COVER STORY

24-11-2000

Calling the tune

Briefing

One hundred days of torment

Veerappan, who abducted Rajkumar more than a hundred days ago, continues to hold the Kannada actor - and also two State governments - hostage.

A desperate alliance

Caste solidarity, pressure from cadres and a need to secure his own position have perhaps drawn Veerappan closer to forces of Tamil ...

The judicial intervention

THE Supreme Court concluded its hearings in the "Veerappan associates" release case, on October 31, a month after it began, and reserved ...

A flawed hunt

In the absence of clearly evolved tactical procedures or operational protocols, the police forces of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been unable ...

'The government is not honest'

Cover Story
'Cho' S. Ramaswamy, the outspoken editor of the Tamil magazine Thuglak, has been highly critical of the manner in which the Tamil Nadu and ...

'Our efforts are sincere'

Cover Story
Interview with R.R. Gopal. In the background of the October 31 order of the Supreme Court reserving judgment on the appeals challenging ...

A communist forever

The Nation
VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN in New Delhi SPEAKING to mediapersons a few days before his retirement, Chief Minister Jyoti Basu pointed out that ...

The Jyoti Basu difference and legacy

Other
IT is no surprise that a major section of the Indian press and media has treated the self-determined retirement from office of one of the most ...

END OF AN ERA

After leading the State for 23 years, Jyoti Basu steps down from the post of West Bengal Chief Minister. TWENTY-THREE years after ...

The birth of Chhattisgarh

The new State of Chhattisgarh is formed amid much suspense, and now Ajit Jogi, its first Chief Minister, has multiple challenges ahead.

Going beyond the Narmada Valley

Other
The Narmada Bachao Andolan wins wide support as it decides to continue its campaign against the Sardar Sarovar Project, even as the government ...

To trial after 15 years

After an investigation that lasted 15 years, the Canadian authorities arrest three persons for the crash of the Air-India plane Kanishka off ...

The estate of conceptual art

Some questions about representation and substance. "WITH the philosophical coming of age of art", the philosopher Arthur Danto ...

Big business under New Labour

Other
BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE Captive State: The Corporate Take-over of Britain by George Monbiot; Macmillan, London, 2000; pages 430, 12.99.

In the name of the witch

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI Social Issues
Persecution and torture of women after denouncing them as witches no longer appears to be a tribal practice. Assertion by women in matters such ...

The revival of a tournament

The revival of the Gopalan Trophy tournament puts the cricketing spotlight on Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. DESPITE the scant media ...

Data of questionable merit

V. SRIDHAR Other
Questions about the methodolgy adopted cast a shadow over the latest estimates of poverty by the National Sample Survey Organisation.

A missed opportunity

RAVI SHARMA in Bangalore Social Justice
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board at its Bangalore session vows to fight attempts to tamper with Muslim personal laws governed by the ...

A pause in Palestine

World Affairs
The mood of defiance continues in the Palestinian homeland although there is a lull in the violence for now. KESAVA MENON in the ...

Israel's killing fields

AIJAZ AHMAD The Nation
The structural reasons for the Palestinian uprising and the Israeli terror are connected not only with the consequences of the Oslo Accords of ...

'The government is not honest'

Cover Story
'Cho' S. Ramaswamy, the outspoken editor of the Tamil magazine Thuglak, has been highly critical of the manner in which the Tamil Nadu and ...

'Our efforts are sincere'

Cover Story
Interview with R.R. Gopal. In the background of the October 31 order of the Supreme Court reserving judgment on the appeals challenging ...

Uncovering a scandal

The report of the Central Bureau of Investigation uncovers the seamy underside of cricketing in the Indian subcontinent, but doubts remain on ...

The revival of a tournament

The revival of the Gopalan Trophy tournament puts the cricketing spotlight on Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. DESPITE the scant media ...

Data of questionable merit

V. SRIDHAR Other
Questions about the methodolgy adopted cast a shadow over the latest estimates of poverty by the National Sample Survey Organisation.

Palestinian struggle

Israel's show of might against unarmed Palestinian civilians should lead to its isolation in the international community ("West Asia: Violent ...

A TALE OF TWO HORSES

Other
Editor's Introduction "Horseplay in Harappa," the Cover Story by Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer in Frontline (October 13, 2000), has ...

One sees what one wants to

The Indus Valley Script: Texts, Concordances and Tables Corpus of the Tamil-Brahmi Inscriptions Dinamani Mahadevan ...

Of Rajaram's 'Horses', 'decipherment', and civilisational issues

Other
Deciphering t he Indus Script Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions Frontline ASKO PARPOLA India has a truly glorious ...

New Evidence on the 'Piltdown Horse' Hoax

Other
Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer are the scholarly authors of the Cover Story, "Horseplay in Harappa," in Frontline (October 13, 2000).

KING KRAMNIK

World chess gets a new champion after 15 years. IN one of the greatest upsets in chess history, Vladimir Kramnik unseated Garry ...