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COVER STORY

24-12-1999

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Briefing

LESSONS FROM SEATTLE

C.P.CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
The Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle once again revealed that in the world of trade it is power and ...

Confrontation in Seattle

SEATTLE will remember the Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation for a long time to come. After the delegates and ...

Uncertainties ahead

The fiasco at the WTO event was in some ways predictable, given the diverse agendas and the antagonisms that surfaced in the run-up to Seattle; ...

Tussles over trade

WHEN news emerged late in the night of December 3 that talks at the World Trade Organisation conference had failed, the protesters on ...

A high-stakes agenda

The Seattle talks collapsed owing to a hardening of negotiating positions by governments following an attempt by President Bill Clinton to ...

Big business at work

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
Multinational corporations, the prime movers of globalisation, are becoming involved ever more actively and visibly in setting the agenda for ...

To ensure the survival of the weakest

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan sometimes recalls the excitement and effervescence during that period in the ...

A RUSH OF BILLS

The NDA Government rushes through with a slew of legislative measures. WITH the preliminaries over in the previous session, the ...

A large contingent

PRIME Minister A.B. Vajpayee's Council of Ministers is the largest ever for a Union Government. Yet, at 74 it falls short of the size ...

Sympathy factors

Pro-LTTE groups use the issue of death penalty to step up propaganda in Tamil Nadu even as the clemency petitions of four persons sentenced to ...

A contentious report

A Commission of Inquiry that went into incidents of caste-related violence of two districts in Tamil Nadu in 1995 and a police outrage in a ...

'An inhuman act by the police'

Other
Interview with V. Vaikunth, former Director-General of Police. "Never in my career spanning over 30 years have I witnessed such a totally ...

A financial crunch

IF, in metaphorical terms, the road to peace in Jammu and Kashmir is riddled with potholes, an economic crisis has ensured that its ...

An uncertain game plan

Is the Union Government making overtures to the APHC in a bid to reach an understanding with it on the Kashmir issue? And will this involve ...

Cyberspace ravings

THE Lashkar-e-Taiba's jihad is not being fought just in Jammu and Kashmir; the battle is also being waged in cyberspace. The message of ...

A paradox in Maharashtra

Affluence and extreme levels of poverty co-exist in Maharashtra, thanks to an obsession with industrialisation and the neglect of the ...

Down and out in Punjab

Punjab's Dalits get a raw deal; and this is deepening caste fissures in the State. SAMEY SINGH desperately needed time off from ...

The Harry Potter magic

SUSAN RAM Other
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997, pages 224, 4.99, paperback); Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998, pages 251, ...

Demystifying U.S. foreign policy

The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo by Noam Chomsky; Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1999; $15.95. IN 1959, Noam ...

Red tape in the time of IT

The idea behind the creation of a Ministry of Information Technology appears to be conceptually flawed: a bureaucratic behemoth may not be the ...

A high-stakes agenda

The Seattle talks collapsed owing to a hardening of negotiating positions by governments following an attempt by President Bill Clinton to ...

Big business at work

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
Multinational corporations, the prime movers of globalisation, are becoming involved ever more actively and visibly in setting the agenda for ...

To ensure the survival of the weakest

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan sometimes recalls the excitement and effervescence during that period in the ...

'An inhuman act by the police'

Other
Interview with V. Vaikunth, former Director-General of Police. "Never in my career spanning over 30 years have I witnessed such a totally ...

A financial crunch

IF, in metaphorical terms, the road to peace in Jammu and Kashmir is riddled with potholes, an economic crisis has ensured that its ...

An uncertain game plan

Is the Union Government making overtures to the APHC in a bid to reach an understanding with it on the Kashmir issue? And will this involve ...

Cyberspace ravings

THE Lashkar-e-Taiba's jihad is not being fought just in Jammu and Kashmir; the battle is also being waged in cyberspace. The message of ...

A paradox in Maharashtra

Affluence and extreme levels of poverty co-exist in Maharashtra, thanks to an obsession with industrialisation and the neglect of the ...

Down and out in Punjab

Punjab's Dalits get a raw deal; and this is deepening caste fissures in the State. SAMEY SINGH desperately needed time off from ...

The Harry Potter magic

SUSAN RAM Other
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997, pages 224, 4.99, paperback); Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998, pages 251, ...

Demystifying U.S. foreign policy

The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo by Noam Chomsky; Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1999; $15.95. IN 1959, Noam ...

Red tape in the time of IT

The idea behind the creation of a Ministry of Information Technology appears to be conceptually flawed: a bureaucratic behemoth may not be the ...

The earth watchers

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior comes to India as part of a tour aimed at creating awareness about hazardous wastes. When the Earth ...

The self as institution

A.R. VASAVI Obituary
HE gave the academic world the terms "vote bank", "dominant caste" and "sanskritisation". And they became part of our common lexicon - ...

A scholar remembered

PARVATHI MENON Obituary
M.N. Srinivas, 1916-1999. M.N. SRINIVAS, India's most distinguished sociologist and social anthropologist, died in Bangalore on ...