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 unpublished novel by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




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Harbhajan Singh Plaha, also known as ‘Turbanator’
Age – 21
From Jullundhar, Punjab, India

Bowled a brilliant hat-trick in the second test against Australia – taking the wickets of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.

Took 32 wickets in three matches

Donned his Indian cap at the age of 18.




Mohammad Ashraful
Age - 17

Set a record as the youngest ever player to score a Test century (114). Ashraful scored his century against Sri Lanka playing in the Asian Test Championship in September 2001.



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Age 29
Sri Lanka

Became the fastest bowler to reach 350 Test wickets - in his 66th Test, playing against Bangladesh. It was the same match where the 17 year old Ashraful from Bangladesh scored his debut centur




Chaminda Vaas
Age 28
Sri Lanka

Claimed 14 wickets in the Colombo Test in December 2001 against West Indies.

Photo Courtesy: Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi - Reuters

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Waqar Younis
Age 30
The Pakistani captain

Took seven wickets for 36 against England, following two days later with six for 59, taking his wickets in two three-wicket bursts. Natwest series June 2001 Trentbridge.



Sachin Tendulkar
Age – 27

Became the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in one-day internationals - during the 118 run victory against Australia at the Nehru Stadium.


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Vangipurappu Venkat Sai Laxman
Age 27

Made his record breaking 281 at Kolkata against Australia in March 2001 - the highest Test score by an Indian.

He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record innings of 236 not out against West Indies at Madras in 1983.





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