the happier moments

Begum Sehba Musharraf's time in India

Cuisine Diplomacy

Open Letter to the General and the PM

Indo-Pak Reconciliation School

Kiran Bedi's screen debut 

Fashion & Lifestyle
By the Young, for the Young' 

Fashion Graduates - India

Pakistan School of Fashion Design

Adopting Historic sites

Benoy Behl- documenting
India's ancient art

Preventive Medicine - How it

Aamir Khan - an interview

Adnan Sami

'United for Gujarat' - the first South Asian concert'

Travel & Adventure
Dr. Kamal Vilku -India's first lady in Antarctica

Speaking Stones - Heritage
Sites in India


Editor's Note


the craft shop

the print gallery




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Agra Summit - the happier, human moments

14 July - 16 July 2001


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General Musharraf and Begum Musharraf ready to alight at Palam airport in Delhi. The first door opens!


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The first picture on Indian soil.
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Being greeted by President Narayanan and First lady Usha Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi

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The First Couples of India and Pakistan


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The First Handshake- with PM Vajpayee


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Later in the morning, the General met important leaders and Ministers. With Vice President Krishan Kant

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Meeting the Leader of Opposition - Sonia Gandhi.

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A brief chat with Sonia Gandhi.



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Arriving at the Luncheon hosted by PM Vajpayee at the Taj Palace Hotel. 150 guests were invited to a gastronomic extravaganza prepared by chef Hemant Oberoi.


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Post-lunch emotional visit to the house where he spent his early years. Warm welcome by Kashmira - who remembered him from his childhood.


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At the reception hosted by Pakistan's High Commissioner Ashraf Qazi.


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The President of India hosted a Banquet that night in honour of the visiting couple.

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A toast to Friendship - President Narayanan and Begum Sehba Musharraf.

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A toast to Peace - PM Vajpayee and Begum Sehba Musharraf at the State banquet.


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Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj greeting the General with an 'Adaab'

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With the 'First Bollywood couple' - Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu.

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President Musharraf addressing the guests at the Banquet


15 July 2001 - Agra  

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Picture perfect! General Musharraf and wife at the Taj.

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Begum Sehba Musharraf being led by PM Vajpayee to dinner hosted by the CM Uttar Pradesh.





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