JULY 2001- Contents

Indo-Pak Focus
50Year Photo Retrospective

The 'People' Effort

Agra Summit- the happier moments

Begum Sehba Musharraf's time in India

Cuisine Diplomacy

Open Letter to the General and the PM

Indo-Pak Reconciliation School

Kiran Bedi's screen debut 

Fashion & Lifestyle
By the Young, for the Young' 

Fashion Graduates - India

Pakistan School of Fashion Design

Adopting Historic sites

Benoy Behl- documenting
India's ancient art

Preventive Medicine - How it

Aamir Khan - an interview

Adnan Sami

'United for Gujarat' - the first South Asian concert'

Travel & Adventure
Dr. Kamal Vilku -India's first lady in Antarctica

Speaking Stones - Heritage
Sites in India


Editor's Note


the craft shop

the print gallery




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Pakistan's First Lady - Begum Sehba Musharraf 

 in India


Pakistan's First Lady Begum Sehba Musharraf was seldom in news - until she accompanied her husband President Pervez Musharraf to the Agra Summit in India. The first glimpse of Sehba Musharraf was as she stood by the side of her husband ready to step down the PIA aircraft that brought them to Delhi. Looking relaxed and smiling, she seemed happy to be there. Throughout her stay in India, it was a pleasant and a smiling Sehba that the nation saw. Her happiness and smile seemed genuine - which is enough to endear any guest to the hosts. She was comfortable in her surroundings, at ease with people, human in her reactions and confident as a woman. These pictures say it all!


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Arrival in Delhi - happy to be there!

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Smiling through her role as the First lady of Pakistan

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At Raj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial

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L-R: Holding hands with WIPSA (Women's Initiative for Peace in South Asia) members Nirmala Deshpande and Dr Mohini Giri; at the Cottage Emporium in Delhi examining the details of a carving

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At the State Banquet - the perfect First Lady

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At the Taj with her husband

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At Agra Fort

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'Praying for Peace' at Salim Chishti's Dargah in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

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Being led to dinner by PM Vajpayee





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