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Joseph Allen Stein
1912 - 2001

JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN, the architect, who died at the age of 89 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 6, was a major icon, quiet and self-effacing. Stein arrived in India in 1952, as head of the newly formed Architecture and Planning Department at the Bengal Engineering College in Calcutta, little realising that he would stay on. While other famous architects were coming and working in the country around the same time - Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Charles and Ray Eames, Edward Durrel Stone, Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew - Stein differed from them in that he made India his home and sought to be actively involved in the making of the new society.   Read on ...

      Technology

There are many stories which will be chronicled in the rise of India [and the belated waking up of Pakistan , Sri Lanka and other south Asian countries] as a small but increasingly important player in the world Information technology industry. Yet the stories of Indian entrepreneurs have one thing in common - super-human pioneering work by individuals struggling against the cultural bias of western countries and surmounting immense financial and bureaucratic and industry competitive challenges. Here are a few stories of the heavy weights  from India and Pakistan.



 
The article ....

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L-R: Sunil Mittal & Hassan Ahmed

Sunil Bharti Mittal or SBM as he is called, has at the age of 43 created a Telecom Giant in India . It has risen from humble beginnings in 1970ís as a bicycle parts manufacturer, knitwear and  stainless steel utensils in Ludhiana, Punjab state. Together  with other foreign companies he has raised $ 1.5 billion of which $ 800 million is still in the bank.  

Hassan, President & CEO of Sonus, emphasizes that a good strong company  is possible when each member is plug compatible with each other and able to back-up each other in terms of technology expertise and marketing and other skills needed in starting-up a new company.  

      Music

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Prem Joshua

His latest album 'Dance of Shakti' was released this year.

 

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Ghulam Ali

Has just released his latest album 'Visaal' (Coming Together) penned by the Indian poet  Gulzar - a coming together of two great talents from two neighbouring countries.

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Maharaja

George Harrison was among  the first western musicians to be drawn to Indian music. Many followed his precedent. Prem Joshua is a pioneer in the field of World Music,
and Arnaud Azzouz got a group of Rajasthani folk musicians together 
and named them 'Maharaja'
 

       Films

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Nandita Das

"There are so many things to do in life. Maybe I'll keep doing films. But there's no urge to act just for the sake of acting. I'd like to do roles I am drawn to, roles that I believe in, films dealing with issues that trouble me. Nothing more. Nothing less.". Will she win the National Award for her performance in 'Bawandar'?

 

      Art


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Of Hungarian origin, Rozalia has made India her home as Radha Priya. She is an accomplished artist whose works centre around Lord Krishna in miniature format. Working from her studio in Udaipur, she combines in herself the qualities of western traditions and Indian values and  remains a devout Christian.

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DECEMBER 2001 Contents

 Architecture

 Joseph Allen Stein
 A tribute by Ram Rahman


 
Art
 
A Spiritual Activist
 Rozalia Radhika Priya


 
Music

 Ghulam Ali

 Prem Joshua
 (Listen to the track
 'Lahore Connection')

 Maharaja
 (Listen to the track
 'Moria Badnawa')


 
Technology

 Telecoms & Software
 - Trends in south Asia

 Value/Wealth Creators

 Narayana Murthy - Infosys

 Sam Pitroda - C-DOT

 Aziz Premji - Wipro

 Sunil Mittal - Bharti Mittal

 Ambanis - Reliance

 Safi Qureshi

 Hassan Ahmed - Sonus

 Atiq Raza - Raza Foundries

 

 Literature/Books

 'It was five past midnight
 in Bhopal' - Lapierre

 
 
Performing Arts

 Simplifying Ramayana
 - Bharatiya Kala Kendra

 
 Viewpoint

 Islam's middle-path


 Mythology

 Sakti - Mother Goddess


 Films

 Nandita Das


Events

 Wharton India Economic
 Forum Conference


 Editor's Note

 

 
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