COVER STORY

26-02-1999

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Briefing

DISINTEGRATING COALITION

Conflict within the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ruling coalition is clearly sharpening. And as the contradictions ripen, they are likely to ...

To appease an ally

The Union Government arbitrarily notifies the transfer of corruption cases pending against Jayalalitha and others from special courts to ...

A question of survival

Cover Story
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN VISITS to Chennai by Samata Party leader and Defence Minister George Fernandes have become a periodic political ritual.

Hindutva and 'moth-eaten' governance

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
As the sordid drama of internal rivalry in the Sangh Parivar unfolds, it should be clear that Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee is himself part of ...

The coalition experience

V.K. MADHAVAN KUTTY Cover Story
The BJP strives to discuss the tenets of "coalition dharma" with its allies without learning the lessons from the past. IT is ...

The war within

The struggle for supremacy in the Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified, with the hardliners, supported by the rest of the Sangh Parivar, ...

'I will fight within the party'

Cover Story
The resignation of Madan Lal Khurana from the Union Cabinet and the Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive in January exposed the fissures ...

'The party can suggest, only the Government can decide'

Cover Story
Even though Madan Lal Khurana's resignation has shaken the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership, senior leaders are averse to taking any immediate ...

A bitter aftermath

The pattern set in the aftermath of the Staines killing shows that there are enough voices in positions of authority willing to justify heinous ...

A tenuous peace

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
A semblance of normalcy has been restored in South Gujarat, but the Christian community is yet to regain its sense of security.

A musical genius

Pandit Ravi Shankar, arguably the most outstanding sitar artist, is truly a musician of the entire nation, a true Bharat Ratna.

Exit Manohar Joshi

The replacement of Manohar Joshi with Narayan Rane as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra indicates the Shiv Sena's intention to pursue an ...

The real face of the Shiv Sena

Other
LYLA BAVADAM THE first press conference Narayan Tatu Rane addressed as Chief Minister of Maharashtra lasted just 30 minutes. Rane looked ...

'We will work with Rane'

Other
Interview with Gopinath Munde. The euphoria in the Bharatiya Janata Party in the wake of the sacking of Manohar Joshi appears to have ...

Massacre in Shankarbigha

The Republic Day-eve massacre of 23 Dalits by the Ranbir Sena has further intensified the strife between upper-caste landlords and naxalites in ...

Challenge and opportunity

An international meeting of economists convened at the initiative of Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana considers the question of ...

A victory for People's Alliance

The People's Alliance has wrested control of the North-Western Provincial Council from the UNP in a poll that witnessed instances of violence ...

A landmark judgment

World Affairs
V.S. SAMBANDAN TWO days after the conclusion of the North-Western Provincial Council elections, Sri Lanka's Supreme Court passed a ...

State of Sri Lankan art

The 1940s and 1950s marked the most significant period in the history of painting and sculpture in 20th century Sri Lanka. A new anti-colonial ...

Aspects of the English theatre

Other
Covert cultural codes, priorities and preoccupations of the English-speaking elite in Sri Lanka manifested themselves in the changing theatre ...

The coalition experience

V.K. MADHAVAN KUTTY Cover Story
The BJP strives to discuss the tenets of "coalition dharma" with its allies without learning the lessons from the past. IT is ...

The war within

The struggle for supremacy in the Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified, with the hardliners, supported by the rest of the Sangh Parivar, ...

'I will fight within the party'

Cover Story
The resignation of Madan Lal Khurana from the Union Cabinet and the Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive in January exposed the fissures ...

'The party can suggest, only the Government can decide'

Cover Story
Even though Madan Lal Khurana's resignation has shaken the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership, senior leaders are averse to taking any immediate ...

A bitter aftermath

The pattern set in the aftermath of the Staines killing shows that there are enough voices in positions of authority willing to justify heinous ...

A tenuous peace

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
A semblance of normalcy has been restored in South Gujarat, but the Christian community is yet to regain its sense of security.

Massacre in Shankarbigha

The Republic Day-eve massacre of 23 Dalits by the Ranbir Sena has further intensified the strife between upper-caste landlords and naxalites in ...

State of Sri Lankan art

The 1940s and 1950s marked the most significant period in the history of painting and sculpture in 20th century Sri Lanka. A new anti-colonial ...

Aspects of the English theatre

Other
Covert cultural codes, priorities and preoccupations of the English-speaking elite in Sri Lanka manifested themselves in the changing theatre ...

Between Home and the World

In the decades after Independence, Sinhala drama, which was once relegated to the periphery of cultural life, emerged into the spotlight as a ...

Of rewards and remembrances

Other
While a sense of yearning and nostalgia continues to mark contemporary Sri Lankan writing in English, some writers have started to convey the ...

Debunking ethnic labels

Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family is valuable as a springboard to interrogate and deconstruct the hegemonic myths of a pure national ...

For a distinct identity

Sri Lankan Tamil films have made little progress in quantitative or qualitative terms, but they constitute a key index of the cultural ...

The changing fortunes of Sinhala poetry

Even though there is no dearth of talent, Sinhala poetry does not enjoy the popularity that it had a few decades ago. THE term ...

The real face of financial liberalisation

Other
An economy open to global financial flows tends to get caught in the mire of stagnation and lower social expenditures, both of which impinge ...

For state funding of elections

A multi-party parliamentary committee under the chairmanship of Indrajit Gupta recommends partial state funding of recognised political parties ...

The pain killer

Other
R.K. LAXMAN I WAS dashing to Delhi on work as usual. My boss asked me to call on one of the Ministers he knew. This meeting was supposed ...

Culture and politics

Other
Sumathi Ramaswamy's article ("The politics of prayer", January 15) displays in ample measure her considerable command of recent South Indian ...

LETTERS

The Cover Story ("", February 12) is an indictment of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government. Father Damien was canonised for ...

Tinkering with PDS prices

Economy
SUDHA MAHALINGAM ON January 28, the Government announced a steep increase in the Central issue prices of foodgrains distributed through ...