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COVER STORY

11-09-1998

With Allies Like This

Briefing

SURVIVAL STAKES

Despite escalating acrimony in the ruling coalition at the Centre, the BJP, acutely aware of what is at stake, shifts from confrontation to a ...

'The use of harsh words by AIADMK is not going to hurt our image'

Cover Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive met in Jaipur between August 21 and 23 at a time when the Atal Behari Vajpayee Government was ...

'Misunderstandings can be resolved'

Cover Story
"Our party has unanimously decided to continue to support the BJP, and to have no truck with the Congress(I) at any point of time. We are part ...

A coalition on hold

Despite the serious strains in the BJP-led coalition, the Vajpayee Government has survived solely because of the inability of the Opposition to ...

For a base at Karwar

Project Sea Bird, which aims to provide the Indian Navy with a totally integrated base on the western seaboard, appears to be ready for ...

An ambitious venture

PROJECT SEA BIRD is one of the most ambitious projects to be undertaken by the Indian Navy. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the ...

Mixed success

HANS V. MATHEWS Contemporary Indian Sculpture: An Algebra of Figuration by Josef James; Oxford University Press, 1998; pages 142, ...

Islam, commerce and the Afghan state

Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban by William Maley (editor); Hurst and Company, London; 1998. THE essays that ...

A biotechnology park for women

WOMEN make up half the world's population, perform two-thirds of all work, but receive a tenth of the income and own less then ...

Thrust on ecotechnology

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
The J.R.D Tata Ecotechnology Centre, set up as a department of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, is doing significant work directed at ...

An unequal deal

Columns
India must not abandon its disarmament goals and allow itself to be coopted into the unequal nuclear order that the U.S proposes.

Divergent viewpoints

THE 61-nation United Nations Conference on Disarmament, which met on August 11 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, broke an ...

Breakthrough or deja vu?

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN Science & Technology
The Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty is being renegotiated with a feast of consent. IN taking on the onus of negotiating a global ...

The end of imagination

Other
It was a pleasure to read Arundhati Roy's powerful essay ("The end of imagination", August 14). It was widely circulated among and appreciated ...

A changing economy

C. T. KURIEN World Affairs
Maintaining high rates of growth without high levels of inflation is the issue that is engaging the attention of Chinese policymakers in their ...

Whose freedom is it?

THE Press Council of India's (PCI) censure of The Times of India for its motivated campaign against the Enforcement Directorate (E.D.) ...

Pressures on a profession

The debate over the Press Council's censure of The Times of India for its ``campaign'' against the Enforcement Directorate has brought to the ...

In pursuit of truth

A. G. NOORANI Columns
By being scrupulously fair and judiciously temperate in his comments in his report on the Mumbai riots, Justice B.N. Srikrishna has restored ...

Living down the trauma

More than five years after the Mumbai riots of December 1992-January 1993, the wounds fester in what was called Radhabai Chawl - and elsewhere.

A citizen and a President

President K.R. Narayanan's hour-long conversation with N. Ram, broadcast on Independence Day eve, was marked by introspection and a studied ...

Blow for blow

Is the AIADMK biding its time to deliver a 'knock-out blow' to the BJP, which has succeeded to an extent in isolating Jayalalitha's party from ...

Behind the transfers

Even as a debate continues on the transfer of E.D. Director M.K. Bezbaruah, the motives for the transfer remain unclear. THE ...

For an alternative

There has been a major advance in the direction of evolving an alternative to the BJP-led Government, but there is still some way to go on this ...

'We won't be found wanting when the opportunity comes'

Cover Story
Sharad Pawar is no stranger to political controversies, and in recent times he has been embroiled in more than a fair share of them. Some of ...

'We do not believe the report has any bias'

Other
One of the more significant outcomes of the Justice B.N. Srikrishna Commission Report is that it has highlighted the Bharatiya Janata Party's ...

For legal action to prosecute the guilty

Other
Congress(I) Leader of the Opposition Chhagan Bhujbal has been among the Shiv Sena's most vociferous critics. That fact is not without its ...

Pursuing the PWG

The People's War Group is facing growing public disenchantment, and the police have achieved major successes against the naxalite ...

For a base at Karwar

Project Sea Bird, which aims to provide the Indian Navy with a totally integrated base on the western seaboard, appears to be ready for ...

An ambitious venture

PROJECT SEA BIRD is one of the most ambitious projects to be undertaken by the Indian Navy. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the ...

Mixed success

HANS V. MATHEWS Contemporary Indian Sculpture: An Algebra of Figuration by Josef James; Oxford University Press, 1998; pages 142, ...

Islam, commerce and the Afghan state

Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban by William Maley (editor); Hurst and Company, London; 1998. THE essays that ...

A biotechnology park for women

WOMEN make up half the world's population, perform two-thirds of all work, but receive a tenth of the income and own less then ...

Divergent viewpoints

THE 61-nation United Nations Conference on Disarmament, which met on August 11 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, broke an ...

The end of imagination

Other
It was a pleasure to read Arundhati Roy's powerful essay ("The end of imagination", August 14). It was widely circulated among and appreciated ...

Whose freedom is it?

THE Press Council of India's (PCI) censure of The Times of India for its motivated campaign against the Enforcement Directorate (E.D.) ...

Pressures on a profession

The debate over the Press Council's censure of The Times of India for its ``campaign'' against the Enforcement Directorate has brought to the ...

Living down the trauma

More than five years after the Mumbai riots of December 1992-January 1993, the wounds fester in what was called Radhabai Chawl - and elsewhere.

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