India jails two Britons for abuse at boys'…

NICHOLAS CHRISTIAN TWO Britons were yesterday jailed for six years each after being convicted of sexually abusing boys at a shelter for street children in India. Charity worker Duncan Grant, 61, and retired naval officer…

Syriana : Reviewed by Deepa Kandaswamy

Reviewed by Deepa Kandaswamy*,  Mar. 22, 2006    Starring: George Clooney, Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Alexander Siddig, Mazhar Munir, Jeffrey Wright, and Matt Damon Director: Stephen Gaghan   As mist clears in the first scene, the visual…

The power of the yogi

Statesman News Service, PATNA, March 21. — When a treasury bench member recently made a rude gesture at Mrs Rabri Devi, leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, she promptly got even by showing…

Parai : The rhythm of Dalit liberation

  Radhika Giri in Madurai, SNS, March 21. — These days, when A Arumugam boards a Madurai-bound bus, he no longer feels it necessary to hide his Parai. With a new-found confidence, he flaunts his…

National commission for scavengers demanded

DH News Service Gulbarga: The members of the All-India Safai Mazdoor Congress local unit on Monday urged Supreme Court former judge and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member Shivraj Patil to prevail upon the Union…