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- Vultures flying towards extinction
The Indian King
vulture is vanishing from the Indian skies and flying towards
extinction. Increasing urbanisation,
rampant use of pesticides in agricultural fields, mounting pollution and
wide-scale killing of vultures are all taking their toll. Wildlife experts fear that if
urgent steps are not taken, spotting a vulture may become as rare as
sighting an Indian bustard.
People - Dilip Chhabaria
He is a man who can give you a Mercedes Benz on a
Maruti budget. Dilip Chhabaria shot to international fame when he was
invited to design the Aston Martin DB8 for the new James Bond film.
In March 2004 at the 74th International Geneva
Motor Show, Chhabaria would be the envy of the world’s top car designers
when unveils a gizmo-rich sports car that he has designed for the British
auto giant Nobel.
- Reshma 'the voice from the desert'
The Lahore-based folk
singer Reshma was in Delhi recently for the release of the film Woh Tera
Naam Tha in which she has sung the hummable Ashqaan di
gali. She said, "Dono desh mere do jahaan hai [India and Pakistan
are my two worlds]. I was born in one country and live in another. There is
no difference among people on both sides of the border. Our traditions,
culture and expressions are the same. People in India are like my brothers
and sisters who shower me with the same love and respect that I get from the
people of Pakistan." More
Music - Shujaat Husain Khan
With his Grammy nomination for the album The Rain,
Shujaat Husain Khan has reason to smile. The nomination has finally given
him an identity all his own and pulled him out from under the wings of his
towering father, Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan.
Faisal Alkazi - the Grand master of children's theatre
Gujranwala - a short story of its people and industries
Security for women - provided by women
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