Siliconeer: FEBRUARY 2008

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CURRENT ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2008 | Volume IX. Issue 2 | ISSN 1528-9273

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COVER STORY
Teaching Indian Kids: Pratham’s Annual Survey
Pratham tested over 700,000 Indian kids in 16,000 villages all over India and presented its findings in its 2007 Annual Survey of Education Report, writes Arvind Amin.


LITERATURE
Maverick Malayali: Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Critics and the common man alike were won by the disarmingly down-to-earth literary style of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Siliconeer offers a tribute on his birth centenary.


SUBCONTINENT
The Battle for Democracy: A Trip to Pakistan
The U.S. can continue its history of backing autocrats or demand the restoration of the judiciary and an independent press in Pakistan, writes Radhika Sainath after a recent trip to Pakistan.


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NEWS COMMUNITY BUSINESS INFOTECH BOLLYWOOD
Wife Beats Up Hubby for Attempting to Remarry

Bangladesh’s Majestic River Dolphins at Risk

Kidney Scam

Learn from India: Imran

Bangla Luxury Car Market Tanks

Bomb Blast in Nepal

Bollywood in Pak?

Hyundai Plans Mini Cars

Indian Republic Day Celebrated in San Francisco

Lohri Celebrations and a Wedding

GOPIO Leader Honored with Pravasi Award

Math Tryout

Books on Sikhism

Youth Lunch

Pageant Finalist

Shlokas in Senate

New Board

Due to space constraints in the print edition, this section was not published in the December 2007 issue.

However, Infotech India will return in the following month.
Indian Software Giants Wary of Slowdown in U.S. Economy

MICROSOFT: Thinking Local in India, Finding Global Fixes

SATYAM: Q3 Up

INTEL: Top Five

LENOVO: $200 PC

TCS: New Unit

INFOSYS: Eyeing Capgemini

WIPRO: More Employees

Breaking Up is Hard to Do?

Politics is Not Like a Bollywood Potboiler, Actors Find

Deepika Now Eyeing Role Opposite Rajnikant

It’s Official Now: Shilpa Dating NRI Millionaire

To Be, or Not to Be (Sexy)

Seeking Relief

Splitsville?

Thick and Thin

Statue at Tussauds

Fond Memories

Feigned Innocence?

Back in Action

Israelis Charmed

Lifetime Award

OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Educating India’s Children
NEWS DIARY: January
COMMUNITY: Bangla Benefit
SUBCONTINENT: Tata Nano’s Critics
CINEMA: Filmmaker Jamil Dehlavi
SUBCONTINENT: Reliance Oil Boom
SUBCONTINENT: Republic Day in India
TRAVEL: Nerja, Spain
COMMUNITY: BayVP Kite Fest
AUTO: 2008 Cadillac CTS
BOLLYWOOD: Film: Sunday
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
COMMUNITY: News
INFOTECH INDIA: Round-up
TAMIL CINEMA: Vazhthukal
RECIPE: Gobhi Manchurian
HOROSCOPE: February

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