Only Subscribed user can access the archives

Get full access to our 16 year old archives

Subscribe Now

Already subscribed? Sign In

COVER STORY

18-12-1998

fl152500-Cover

Briefing

'A lesson for all parties'

It is acknowledged within the Congress(I) hierarchy that Congress Working Committee member A.K. Antony played a meaningful part in ...

A surprise victory

Chief Minister Digvijay Singh leads the Congress(I) to an impressive victory in Madhya Pradesh, discounting all pre-poll predictions.

'I do not underestimate the BJP'

Chief Minister Digvijay Singh is the architect of the Congress(I)'s remarkable victory in Madhya Pradesh. Therefore he considers himself ...

'We fell short of our expectations'

Former Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa, who has been elected from the Bhojpur constituency, is one of the few senior BJP leaders who won ...

Fear and disbelief

Even as the Tamil parties look at the LTTE's reported links with disbelief, the government in Colombo fears that any form of recognition that ...

Stills of India

An exhibition in Vancouver distils the essence of sociologist Hari Sharma's photography and poetry which capture the everyday struggles of the ...

Fresh insights into the 1962 war

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Vol. 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966 by Roderick MacFarquhar; Oxford University Press; ...

A debate over breeder reactors

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Science & Technology
Criticism of India's fast breeder reactor programme by two academics, including a former Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, triggers a ...

Clutching at nuclear straws

Columns
As the BJP-led Government lurches from one round of talks to the next, the absence of a coherent doctrine and a security rationale for ...

Protectionism unlimited

The growing world financial crisis has created a new desperation in developing countries to push out exports. The situation has simultaneously ...

On Monsanto-alert

Fears in the public mind over the implications of the Terminator gene technology overshadow the American seed company's plans to conduct field ...

LETTERS

Other
Avenging Mujib The verdict in the Mujibur Rahman assassination case drove home the point that the arm of the law is long and that no ...

Scanning for death

In a region in Tamil Nadu where female infanticide is endemic, increasing instances of foeticide employing modern tools of medical technology ...

Unfit to rule

Environment
MERELY eight months in Central office, the coalition Government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party finds its political credibility, not to ...

'We failed to highlight our achievements'

According to BJP insiders, the reaction of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Madan Lal Khurana to the Assembly election results was mixed.

A DEBACLE IN NINE MONTHS

Nine months after it clambered onto power in New Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party finds itself trounced in elections in three States and ...

Growing expertise

THE Assembly elections of November represent another significant landmark for the burgeoning industry of opinion surveys and exit polls.

'A lesson for all parties'

It is acknowledged within the Congress(I) hierarchy that Congress Working Committee member A.K. Antony played a meaningful part in ...

A surprise victory

Chief Minister Digvijay Singh leads the Congress(I) to an impressive victory in Madhya Pradesh, discounting all pre-poll predictions.

'I do not underestimate the BJP'

Chief Minister Digvijay Singh is the architect of the Congress(I)'s remarkable victory in Madhya Pradesh. Therefore he considers himself ...

'A clear mandate to Sonia Gandhi'

Cover Story
Pradesh Congress(I) Committee president Ashok Gehlot, who is seen as being responsible for the party's landslide victory in Rajasthan, was a ...

A crippling blow

Voters in Rajasthan sounded a warning to the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections early this year; now they have given the final push to the Bhairon ...

'The onion was after us'

Cover Story
On the evening of November 28, in a brief note addressed to the Governor, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat announced his decision to step down as ...

A fresh polarisation in Delhi

Voting patterns in the various constituencies in Delhi indicate that the Sikh and Muslim voters have shifted their loyalty back to the ...

Congress(I) rout in Mizoram

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
The MNF-MPC alliance's massive victory in Mizoram is significant; it reflects the changing political climate in the northeastern States.

'Voters were fed up with corruption'

Zoramthanga, the 53-year-old president of the Mizo National Front (MNF), is considered the architect of the MNF's victory in the ...

Fresh insights into the 1962 war

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Vol. 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966 by Roderick MacFarquhar; Oxford University Press; ...

LETTERS

Other
Avenging Mujib The verdict in the Mujibur Rahman assassination case drove home the point that the arm of the law is long and that no ...

'We failed to highlight our achievements'

According to BJP insiders, the reaction of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Madan Lal Khurana to the Assembly election results was mixed.

A DEBACLE IN NINE MONTHS

Nine months after it clambered onto power in New Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party finds itself trounced in elections in three States and ...

Growing expertise

THE Assembly elections of November represent another significant landmark for the burgeoning industry of opinion surveys and exit polls.

An uneasy anniversary at Ayodhya

Tension mounts in Ayodhya ahead of the sixth anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid as a move to close down burial grounds in the ...

On a sticky wicket

The Shiv Sena-BJP has suspended the cricket battle, but there are reasons to believe that the war within the alliance will go on.

The tales of a bloody November

Talk of an Osama bin Laden hand may be fanciful, but for the first time, foreign terrorists in the Kashmir valley have not moved back across ...

A break with the past

WARRING Jamaat-e-Islami factions in Kashmir appear headed for a fateful showdown, one which could transform the State's politics. On ...

A Pakistani infiltrator tells his story

Other
Mohammad Asim is one of the few foreign insurgents operating in Jammu and Kashmir to have been captured alive in recent years. A resident of ...

Other Issues

View All