FEBRUARY  2002




FEBRUARY 2002 Contents


 Ageing - breaking mind barriers!

 'My Secret of Longevity' 
 BC Sanyal
 HD Shourie
 Khushwant Singh
 Raunaq Singh
 MS Oberoi

 Ageing & Performing Artists


 New Age Women Writers

 Performing Arts

 The Kuchipudi Reddy Family


 South Asians in News 2001 
 International Recognition and
 National Awards

Magsaysay Awards

Newsmakers & breakers in

Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Squash


 Know Your Leaders
 Arun Jaitley
 Amar Singh
 Abhishek Singhvi
 Omar Abdullah
 Sitaram Yechuri



 Mango - the King of Fruits


 Abdul Sattar Edhi


 Sunita Sharma - India's First  
 Lady Guru of Cricket


 'Knock at Every Alien Door'
 - Serialization of an
 unpublished novel by
 Joseph Harris - Chapter 2


 Vasundhara Das - the bride of
 'Monsoon Wedding' 

 Fashion & Jewellery

 Poonam Soni- new look to gold


 Editor's Note



the craft shop

the print gallery


Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh




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South Asians in News - 2001

Awarded & Honoured


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Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar was selected as John Humphrey Freedom Award recipient for her efforts to strengthen the human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and in refugee camps on the Northern border of Pakistan. It was presented in Montreal on Monday, December 10, 2001, International Human Rights Day.

Read more on Sima Samar in November 2001 issue of the-south-asian




Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature in December 2001. The announcement of the award in October was received with mixed reactions – bordering almost on an East-West divide. The accolades have almost invariably come from the West, while the East has been more critical of his writing. Naipaul is one of the controversial writers of our times. His critics allege that his books on India and the Islamic World reflect insufficient understanding of the region, its people, and its spirit. He has been accused of cultural insensitivity. To others, his perceptions and what he observes seem objective, relevant and astute.

Read more on Naipaul in January 2002 issue of the-south-asian


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Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, the world renowned Music Conductor, was named Knight of The Legion of Honour, by President Chirac of France, in April 2001.

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'Bharat Ratna' 

India’s highest Civilian Award is given for exceptional service towards the advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of public service of the highest order. Awarded last year to the Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan and vocalist Lata Mangeshkar. 

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Left: The Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, aged 85; Right: India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar, aged 72.


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