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COVER STORY

08-05-1998

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Briefing

In Maino country

In pursuit of the Italian connection, a trip to a tiny, dusty industrial town on the suburbs of Torino where Sonia Gandhi grew up.

SONIA AT THE HELM

Sonia Gandhi takes charge of the Congress(I) and speaks of revamp and revival, but evidently it will be a long haul. EVEN if a ...

Tasks for a leader

Sonia Gandhi's formal ascent to the party has been a slow and measured exercise. But aside from the aura of dynastic legitimacy, it is not ...

At a crossroads

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
The new Congress president now faces the litmus test of leadership in a party which has no vision, very little ideology and few political ...

More on the Quattrocchi link

The CBI's counter-affidavit to Ottavio Quattrocchi's petition before the Delhi High Court indicts late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his core ...

Crisis of ideology

The BJP's national executive meeting was expected to define the role of the party of government, but the event only served to highlight a ...

An organisation man

KUSHABHAU THAKRE is perhaps one of the most peripatetic leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its earlier avatar, the Jan Sangh. A ...

A protest in Chennai

ADVOCATES in Chennai are leading a protest against the reported proposal for the transfer of the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, ...

A transfer controversy

Reports of a set of proposed transfers in the higher judiciary attract protests, mainly from the legal community. THE Central ...

The VHP's strategy

IF the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has its way, a Ram temple at Ayodhya, which the Bharatiya Janata Party promised in its manifesto, will be ...

A stalling game

The Maharashtra Government's responses to demands for the publication of the Srikrishna Commission report appear to reflect an intent to ...

Divide over medical seats

Jammu is witnessing violent protests over alleged regional disparity in the selection of candidates for the MBBS course in the State.

A mixed picture

V. SURYANARAYAN World Affairs
While the situation in Jaffna is improving steadily, the picture in other parts of Sri Lanka continues to be bleak. SRI LANKA ...

Cross-country literary journey

Knit India Through Literature, Volume 1: The South by Sivasankari; Eastwest Books (Madras) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, 1998; pages viii+414; ...

Tamilology and a German quest

Material relating to the study of ancient Tamil literature and culture by German missionaries in the 18th century could provide new insights ...

Talking about Kerala

V. K. RAMACHANDRAN This conversation with E.M.S. Namboodiripad took place almost six years ago, on April 28, 1992. The context was ...

A Japanese perspective on India

Other
Interview with Hiroichi Yamaguchi. Hiroichi Yamaguchi is Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at the Faculty of ...

The swadeshi route to liberalisation

The BJP-led Government's decision, as reflected in the Exim policy, to accelarate import liberalisation, despite signs of a widening current ...

A short-lived experiment

By moving to replace the existing Prasar Bharati Board, the Bharatiya Janata Party Government is paving the way for the destruction of Prasar ...

Nuclear option

Other
This has reference to the Cover Story "The BJP and the bomb" (April 24). Your arguments against India exercising the nuclear option are not ...

A stalling game

The Maharashtra Government's responses to demands for the publication of the Srikrishna Commission report appear to reflect an intent to ...

Divide over medical seats

Jammu is witnessing violent protests over alleged regional disparity in the selection of candidates for the MBBS course in the State.

Cross-country literary journey

Knit India Through Literature, Volume 1: The South by Sivasankari; Eastwest Books (Madras) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, 1998; pages viii+414; ...

Tamilology and a German quest

Material relating to the study of ancient Tamil literature and culture by German missionaries in the 18th century could provide new insights ...

A Japanese perspective on India

Other
Interview with Hiroichi Yamaguchi. Hiroichi Yamaguchi is Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at the Faculty of ...

A short-lived experiment

By moving to replace the existing Prasar Bharati Board, the Bharatiya Janata Party Government is paving the way for the destruction of Prasar ...

Nuclear option

Other
This has reference to the Cover Story "The BJP and the bomb" (April 24). Your arguments against India exercising the nuclear option are not ...

A port project under fire

Environmentalists and fisherfolk protest against the proposed construction of an international port at Vadhavan, an ecologically fragile region ...

The tale of an outsider

P.V. Narasimha Rao's book is a political account, ever so thinly veiled. The Insider by P.V. Narasimha Rao; Viking (Penguin Books ...

Laying bare the politician's soul

S. VISWAM Other
The truth about Indian politics as reflected in The Insider is not half as explosive as the reality. FORMER Prime Minister P.V.

Ire over an assessment

AIADMK leader Jayalalitha has had more reasons than one to be angry with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the past fortnight. A Central ...

More on the Quattrocchi link

The CBI's counter-affidavit to Ottavio Quattrocchi's petition before the Delhi High Court indicts late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his core ...

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