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COVER STORY

06-02-1998

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Briefing

THE SONIA EFFECT

Sonia Gandhi's entry on the campaign scene is seen to have strengthened the position of the Congress(I) vis-a-vis other parties, but it has ...

The first foray

Sonia Gandhi's campaign rhetoric, particularly her references to the Bofors scandal and the Ayodhya issue, is proving to be problematic for the ...

A difficult legacy

Sonia Gandhi would have to go beyond her present decorative role and actually exercise organisational power in order to retain the allegiance ...

Seeking strength in numbers

The Congress(I) realises that a single-party Congress government at the Centre is not possible and that it will have to get together with other ...

A difficult legacy

Sonia Gandhi would have to go beyond her present decorative role and actually exercise organisational power in order to retain the allegiance ...

'She is selling an unsaleable commodity'

Other
In the three decades or so that Rangarajan Kumaramangalam was in the Congress(I), he was considered a 'loyalist' of the Nehru-Gandhi family. He ...

Seeking strength in numbers

The Congress(I) realises that a single-party Congress government at the Centre is not possible and that it will have to get together with other ...

Jewel in the crown

M.S. Subbulakshmi becomes the first musician to receive India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. WHEN the President of ...

Genius of Song

Environment
WE cannot think of more than a small number of Indians about whom it can be said in honesty: his or her achievement is likely to endure a ...

The phase of alignments

Politics
With less than a month for polling to begin, the major political parties were yet to firm up alliances and finalise strategies, yet the ...

An economic initiative

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
The first-ever three-nation business summit in Dhaka has opened a new chapter in economic cooperation among India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Reforming the U.N.

C.V. NARASIMHAN World Affairs
In his first year in office as U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has undertaken measures to reform the organisation and address its financial ...

The MEA's children

The Ministry of External Affairs has launched a curious attempt on the Internet to try and counter international campaigns against child ...

Low on high notes

The music season in Chennai has witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of concerts and sabhas involved. However, music of outstanding ...

Basheer and the freedom struggle

R.E. ASHER Literature
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer's works were published as "fiction", but they represent profound truths about freedom struggles and the feelings ...

Pressure on policy

The Moody's decision puts pressure on the Government to refrain from responding appropriately to the crisis in South Asia and to signs of ...

Reforms and lessons

V. SRIDHAR Economy
Messages for India from the crisis-ridden East Asian economies loomed over the CII-organised Partnership Summit in Chennai. THE ...

A common enterprise

A. G. NOORANI Columns
The high command of the BJP, the RSS, and the VHP, who in fact overlap to a significant degree, engage in a direct coordination of rituals, ...

The BJP on the Net

T. JAYARAMAN Politics
The new medium of the Internet makes little difference to what the BJP really wants to talk about. IN the wake of recent claims in ...

The shrine wars

There is a struggle going on to gain control of Kashmir's shrines, with the National Conference seeking to appropriate ground from the ...

The shrine wars

There is a struggle going on to gain control of Kashmir's shrines, with the National Conference seeking to appropriate ground from the ...

A million and counting

Other
ARUNDHATI ROY's Booker-winning, internationally acclaimed novel The God of Small Things (Frontline, November 14, 1997) crossed "an ...

BJP and friends

Letters
P. Sainath's article and your cogent and forthright editorial (January 23) have exposed the myth of stability under a BJP-led government ...

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