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COVER STORY

23-01-1998

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Briefing

Alliances of convenience

Cover Story
The BJP has entered into alliances with parties that have in the past opposed its ideological positions. Reports from key States.

BJP AND FRIENDS

The Bharatiya Janata Party has pulled out all the stops to win new friends. But there are already signs of a generalised pattern of ...

Stability is an 18-headed ostrich

P. SAINATH Cover Story
NOW that the media has all but installed a BJP government - with only the minor hurdle of the popular vote to be dealt with - it is ...

Extending the horizons

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Science & Technology
The GRACE facility, being established at Mt. Abu, is expected to contribute to research in gamma-ray astronomy and help solve some cosmic ...

The making of a champion

Koneru Humpy of Andhra Pradesh is the new world under-10 chess champion among girls. THE CHESS INFORMATOR is perhaps the game's ...

Saffron deflation

Environment
AS India moves into general election mode with the notification of a strenuous campaign schedule, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems well ...

BJP AND FRIENDS

The Bharatiya Janata Party has pulled out all the stops to win new friends. But there are already signs of a generalised pattern of ...

Stability is an 18-headed ostrich

P. SAINATH Cover Story
NOW that the media has all but installed a BJP government - with only the minor hurdle of the popular vote to be dealt with - it is ...

Alliances of convenience

Cover Story
The BJP has entered into alliances with parties that have in the past opposed its ideological positions. Reports from key States.

A jubilee and a jamboree

THE All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) virtually launched its Lok Sabha election campaign in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry ...

For a coherent agenda

The United Front is beset with problems at the organisational and ideological levels. The future of secular government in India could depend on ...

The last straw

THE lady has finally broken her silence. But she has yet to speak. After months of feverish speculation on "will she or won't she," the ...

Counting on Sonia

Sonia Gandhi's decision to campaign appears to have stemmed the tide of defectors from the party for the present. But the actual impact that ...

The election mode

The election schedule provides for polling in four phases spread over three weeks. The long-drawn schedule has invited criticism from some ...

A first round in Uttar Pradesh

The Kalyan Singh Government's announcement of grants to local bodies just before their members were to elect 39 MLCs betrays his party's ...

The tip of the iceberg

VDIS 1997 has enabled a very large number of people to launder their black money. But the total assets declared under the scheme - Rs.33,000 ...

Challenges of change

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
Substantial investments in infrastructure enabled VSNL to handle the explosion in international telecom traffic in the 1990s, but the ...

A package of problems

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR World Affairs
The IMF policy package for South Korea can give rise to a sharp increase in unemployment in a country least accustomed to it in recent times ...

An Eelam outpost

An exclusive account of a visit to Kokkadicholai village, near Batticaloa, where the Sri Lankan state and the separatist LTTE have learnt to ...

A first round in Uttar Pradesh

The Kalyan Singh Government's announcement of grants to local bodies just before their members were to elect 39 MLCs betrays his party's ...

The making of a champion

Koneru Humpy of Andhra Pradesh is the new world under-10 chess champion among girls. THE CHESS INFORMATOR is perhaps the game's ...

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