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COVER STORY

19-09-1997

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An unstated political agenda

Despite the Jain Commission's dismal and costly failure so far, it will now begin the second part of its enterprise - to establish the ...

Dying by the media

POLITICIANS and family members were quick to put the blame for Princess Diana's death on the overzealous attentions of the tabloid ...

Celebrating Independence with mixed feelings

IT was one day when 120 million Pakistanis decided to put aside their woes and greeted the dawn with jubilation and gaiety. It was ...

Taking stock

While celebrating the anniversary of the birth of their nation, Pakistanis pondered over its failings on the economic and social fronts.

Journeys into terrorism

Immigrants to the West are being drafted in the effort to revive Punjab's terrorist groups. PRADEEP SINGH SAINI, who reached ...

Story of three probes

THE assassination of Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur has come under the scrutiny of the Special Investigation Team of the ...

Finding an expression of its own

Indian contemporary art, like art the world over, can share cross-references with that of Europe or Japan; beyond these, it reflects the ...

New priorities

The Government's post-1996 economic programme emphasises economic growth; but many South Africans feel that the Government has not done enough ...

Rekindling the pain

The people of South Africa await the verdict of the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the amnesty petition of the ...

United protest

Bank employees strike work over issues of economic policy. THIRTEEN lakh public sector bank employees, including officers, went on ...

Rupee instability

Financial liberalisation has dissociated the rupee's movement from fundamental trends in the current account of the balance of payments.

Survival at stake

The tiger population has fallen sharply in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve, the largest reserve of its kind in the country.

Why do riots occur?

Few communal riots are accidental. Most are planned or are preceded by communal propaganda. The Indian state's record on riot prevention has ...

Sufic poetry and music

THE crux of Sufism or Islamic mysticism lies in the notion of the soul's exile from its Maker and its longing in the face of other ...

The stilled voice

Other
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the shahenshah of qawwali, is dead. His legend, however, will live on. AMIT BARUAH in Islamabad R. PADMANABHAN in ...

The ghazal and the qawwali

ghazal qawwali Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attempted to globalise the Sufi mystic experience by collaborating with musicians from other ...

An unstated political agenda

Despite the Jain Commission's dismal and costly failure so far, it will now begin the second part of its enterprise - to establish the ...

Dying by the media

POLITICIANS and family members were quick to put the blame for Princess Diana's death on the overzealous attentions of the tabloid ...

Celebrating Independence with mixed feelings

IT was one day when 120 million Pakistanis decided to put aside their woes and greeted the dawn with jubilation and gaiety. It was ...

Taking stock

While celebrating the anniversary of the birth of their nation, Pakistanis pondered over its failings on the economic and social fronts.

Journeys into terrorism

Immigrants to the West are being drafted in the effort to revive Punjab's terrorist groups. PRADEEP SINGH SAINI, who reached ...

Story of three probes

THE assassination of Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur has come under the scrutiny of the Special Investigation Team of the ...

Finding an expression of its own

Indian contemporary art, like art the world over, can share cross-references with that of Europe or Japan; beyond these, it reflects the ...

New priorities

The Government's post-1996 economic programme emphasises economic growth; but many South Africans feel that the Government has not done enough ...

Rekindling the pain

The people of South Africa await the verdict of the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the amnesty petition of the ...

United protest

Bank employees strike work over issues of economic policy. THIRTEEN lakh public sector bank employees, including officers, went on ...

Rupee instability

Financial liberalisation has dissociated the rupee's movement from fundamental trends in the current account of the balance of payments.

Survival at stake

The tiger population has fallen sharply in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve, the largest reserve of its kind in the country.

Why do riots occur?

Few communal riots are accidental. Most are planned or are preceded by communal propaganda. The Indian state's record on riot prevention has ...

Sufic poetry and music

THE crux of Sufism or Islamic mysticism lies in the notion of the soul's exile from its Maker and its longing in the face of other ...

The stilled voice

Other
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the shahenshah of qawwali, is dead. His legend, however, will live on. AMIT BARUAH in Islamabad R. PADMANABHAN in ...

The ghazal and the qawwali

ghazal qawwali Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attempted to globalise the Sufi mystic experience by collaborating with musicians from other ...