COVER STORY

23-06-2000

Fiji – A State of Siege

Briefing

A STATE OF SIEGE

Fiji's crisis following the coup and the counter-coup finds the military and the civilian rebels locked in a standoff and raises disturbing ...

South Pacific geopolitics

Cover Story
P.S. SURYANARAYANA IT requires no taxing powers of comprehension to understand just why Australia and New Zealand, not India, are the ...

Diplomatic moves

Cover Story
India's diplomatic activism against Fiji, dictated by domestic pressures, may only strengthen the hands of the chauvinistic elements on the ...

The fault-lines in Fiji

Cover Story
Racial tensions between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians principally underlie the current crisis, but there are also other political factors ...

A tale of two states

Other
A.G. NOORANI From Autocracy to Integration: Political Developments in Hyderabad State (1938-1948) by Lucien D. Benichou; Orient Longman, ...

Pulicat in peril

The biodiversity-rich Pulicat lagoon system, which sustains more than one lakh people, faces a serious threat from development projects, ...

The dotcom bubble

The recent crash in technology shares has had venture capitalists in India rethinking their funding pattern in respect of the mushrooming ...

A step forward

Science & Technology
The Final Document adopted by the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty marks a definitive progress on the disarmament ...

The drumbeats of oppression

Other
In a village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district, Dalits are subjected to a vicious attack for refusing to subject themselves to rites of ...

Dalits and land issues

Other
VENKATESH ATHREYA R. CHANDRA ON December 25, 1927, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar led a historic mahasatyagraha to defy a ban imposed by caste ...

Victims of bias

The recent murder of three Dalits in Cuddalore district shows that caste oppresion is a living reality in rural Tamil Nadu. A ...

Dealing with drought

Other
In the absence of water resource planning, management and conservation measures, modern methods of forecasting monsoon will be of little use to ...

A people's movement

Politics
In just four years, the Kerala People's Campaign for the Ninth Plan, ushered in by the Left Democratic Front Government, has triggered sweeping ...

Panchayati raj at work

Politics
PARVATHI MENON SET in thick green, sun-dappled vegetation, the office of the Pinarayi gram panchayat in Thalasseri block of Kannur ...

The Sri Lankan standoff

The present lull in the war for Jaffna has, ironically, affected the peace process: neither the government nor the LTTE would agree to a ...

A deceptive calm

World Affairs
The LTTE advance has come to a halt, but that does not mean that the Army has gained the upper hand. Apparently the Tigers are biding their ...

The dilemma in Tamil Nadu

World Affairs
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN IN what is seen as a shift in his stand on the subject, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has come out with the ...

Facets of contemporary China

World Affairs
President Narayanan's week-long visit to China was a departure from the well-trodden official itinerary. A photo essay.

A STATE OF SIEGE

Fiji's crisis following the coup and the counter-coup finds the military and the civilian rebels locked in a standoff and raises disturbing ...

South Pacific geopolitics

Cover Story
P.S. SURYANARAYANA IT requires no taxing powers of comprehension to understand just why Australia and New Zealand, not India, are the ...

The Indian connection

Cover Story
Shipped in during British colonial rule to labour on the island's sugarcane plantations, Indians have contributed much for over a century to ...

Concern in Haryana

AS the world reacted to the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Fiji's Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, the anguished ...

Facets of contemporary China

World Affairs
President Narayanan's week-long visit to China was a departure from the well-trodden official itinerary. A photo essay.

A successful atmosphere-building visit

N. RAM in China World Affairs
President K.R. Narayanan's State visit to China was highly successful. It helped to re-create an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation and ...

Post-1976 trend of India's China policy

World Affairs
IF Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in December 1988 was the breakthrough event, Ambassador K.R. Narayanan inaugurated the ...

Terror in Tripura

Other
Ethnic violence escalates in Tripura, but the Centre refuses to send adequate security forces to the State to contain the insurgency.

A rude shock in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh decision to effect a steep hike in power tariffs in the wake of the reforms initiated by the N. Chandrababu Naidu Government ...

Indicting the police

The final report of the Justice Gokulakrishnan Commission of Inquiry throws light on the communal build-up to the February 1998 serial bomb ...

The elephant experience

Other
CHARLES SANTIAPILLAI The Great Indian Elephant Book: An Anthology of Writings on Elephants in the Raj, edited by Dhriti K.

War of portals

Other
ANUPAMA KATAKAM IF indiainfo.com puts up an advertising hoarding at a city traffic junction or hoarding spot, almost overnight indya.com, ...

A tale of two states

Other
A.G. NOORANI From Autocracy to Integration: Political Developments in Hyderabad State (1938-1948) by Lucien D. Benichou; Orient Longman, ...

The dotcom bubble

The recent crash in technology shares has had venture capitalists in India rethinking their funding pattern in respect of the mushrooming ...

The drumbeats of oppression

Other
In a village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district, Dalits are subjected to a vicious attack for refusing to subject themselves to rites of ...

Dalits and land issues

Other
VENKATESH ATHREYA R. CHANDRA ON December 25, 1927, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar led a historic mahasatyagraha to defy a ban imposed by caste ...

Victims of bias

The recent murder of three Dalits in Cuddalore district shows that caste oppresion is a living reality in rural Tamil Nadu. A ...