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COVER STORY

29-09-2000

The Laxman Line

Briefing

THE LAXMAN LINE

Bangaru Laxman, the new national president of the BJP, prescribes a 10-point social agenda to overcome the factors that have worked against the ...

In defence of a pro-Muslim strategy

Cover Story
The new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bangaru Laxman, has kicked off a debate with the exposition of a thesis on reworking the BJP's ...

Who is in, who is out

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
The list of new BJP office-bearers announced by Bangaru Laxman indicates A.B. Vajpayee's tightening hold on the party's organisational ...

Homilies abroad

Cover Story
On the core issue of the RSS and how they fare in the context of the new Laxman line. SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN ...

A dangerous game

The process of seeking a direct settlement with terrorist groups has marginalised the prospect of a meaningful debate on autonomy, which could ...

Pressures on an academic body

The Shastri Institute in Toronto withdraws financial support to an art exhibition and cancels an academic seminar, raising questions about ...

INDIA AND THE BOMB1

The Nation
1 AMARTYA SEN WEAPONS of mass destruction have a peculiar fascination. They can generate a warm glow of strength and power ...

Whither economic reforms?

India's Economic Performance and Reforms: A Perspective for the New Millennium by Subramanian Swamy; Konark Publishers, 2000; pages xi + ...

Ceasefire as smokescreen

AIJAZ AHMAD The Nation
The Central government has no policy on Kashmir because the Bharatiya Janata Party is unable to bridge the gap between the international ...

Article 370: Law and politics

The Nation
While the Constitution recognises in Article 370 the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Government's policies since 1953 have ...

A system in peril

Other
Kerala's public distribution system, the best in the country, is seriously affected by the shift in Central government policies on the ...

'Centre should change its policy'

Other
Interview with E. Chandrasekharan Nair, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies. Kerala's Minister for Food and Civil Supplies E.

Brutal crackdown

The Chandrababu Naidu government's attempt to crush the agitation against the power tariff hike has helped the Left-led movement gain wide ...

Targeting women

Targeting women The Nation
Excerpts from a memorandum submitted by the All India Democratic Women's Association to Justice J.S. Verma, chairperson of the National Human ...

'We have exposed the power sector reforms'

The Nation
Interview with B.V. Raghavalu, CPI(M) State secretary, Andhra Pradesh. Nine Left parties have since May been in the forefront of the ...

Educational take-off in Tibet

N. RAM World Affairs
Developing modern education in Tibet is one of China's priorities. A visit to a Lhasa secondary school makes clear the meaning and implications ...

Remembering Mother Teresa

"What we are doing is nothing but a drop in the ocean. But if we didn't do it, the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I ...

And now the NGMA

SUNEET CHOPRA The Nation
Participating artists force the National Galery of Modern Art to cancel an exhibition of works following a gross effort at censorship by the ...

Hampering empowerment

The ill-treatment of Dalits in Tamil Nadu, especially those occupying reserved elective positions at the village level, continues, with the ...

Jyoti Basu to stay on

Other
JYOTI BASU, India's longest-serving Chief Minister, has decided to continue in office for some more time, reversing his earlier decision to ...

The Advani factor

Cover Story
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN TOWARDS the end of 1995, Lal Krishna Advani seemed fairly secure in his control over the BJP's organisational ...

Strengths and infirmities

Cover Story
Although not entirely physically fit, Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee has realised his personal strength and political constituency and is taking ...

Targeting women

Targeting women The Nation
Excerpts from a memorandum submitted by the All India Democratic Women's Association to Justice J.S. Verma, chairperson of the National Human ...

'We have exposed the power sector reforms'

The Nation
Interview with B.V. Raghavalu, CPI(M) State secretary, Andhra Pradesh. Nine Left parties have since May been in the forefront of the ...

And now the NGMA

SUNEET CHOPRA The Nation
Participating artists force the National Galery of Modern Art to cancel an exhibition of works following a gross effort at censorship by the ...

A dangerous game

The process of seeking a direct settlement with terrorist groups has marginalised the prospect of a meaningful debate on autonomy, which could ...

Whither economic reforms?

India's Economic Performance and Reforms: A Perspective for the New Millennium by Subramanian Swamy; Konark Publishers, 2000; pages xi + ...

A system in peril

Other
Kerala's public distribution system, the best in the country, is seriously affected by the shift in Central government policies on the ...

'Centre should change its policy'

Other
Interview with E. Chandrasekharan Nair, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies. Kerala's Minister for Food and Civil Supplies E.

Remembering Mother Teresa

"What we are doing is nothing but a drop in the ocean. But if we didn't do it, the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I ...

Hampering empowerment

The ill-treatment of Dalits in Tamil Nadu, especially those occupying reserved elective positions at the village level, continues, with the ...

Jyoti Basu to stay on

Other
JYOTI BASU, India's longest-serving Chief Minister, has decided to continue in office for some more time, reversing his earlier decision to ...

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