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COVER STORY

20-03-1998

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Briefing

Behind the Coimbatore tragedy

Competitive communalism and the failure of state policy to respond to grievances and danger signals are to blame for the most deadly terrorist ...

A time of troubles

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Despite manifestations of growing evidence of fundamentalist and extremist activity on both sides over a period of time, there was a ...

An anti-Muslim pogrom

Cover Story
PUCL report on Coimbatore violence in late-1997 Editor's Note Here are detailed, edited excerpts from a report by a PUCL team on ...

Concern in Kerala

In the context of the violence in Coimbatore, evidence of a growing presence of religious fundamentalist forces in Kerala with inter-State ...

Parallels with Mumbai, 1992-93

IN many important respects, events in Coimbatore in 1997-98 followed, on a smaller scale, the pattern of events in Mumbai in 1992-93.

A grim warning

THE spiral of violence which has affected Coimbatore, culminating in the horrific bomb blasts that killed over 50 people and injured 200 ...

A time of troubles

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Despite manifestations of growing evidence of fundamentalist and extremist activity on both sides over a period of time, there was a ...

Post-poll scenarios

With little prospect of the general elections giving a decisive verdict, government formation by any of the three major political forces will ...

A role for the President

EVERY general election that has failed to throw up a decisive verdict has brought forth a variety of political strategies to enable the ...

For consensual politics

Other
Once a central player in the politics of what has come to be called the United Front, Vishwanath Pratap Singh today sees himself in the role of ...

An uneven appeal

Sonia Gandhi's campaign has followed a carefully laid-out plan and pattern, but the impact it will make will depend on various factors.

The birth of a tragedy

Since Sri Lanka's Independence 50 years ago, two competing visions of a modern state, grounded in separate and unmediated ethnic interests, ...

Art as political statement

An exhibition in Delhi proves that radical art exists as a distinct genre and that it is rich and varied in terms of the imagery it employs.

Reservations in perspective

The Politics of Backwardness: Reservation Policy in India by V.A. Pai Panandiker (ed.); Konark Publishers (for the Centre for Policy ...

A book event

The World Book Fair held in Delhi last fortnight drew a record number of participants and visitors. THE 13th World Book Fair, ...

Indian surgeon's feat

Dr. Mohammed Rela, who successfully transplanted a liver into a five-day-old infant in London last year, says that it is only a matter of time ...

Pioneering botanists

K.M. MATTHEW Social Issues
P.F. Fyson and Diana Ruth Fyson, a British couple, made a major contribution to the study of the hill plants of South India. December 1997 ...

A claim on basmati

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN General Issues
A U.S. company has obtained the patent on basmati rice, and a host of other patents that infringe seriously on India's national interests could ...

A deal questioned

A writ petition in the Delhi High Court challenges the deal that the Central Government signed with a private consortium in 1994 for the ...

A challenging assignment

Although D.R. Karthikeyan's tenure as CBI Director will be brief, his contribution during the period could prove crucial and decisive.

A web of terror

Union Home Ministry officials believe that the Coimbatore bombings were part of a series of attempts by terrorist groups, backed by Pakistan's ...

A grim warning

THE spiral of violence which has affected Coimbatore, culminating in the horrific bomb blasts that killed over 50 people and injured 200 ...

A role for the President

EVERY general election that has failed to throw up a decisive verdict has brought forth a variety of political strategies to enable the ...

For consensual politics

Other
Once a central player in the politics of what has come to be called the United Front, Vishwanath Pratap Singh today sees himself in the role of ...

The birth of a tragedy

Since Sri Lanka's Independence 50 years ago, two competing visions of a modern state, grounded in separate and unmediated ethnic interests, ...

Reservations in perspective

The Politics of Backwardness: Reservation Policy in India by V.A. Pai Panandiker (ed.); Konark Publishers (for the Centre for Policy ...

A book event

The World Book Fair held in Delhi last fortnight drew a record number of participants and visitors. THE 13th World Book Fair, ...

Indian surgeon's feat

Dr. Mohammed Rela, who successfully transplanted a liver into a five-day-old infant in London last year, says that it is only a matter of time ...

Opinion poll

Other
The Pre-election Public Opinion Survey and the articles gave a clear picture of the impact of the Sonia factor on the electoral scene (March ...

Muscle power

THE use of muscle power is an integral part of elections in Uttar Pradesh. This fact was underscored once again when the Election ...

In the shadow of fear

Extremist organisations in the northeastern States stepped up their attacks as polling day approached. THE spectre of violence ...

Telling video evidence

THE serial bomb explosions that rocked Coimbatore on February 14, revealed at once the organisational strength of the communal outfits ...

Issues of press freedom

Other
IN refusing to issue interim orders on a petition challenging the legality of the Election Commission's ban on the publication of opinion poll ...

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