COVER STORY

05-01-2001

Vajpayee Unmasked

Briefing

THE UNMASKING OF VAJPAYEE

In seeking to force-fit judicial findings on the Babri Masjid question to the sectarian politics of the Hindutva brigade, Prime Minister ...

Contradictions and pressures

The deadlock and the debate in Parliament have shown up the divisions within the NDA. THE Atal Behari Vajpayee-led coalition ...

'The three Ministers are not guilty'

ANU PUSHKARNA Cover Story
Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman was caught in a controversy when he was quoted in the media as saying that the party would ...

Fuel to the fire

The Hindu right wing seizes the opportunity offered by Prime Minister Vajpayee's assertions to try and shore up its morale and to review its ...

The legal course

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VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN EVEN as the Hindutva combine is stepping up the pace of its next adventure, that of building the promised Ram ...

The bomb theory

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VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak K.S. Sudarshan's "explosive" theory that the Babri Masjid was ...

Vajpayee and the Constitution

A. G. NOORANI Cover Story
With his recent utterances on Ayodhya, Atal Behari Vajpayee has become the first Prime Minister in India's history to have ranged himself on ...

'BJP is back to mobilising its core constituency'

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In the assessment of Prakash Karat, a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the BJP is seeking to undertake a ...

'Vajpayee is under pressure from the RSS'

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After the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the Congress(I) regime at the Centre gave Motilal Vora an important assignment: he was made Governor ...

'The end of the BJP's pretensions'

The Samajwadi Party (S.P.) led by Mulayam Singh Yadav has consistently championed the rights of Muslims in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ...

'BJP should not have raised the issue'

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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a major ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), supports the Atal Behari Vajpayee government without ...

Disturbing ceasefire

Incidents overtake the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir as the Islamic right wing rejects any kind of accommodation until India invites ...

Cautious optimism

Other
JOHN CHERIAN THE declaration of the 'Ramzan ceasefire' by the Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir on November 19 revived optimism ...

The view from Islamabad

WHAT next in Kashmir, especially after the conditional, positive response by the Pakistan government to India's initiative of November ...

A delayed prosecution

A Director-General of Police in Haryana is charge-sheeted in a case of molestation of a schoolgirl a full decade after the allegation was made ...

Restoring ties

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
India and Iraq clear the ground for a framework to strengthen bilateral relations, during the visit of Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan ...

A swift deportation

The government acts decisively to send back to Sri Lanka a high-profile Eelam activist in Chennai who had been provocatively flaunting his ...

India as a safe haven?

Pro-LTTE forces in the country are regrouping and strengthening themselves as the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has ...

Barak's gamble

Unless the Israelis and Palestinians can agree on the outlines of a final agreement by February 6, the likely date for elections in Israel, the ...

An expression of solidarity

V. SRIDHAR World Affairs
HARMONY INDIA, an association promoting communal harmony, secularism and human solidarity, organised a well-attended meeting in Chennai ...

The legal course

Cover Story
VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN EVEN as the Hindutva combine is stepping up the pace of its next adventure, that of building the promised Ram ...

The bomb theory

Cover Story
VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak K.S. Sudarshan's "explosive" theory that the Babri Masjid was ...

Vajpayee and the Constitution

A. G. NOORANI Cover Story
With his recent utterances on Ayodhya, Atal Behari Vajpayee has become the first Prime Minister in India's history to have ranged himself on ...

'BJP is back to mobilising its core constituency'

Cover Story
In the assessment of Prakash Karat, a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the BJP is seeking to undertake a ...

'Vajpayee is under pressure from the RSS'

Cover Story
After the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the Congress(I) regime at the Centre gave Motilal Vora an important assignment: he was made Governor ...

'The end of the BJP's pretensions'

The Samajwadi Party (S.P.) led by Mulayam Singh Yadav has consistently championed the rights of Muslims in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ...

'BJP should not have raised the issue'

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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a major ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), supports the Atal Behari Vajpayee government without ...

Promises to keep

With governments persistently defaulting on their commitments, purposeful intervention through popular mobilisation is needed to achieve health ...

'Health is simply politics by other means'

Public Health
James Orbinski was one of three doctors who began the Canadian branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors without Frontiers) in 1990. As ...

A campaign for health care

Public Health
SUHRID SHANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY in Calcutta CALCUTTA played host to the first National Health Assembly, held on November 30 and December 1.

A swift deportation

The government acts decisively to send back to Sri Lanka a high-profile Eelam activist in Chennai who had been provocatively flaunting his ...

India as a safe haven?

Pro-LTTE forces in the country are regrouping and strengthening themselves as the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has ...

A plea for Afro-realism

PETER HAIN Other
Africa has problems. But with some effort, this century will truly be the African century. A view from Britain. AS the only son of ...

Nehru: A democratic Curzon?

Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Second Series, Volume 27; Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund; distributed by Oxford University Press; ...

Of the Dalai Lama and a witch-hunt

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Interview with the 13th Kundeling Tagtsha Jetung Rimpoche. For Lobsang Yeshi Jampel Gyatso, or the 13th Kundeling Tagtsha Jetung Rimpoche ...

Recognition for a mathematician

S.G. DANI Other
M.S. Raghunathan joins the select band of Indian mathematicians elected Fellows of the Royal Society, London. ON JULY 14, 2000, ...

The historian as gatekeeper

It is disconcerting to see Ramachandra Guha conferring upon himself the role of elder statesman and presuming to decree who should be allowed ...

A mission at Kalpakkam

The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in Kalpakkam is all set to begin construction of the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, the ...