COVER STORY

26-05-2000

Advantage Tigers

Briefing

ADVANTAGE LTTE

The military gains made by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in recent weeks have taken it within striking distance of Jaffna. As a ...

The taking of Elephant Pass

Cover Story
For the first time in the history of the 'Tamil Eelam war', the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has seized control of Elephant Pass, the ...

India's policy dilemma

India has difficult choices ahead. IN the first week of May, with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) advancing towards ...

Against assistance

Cover Story
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN INDIA should not send troops or arms to the Jaffna peninsula to help the beleaguered soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army - ...

Against assistance

Cover Story
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN INDIA should not send troops or arms to the Jaffna peninsula to help the beleaguered soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army - ...

Dangerous portents

Cover Story
India has only limited options in Sri Lanka, but it can work as an impartial mediator to bring about peace. Only that would serve India's ...

The two realities

Cover Story
With the fall of Elephant Pass and with Jaffna threatened, there has got to be a paradigm shift for an end to the war. JEHAN PERERA ...

THE DROUGHT CRISIS

Environment
The drought stalking several States is about distribution of scarce natural endowments and institutional rigidities that have rendered a ...

Still searching for the truth

The Nation
A year after the start of the Kargil war, proceedings against Brigadier Surinder Singh with regard to revelations made about the mishandling of ...

The 'liberation' of Hyderabad

The police in Hyderabad cut down the leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba cell and terminate the terrorist cell's operations, but rooting out such ...

A farcical trial

World Affairs
The trial of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which led to his being sentenced to life imprisonment, was riddled with irregularities and ...

The Emergency revisited

Other
PRAN CHOPRA Indira Gandhi, the 'Emergency', and Indian Democracy by P.N. Dhar; Oxford University Press; Rs.545 (Hardbound). THE ...

A strategic failure

World Affairs
The failure of the Sri Lankan security and intelligence establishment to evolve a strategy to infiltrate the LTTE and disrupt its ideological, ...

Challenging the basmati patent

Other
The Indian government finally moves to challenge the grant of a patent on basmati rice to a U.S. company, in a case that shows up the conflicts ...

Old promises, new commitments

Education
The World Education Forum recognises education as a fundamental right and calls for renewed action to ensure that every individual receives ...

India's goals and strategies

Education
In an interview to Nitya Rao, M.K.Kaw, Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, who led the Indian delegation to Dakar, ...

Of HIV and hope

Public Health
Adopting a policy of openness and transparency, Uganda fights a determined battle against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. RASHEEDA BHAGAT ...

A crop holiday for tobacco

Economy
Will the break in cultivation announced by the Tobacco Board with the support of the growers stabilise the demand and supply situation? ...

The Finance Minister and the Sensex

Other
Looking at the modifications to the Budget proposals that Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha has refused to make and those he has made, it is ...

Two years after the historic folly

Columns
With India-Pakistan relations plummeting to their worst-ever peacetime low, and with growing waywardness of their societies and politics, ...

Dangerous portents

Cover Story
India has only limited options in Sri Lanka, but it can work as an impartial mediator to bring about peace. Only that would serve India's ...

The two realities

Cover Story
With the fall of Elephant Pass and with Jaffna threatened, there has got to be a paradigm shift for an end to the war. JEHAN PERERA ...

The Sri Lankan Crisis and India's Dilemma

Other
THERE can be little doubt that the military and political crisis in Sri Lanka has entered a critical stage. With the string of victories it has ...

The 'liberation' of Hyderabad

The police in Hyderabad cut down the leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba cell and terminate the terrorist cell's operations, but rooting out such ...

Drought and delayed relief

Almost a third of Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of a drought as a result of the failure of the monsoon and the failure of the State Government ...

The cotton farmers' plight

Environment
PARVATHI MENON "Pesticides have become the curd rice of the peasantry..." - from a contemporary Telugu ballad. A DAY after a ...