January  2003  

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The February issue of 'the-south-asian' has been delayed on account of technical problems. It will be published now on Monday, 10 February 2003.


              Peace in South Asia - elusive or attainable?


             Secular traditions of Sri Lanka

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The Sacred Footprint

Secular symbols of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a  Buddhist country where Hinduism, Christianity and Islam co-exist in complete harmony. Thus, when we speak of Sri Lanka, it is always in the context of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural social fabric.

Sri Pada is known as the only mountain in the world considered sacred by the followers of the four major faiths in the world – Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Muslims. 



Mahreen Khan

As presenter of BBC World's Question Time Pakistan, a 50 minute weekly discussion programme comprising four panellists and studio audience, Mahreen Khan’s somewhat ambitious mission in life is to try and bring peace between the two nuclear-powered neighbours through her popular show.

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Amjad Ali with wife

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the sarod maestro, celebrates half a century of recognition. He is one of the most frequently recorded Indian musicians. 
His concerts are sell-outs. Of late, he
has been composing symphonies for the Hong Kong philharmonic orchestra;  ghazals for HMV (Vaada); and  will soon be performing a jugalbandi with a cello player of the London Philharmonic orchestra!



              Other articles:

               2002 Round-up of Sports & Books (India)

              Corruption vs. NGOs

              Letter from Pakistan

              'India in Slow Motion' - a book by Mark Tully

              Serialisation of 'Knock at Every Alien Door' - by
                Joseph Harris

              Art & Cultural Events in London & Washington, DC




Special Sections 

the-south-asian data bank

Anniversary Issue

South Asian Woman


 Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight  Garden

Contemporary Art in



JANUARY  2003 Contents



Peace in South Asia
 - Is it attainable?
 Read what they have 
 to say:


 Swami Agnivesh &
 Rev Valson Thampu

 Ardeshir Cowasjee

 Lt. Gen Arjun Ray 

 Raju Narisetti

 Waheguru Pal Singh 



 Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
 - 50 years of sarod


 Secular symbols of
 Sri Lanka

 2002 Round-up

 Books 2002

 Sports 2002


 Raju Nasiretti

 Mahreen Khan

Real Issues

 Corruption vs. NGOs


 Letter from Pakistan


 'India in Slow Motion'
 - by Mark Tully

 Serialisation of  'Knock at every alien 
 door' - Joseph Harris



 South Asian Events in
 London &  Washington DC

 Editor's Note

 the craft shop

 Lehngas - a limited collection

 the print gallery


 Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in


From the past issues

The First People of south Asia

The Jews of India

The Parsi Community of India

Modern Art in Pakistan

Elephant polo in Nepal

... and many more



Tibetan medicine

Ayurvedic spas of Kerala


Optical networks

B2B - Efficiency & Profits

Reinventing India

Internet in South Asian Development