February 2004 

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             Environment - Vultures flying towards extinction

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The Indian King vulture

The 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.

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             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.

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             Interview - Reshma 'the voice from the desert'

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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.

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             Faisal Alkazi - the Grand master of children's theatre

             Gujranwala - a short story of its people and industries

             Security for women - provided by women

              In South Asian News

              India's quaint golf courses



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Between Heaven and Hell

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February 2004 


 The Indian King  Vulture - threatened

Dilip Chhabaria
 - designer forever



 Reshma - "India and
 Pakistan are my two


Shujaat Husain Khan

Faisal Alkazi

India's quaint greens

 Real Issues
Security for women 
 by women

Gujranwala - its
 people & industries


 Coffee break
 In South Asian News

Between Heaven
  And Hell


 the craft shop

 Lehngas - a limited collection

 the print gallery


 Between Heaven and Hell

  Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in


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