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COVER STORY

24-04-1998

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Briefing

THE BJP AND THE BOMB

The BJP-led Government's intention to exercise the option to induct nuclear weapons marks a break with India's nuclear policy since 1974 and ...

'Action will follow a review'

Cover Story
Whether he is in the Opposition or in Government, George Fernandes likes to make his mark. His choice to the Defence Minister's post surprised ...

India's missile programme

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
THERE is a broad consensus among India's political parties on the need to enhance the country's missile defence capabilities. A credible ...

The risks of nuclear hawkishness

N. RAM Cover Story
Unilateral conversion, by India or Pakistan, of the nuclear option into weapons backed by a delivery system will have disastrous consequences ...

The challenges of strategic defence

JASJIT SINGH Cover Story
India has so far pursued a policy of keeping the nuclear option open, which essentially is a policy of restraint. And it is important that ...

Appearance of unconcern

NOBODY in the Clinton administration lost sleep over the possible electoral outcome when India went to the polls, nor has the Bharatiya ...

The view from Islamabad

Pakistan sees the Vajpayee Government's nuclear policy pronouncement as a serious threat and has warned that it would review its own nuclear ...

Seeking a paradigm shift

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
The BJP's nuclear policy is an unprincipled, violent break with long-established consensus. It will degrade India's security and legitimise ...

Agendas and ambitions

Although the Opposition is far from mounting a united challenge, the BJP will be constrained in its bid to consolidate its position owing to ...

TDP's calculations

BY deciding to give a quick burial to his policy of equidistance from the BJP and the Congress(I), Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu ...

All for survival

In its desperate attempt to remain in power at the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party has lost what it claims is its unique selling point -- ...

A balancing act

The BJP is walking an ideological tightrope; it is torn between the need to retain its Hindutva roots and the compulsion to softpedal ...

A cautious beginning

As Congress(I) president and CPP chairperson, Sonia Gandhi has her duties cut out for her. Will she be able to unite the party and curb ...

The unravelling of a Front

There remains little sense of expectation that the United Front will reconstruct itself out of the debris. RULING coalition till ...

A Minister killed in Tripura

The killing of Tripura Health Minister Bimal Sinha by the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura is a reflection of the seriousness of ...

A new ferment

With SGPC chief G.S. Tohra and Akal Takht Jathedar Ranjit Singh battling each other for exclusive control of Sikh religious authority and ...

Learning from Cuba

MYTHILY SIVARAMAN World Affairs
The Cuban Government's efforts to counter the United States-imposed economic blockade have strengthened over the years the people's resolve to ...

Suicide stories

Exaggerated claims about suicides by farmers in Punjab appear to be part of an agenda to attack state controls on the rural economy and to pave ...

Muslim women's rights

The Empowerment of Women in Islam: With Special Reference to Marriage and Divorce, by Zeenat Shaukat Ali; Vakils, Feffer and Simons ...

Music with feeling

7 D.K. Pattammal, who has entered her eightieth year, broke orthodox tradition to become a performing singer; in her music she is a ...

The challenges of strategic defence

JASJIT SINGH Cover Story
India has so far pursued a policy of keeping the nuclear option open, which essentially is a policy of restraint. And it is important that ...

Appearance of unconcern

NOBODY in the Clinton administration lost sleep over the possible electoral outcome when India went to the polls, nor has the Bharatiya ...

The view from Islamabad

Pakistan sees the Vajpayee Government's nuclear policy pronouncement as a serious threat and has warned that it would review its own nuclear ...

Seeking a paradigm shift

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
The BJP's nuclear policy is an unprincipled, violent break with long-established consensus. It will degrade India's security and legitimise ...

The unravelling of a Front

There remains little sense of expectation that the United Front will reconstruct itself out of the debris. RULING coalition till ...

Agendas and ambitions

Although the Opposition is far from mounting a united challenge, the BJP will be constrained in its bid to consolidate its position owing to ...

Between theory and practice

The BJP's policy pronouncements on science and technology are Nehruvian in tone, but the party's record in the matter of inculcating a ...

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Other
E.M.S. Namboodiripad May I join the millions of people mourning the death of E.M.S. Namboodiripad by sharing the following information ...

Blood on the Chenab

The killing of four Muslims in Karara village in Doda district points to a "creeping communalisation" of the security forces and to the failure ...

A Rent Act under review

The Maharashtra Government is in a bind over the Bombay Rent Act. THE controversy over the Bombay Rents, Hotel and Lodging House ...

EMS of 1957 vintage

The transformation which EMS strove to bring about was true to the Marxian observation that men do not make history under circumstances chosen ...

Triumphs and lost years

PERHAPS, one wonders, the purer souls are meant for contemplation, and lend themselves to ridicule when they make their transit from ...

Literary critic and cultural activist

Rarely in history has a man of action been a man of letters as well. EMS was one such rare combination. THE new and fast ...

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