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COVER STORY

24-09-1999

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Briefing

A different view of Kargil

While the Kargil issue is highlighted by politicians on both sides of the border, the average Pakistani thinks that it was merely part of the ...

A KARGIL ELECTION?

There is a 'Kargil inflation' in the BJP-led alliance's prospects in the ongoing national elections. Although a 'Kargil deflation' also seems ...

Peaceful first phase

V.VENKATESAN Cover Story
THE first phase of voting in the general elections, on September 5 in 16 States, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and five Union ...

The unaligned players

How crucial a role will the handful of parties that are currently unaligned or conditionally aligned with either of the two major political ...

Plebiscite on prejudice?

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
This is the country's dirtiest, most personalised, election campaign. By launching it, the BJP has confronted India with a choice: for or ...

Police in the dock

Independent inquiries by non-governmental organisations and social action groups find that unwarranted and brutal police violence led to the ...

Another victim in Orissa

The hate campaign against minorities in Orissa leads to one more killing, the victim this time being a Christian priest. THE ...

Pioneer of Indian rocketry

Dr. S. Srinivasan, 1941 - 1999. DR. S.SRINIVASAN, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, who died on ...

A different view of Kargil

While the Kargil issue is highlighted by politicians on both sides of the border, the average Pakistani thinks that it was merely part of the ...

A KARGIL ELECTION?

There is a 'Kargil inflation' in the BJP-led alliance's prospects in the ongoing national elections. Although a 'Kargil deflation' also seems ...

Peaceful first phase

V.VENKATESAN Cover Story
THE first phase of voting in the general elections, on September 5 in 16 States, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and five Union ...

The unaligned players

How crucial a role will the handful of parties that are currently unaligned or conditionally aligned with either of the two major political ...

Battle for survival

The future of the Nationalist Congress Party hinges crucially on its electoral performance this time in Maharashtra, the home State of its ...

'No support for Sonia or BJP'

Cover Story
In the first 12 days of his election campaign in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar, leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), toured more than ...

'Every alliance will undergo changes'

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
GENERAL SECRETARY of the Nationalist Congress Party, P.A. Sangma, believes that none of the major political formations - the BJP-led ...

Anti-Congress, anti-BJP mood

Cover Story
Samajwadi Party (S.P.) president Mulayam Singh Yadav has been on the campaign trail for the past one and a half months, mostly in Uttar Pradesh ...

Conditional allegiance

MAMATA BANERJEE, the founder of the Trinamul Congress, says she is happy with the performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ...

Coming closer to the BJP

THE Telugu Desam Party is going to the polls again with the Bharatiya Janata Party as an alliance partner after the gap of a decade. The ...

A strategy against communalism

The Left parties share varying perceptions about the political approach to be adopted vis-a-vis the Congress(I) in the current context.

Coalition constraints

With the BJP leadership sending out mixed signals on contentious issues, the NDA appears to suffer from a problem of cohesion. IN ...

Battle for survival

The future of the Nationalist Congress Party hinges crucially on its electoral performance this time in Maharashtra, the home State of its ...

'No support for Sonia or BJP'

Cover Story
In the first 12 days of his election campaign in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar, leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), toured more than ...

'Every alliance will undergo changes'

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
GENERAL SECRETARY of the Nationalist Congress Party, P.A. Sangma, believes that none of the major political formations - the BJP-led ...

Anti-Congress, anti-BJP mood

Cover Story
Samajwadi Party (S.P.) president Mulayam Singh Yadav has been on the campaign trail for the past one and a half months, mostly in Uttar Pradesh ...

Conditional allegiance

MAMATA BANERJEE, the founder of the Trinamul Congress, says she is happy with the performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ...

Coming closer to the BJP

THE Telugu Desam Party is going to the polls again with the Bharatiya Janata Party as an alliance partner after the gap of a decade. The ...

Of promises and policies

VENKATESH ATHREYA The Nation
The election manifestoes of the National Democratic Alliance and the Congress(I) are marked by a consensus on economic policy while the Left ...

Greater concern for children

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
ARE political parties becoming more sensitive to issues concerning children? The manifestoes of parties in the fray suggest that they ...

Warnings in vain

Revelations about warnings provided by Brigadier Surinder Singh on rising border tensions ahead of the Kargil intrusion raise new questions ...

Pioneer of Indian rocketry

Dr. S. Srinivasan, 1941 - 1999. DR. S.SRINIVASAN, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, who died on ...

Chandra, the most advanced

AT the heart of Chandra is the High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA). Since high-energy X-rays would penetrate a normal mirror, special ...

Of supernovae and quasars

A SUPERNOVA accurs when a massive star has used up its nuclear fuel and the pressure drops in the central core. The matter in the core ...

Cosmic surprises

The spectacularly vivid images obtained by the orbiting X-ray observatory Chandra create a sensation among astronomers. THE cosmos ...

Study group on dementia

AN international group - 10/66 for Dementia - was formed recently by Dr. Martin Prince and Prof. John Copeland in collaboration with ...

Dealing with dementia

"Memory loss, considered normal among the elderly, is actually a disease that needs to be treated," says Dr. John Copeland, ...

For early prevention

DEMENTIA has become a major problem the world over. In an interview to Frontline (May 21, 1999), Prof. Sid Gilman discussed Alzheimer's ...

The BJP's real agenda

The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India by Thomas Blom Hansen; Oxford, 1999; pages 293, Rs. 495. THE ...