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COVER STORY

19-06-1998

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Briefing

Diplomatic fallout

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
World leaders were quick to condemn Pakistan for not heeding their pleas and going ahead with its nuclear tests. The international community, ...

A chorus of protests

AMIT BARUAH Cover Story
THE "five plus one" nuclear tests carried out by Pakistan on May 28 and 30 were greeted with a chorus of protests. Although the major ...

Making the right noises

IT was clear from the Clinton administration's position from the time India conducted its nuclear tests that Pakistan would be made to ...

Rhetoric and reality

The BJP is stepping up the heat on Kashmir - with potentially dangerous consequences. FOR an empirical index of the state of ...

Nuclear debate

Other
The Pokhran tests have created a frightening situation. Possessing a few nuclear weapons is not a deterrent because Pakistan too will have a ...

Diplomatic fallout

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
World leaders were quick to condemn Pakistan for not heeding their pleas and going ahead with its nuclear tests. The international community, ...

A chorus of protests

AMIT BARUAH Cover Story
THE "five plus one" nuclear tests carried out by Pakistan on May 28 and 30 were greeted with a chorus of protests. Although the major ...

Making the right noises

IT was clear from the Clinton administration's position from the time India conducted its nuclear tests that Pakistan would be made to ...

Rhetoric and reality

The BJP is stepping up the heat on Kashmir - with potentially dangerous consequences. FOR an empirical index of the state of ...

Let them eat the bomb

Environment
UNION Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha's 1998-99 Budget speech was certainly long on hype, starting with the dramatic claim of his presentation ...

THE SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR MESS

Pakistan has responded in kind to India's nuclear tests of May 11 and 13. Where will this competitive jingoism lead the subcontinent? ...

Testing times

JOHN KIFNER Cover Story
PAKISTAN'S nuclear scientists were draped in flowers and hailed as national heroes on May 28 as they returned to Islamabad from the ...

'A small event'

WILLIAM J. BROAD Cover Story
THE global network that tracks earthquakes and underground atomic blasts found only a faint echo from the nuclear test that Pakistan ...

From nuclear adventurism to appeasement

N. RAM Cover Story
The BJP-led Government's nuclear adventurism and militarism have landed the Government, the country and the region in a mess the like of which ...

Nuclear heat

The cynical calculations behind the BJP-led Government's new nuclear posture overshadow claims about India's position of strategic advantage.

On sanctions and being sanctimonious

JAYATI GHOSH Cover Story
For all the nationalist rhetoric of the BJP in the post-Pokhran-II milieu, the economic actions of its Government have only increased the ...

Pakistan's economy in for a jolt

JAYATI GHOSH Cover Story
THE spate of nuclear testing by the Government of Pakistan could not have come at a worse time for the economy of that country. In fact, ...

A lethal link

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
Unless the link between the bomb and Hindutva is recognised and all secular and democratic forces are rallied along with the Left, the ...

Subcontinental crisis

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
The abrupt change in the country's long-standing nuclear policy has created an impression across the world that, for the first time since ...

'Weaponisation is harmful'

As Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission between 1987 and 1990, M.R. Srinivasan was among the most persuasive advocates of nuclear ...

THE SOUTH ASIAN NUCLEAR MESS

Pakistan has responded in kind to India's nuclear tests of May 11 and 13. Where will this competitive jingoism lead the subcontinent? ...

Testing times

JOHN KIFNER Cover Story
PAKISTAN'S nuclear scientists were draped in flowers and hailed as national heroes on May 28 as they returned to Islamabad from the ...

'A small event'

WILLIAM J. BROAD Cover Story
THE global network that tracks earthquakes and underground atomic blasts found only a faint echo from the nuclear test that Pakistan ...

From nuclear adventurism to appeasement

N. RAM Cover Story
The BJP-led Government's nuclear adventurism and militarism have landed the Government, the country and the region in a mess the like of which ...

Nuclear heat

The cynical calculations behind the BJP-led Government's new nuclear posture overshadow claims about India's position of strategic advantage.

On sanctions and being sanctimonious

JAYATI GHOSH Cover Story
For all the nationalist rhetoric of the BJP in the post-Pokhran-II milieu, the economic actions of its Government have only increased the ...

Pakistan's economy in for a jolt

JAYATI GHOSH Cover Story
THE spate of nuclear testing by the Government of Pakistan could not have come at a worse time for the economy of that country. In fact, ...

A lethal link

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
Unless the link between the bomb and Hindutva is recognised and all secular and democratic forces are rallied along with the Left, the ...

Subcontinental crisis

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
The abrupt change in the country's long-standing nuclear policy has created an impression across the world that, for the first time since ...

'Weaponisation is harmful'

As Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission between 1987 and 1990, M.R. Srinivasan was among the most persuasive advocates of nuclear ...

The H-bomb issue is crucial

Questions have arisen about the authenticity of the Indian nuclear establishment's claim that a true hydrogen bomb was exploded as part of the ...

An editorial note on Dr. Subba Rao

Cover Story
THE writer is a former Indian Navy Captain, who took voluntary retirement in October 1987 after a distinguished active service of about 25 ...

Big claims, small evidence

WILLIAM J. BROAD Cover Story
BIG claims require big evidence to back them up. That is a rule of thumb in science and, for that matter, in many fields. On May ...

'We have got everything we wanted'

Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, in northeastern Mumbai, is a satisfied scientist after the ...

Sticking by a claim

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
SOME nuclear scientists abroad and in India have questioned the claim of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) that one of the five ...

'We can do a fusion blast'

Cover Story
Interview with Pakistan nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan. In an interview to Anwar Iqbal of Pakistan's Jang Group of Newspapers on May 29, ...

Homeless in their own land

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Fifty years after the Zionist occupation of Arab land, Palestinians find themselves in a homeless - and hopeless - state. ON May ...

High stakes in sugar decontrol

The Mahajan Committee's recommendations on the sugar industry are insensitive to the interests of consumers. THE Indian sugar ...

In search of consensus

Rhetoric aside, the achievements of the WTO ministerial level meeting in Geneva were modest. IT was designated as an occasion for ...

Nuclear debate

Other
The Pokhran tests have created a frightening situation. Possessing a few nuclear weapons is not a deterrent because Pakistan too will have a ...

Convictions in Ajmer

ON May 18, the District and Sessions Court in Ajmer convicted eight persons who were involved in the "Ajmer sex and photo blackmail ...

A crime compounded

Women's organisations rally to seek an end to a rape victim's continuing trauma. A 26-YEAR-OLD woman was allegedly gang-raped ...

The numbers game in Assam

The ruling Asom Gana Parishad is seriously divided following dissidents' demands for the replacement of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as Chief ...

Kidneys and crimes

Allegations of illegal kidney transplant operations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh lead to the arrest of medical professionals.

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