Uma Vishnu


The French Windows Are Wide Open
Thu, Nov 19, 2009

To be French,you must wear a beret and carry a baguette at all times. France is in the midst of a raging debate — initiated by Eric Bensson,France’s minister of national identity...

What the world is reading
Tue, Nov 10, 2009

When Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar was gunned down in 1993,his teenaged son Juan Pablo declared: “If it’s true,I’ll kill all the sons of bitches.”

Edwina-Nehru relationship ‘mostly platonic’,not always: French author
Mon, Nov 09, 2009

Catherine Clement,French philosopher,feminist and the author of Edwina and Nehru,says Congress president Sonia Gandhi was not “shocked at all” with Clement’s novel in 1993....

A fight for life and death with dignity
Fri, Oct 30, 2009

In India,the world’s highest producer of legal opium — from which morphine is made — lakhs spend their last days in pain....

Girls at the front
Sun, Sep 20, 2009

The first batch of BSF women constables has taken up position along Punjab’s border with Pakistan. The Sunday Express...

reporting from africa
Sat, Sep 05, 2009

<B><font color="#cc000">not untrue & not unkind</font></B> Ed O’Loughlin <B>Penguin,Pages: 276,16.99 pounds</B>

Changing course
Sun, Jul 19, 2009

BY now,the Yamuna has seen it all—toxic slush from factories,offerings that come cruising down in plastic bags...

Riding the tiger
Sun, Jun 21, 2009

For 19 years,Varatharaja Perumal,an anti-LTTE Lankan Tamil leader,has lived in political asylum in India,running from the LTTEs hit squads.

Diary of EVM No. Chhattis
Sun, May 10, 2009

Let’s call it ‘Chhattis’. That’s 36 in Hindi. Electronic Voting Machines don’t have names,only unwieldy identification numbers.

Sun, May 03, 2009

They take off on eco-caravans,cycle for change and represent India at climate meets. They are the young men and women who are taking the lead in whipping up opinion and lobbying the government into acting—fast.

Journalist vs politician,journalism vs stenography
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

At the awards ceremony,journalists turn light inwards - with help from some politicians

The anatomy of an uprising
Tue, Mar 10, 2009

Since the 1950 ‘Chinese invasion of Tibet’ (as the Tibetans call it) or the ‘Peaceful Liberation of Tibet’ (as the Chinese define it),the area has been under the Communist Party of China.....

An Open Web
Sun, Feb 08, 2009

Madhu Trehan’s documentation of the Tehelka sting is valuable in more ways than one

Chota,Jayrami,Kani… 12 new frogs discovered in Western Ghats
Wed, Feb 04, 2009

Published in Zoological Journal of Linnean Society; first report of 12 frog species in a single issue

Being Parsi
Sun, Jan 18, 2009

Parsi kaun? Fire tempil? Aag lagi hain? Aap kuch theek nahi bata rahein hain,” said the guard at Maulana Abdul Medical College on Delhi’s Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg.