March 8, 2001
There was Reddy the acclaimed restaurateur. Reddy the shrewd and prosperous real estate mogul. Reddy the swaggering near-demigod. But for the first time, a new man was unmasked for all to see on Wednesday: Reddy the repentant
March 7, 2001
Cleveland turns to India for teachers
Cleveland has about 77,000 students attending 122 schools. But of the 1,200 candidates interviewed for 800 positions last year, few were qualified -- particularly in the crucial areas of mathematics and science.
Reddy's sons spurn plea bargain
Lakireddy Bali Reddy is expected to own up to several of the charges against him, including smuggling of minor girls for sex and cheap labour. But his sons are plotting their own course.
Drunk drivers cannot be deported: court
The court rejected an earlier ruling that declared drunken driving a crime of violence because of the big risk of accidents.
A doctor's dream blossoms for a day
Ismail Merchant's The Mystic Masseur has been filming on location in Trinidad for the past month-and-a-half. This feature is part of a series from the front lines of the emerging movie.
March 6, 2001
End of the road for Reddy
A legal technicality prevented Berkeley real estate mogul Lakireddy Bali Reddy from pleading guilty, but his opponents say they feel vindicated that those behind the smuggling ring that brought teenage girls from India to the San Francisco Bay Area for sex and cheap labor are finally facing justice.
March 5, 2001
An ode to resilience
The attitude that the sarkar should do everything to help the victims simply wasn't there, Shabana Azmi noted.
Reddy may admit to sex slavery
But several local organisations that have been opposed to H-1B visas are fuming against letting Reddy and members of his family get away with milder convictions.
The United States vice president was hospitalised in Washington DC on Monday after feeling discomfort in his chest over two days.
Hammering the message home
Bill Clinton attends a concert for Gujarat in California. But the evangelical second
half of the show left many in audience squirming
March 3, 2001
A Harvard student's Motherland
Vineeta Vijayaraghavan's first novel, Motherland, grew out of a short story she'd written seven years ago.
'You don't seek answers with morality': Amartya Sen
In an exclusive interview with rediff.com, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen talks about his life and passions, his vision and his dreams.
March 2, 2001
FBI hunt for missing father, daughter
Narsi Reddy Tippireddy has been charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after being charged with child abduction.
Gujarat relief begs $100 million question
A well-publicised rally in Washington, DC, drew about 100 people and half-a-dozen Congressmen who found nothing wrong in organizing it.
Redskin Sanders concedes game to Raheja
If America really is the land of opportunity, then a bold Virginia accountant knows how to take advantage of it.
Merchant and the buffalo watch
On the sets of The Mystic Masseur with director Ismail Merchant.
March 1, 2001
According to statistics, between 500,000 and 700,00 people in the US will have their identities stolen this year. Meera Nair was one of them.