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COVER STORY

30-03-2001

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Briefing

Games on the market

SANJIV SHANKARAN Cover Story
THE BSE Sensitive Index, the most popular stock market index in the country, fell by 12 per cent over the previous month to end at 3,882 ...

Budgeting for reforms II

Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha in effect moves the process of economic reforms out of the budgetary domain and into a broader terrain. As the ...

A paradox of a deal

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
The Budget exemplifies how what may be a dream for some can be a nightmare for others. THE initial euphoria that greeted Budget ...

The poverty of theory

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
Beneath the specific provisions and prognostications of Budget 2001 lies a flawed strategic perspective derived from an erroneous theory.

The poverty of theory

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
Beneath the specific provisions and prognostications of Budget 2001 lies a flawed strategic perspective derived from an erroneous theory.

An argument for further reform

ABHIJIT SEN Cover Story
Growth has slowed down and the fisc is unhealthy: this is the main message about the immediate economic situation that has been conveyed by ...

The rush to disinvest

Rather than proceed with caution that would seem essential considering the depth of public misgivings involved in the matter of disinvestment ...

Battle over Balco

V. SRIDHAR in Korba Cover Story
The sale of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. to Sterlite Industries meets with stiff resistance from workers' unions, with the Chattisgarh ...

'The sale has violated the law'

Cover Story
Interview with Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. The issue of the sale of Balco has put Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in the limelight.

The aluminium scene

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
ON June 15, 2000, the Union government invited bids for strategic partners for the sale of 51 per cent of its equity in Balco, the third ...

Sterlite's record

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
STERLITE Industries has grown dramatically during the last decade. Its turnover increased from Rs.83 crores in 1990-91 to Rs.2,925 ...

A tale of two bridges

More than a year after UNESCO took up the issue of threats to the monuments at Hampi in Karnataka, the controversy over the construction of two ...

Northern disquiet

SADAQAT JAN World Affairs
The rumblings of revolt in the Northern Areas portend one more major trouble spot for Pakistan. THE All Parties National Alliance ...

Museums of cultural dispossession?

A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Arts & Culture
The two new projects in Paris for museum development may well be a saga of dispossession of the cultural heritage of micro-civilisations.

Challenging globalisation

Other
JOHN HARRISS No Logo by Naomi Klein; Flamingo, an imprint of HarperCollins, London; 2000. AS a visitor to Chennai from England I ...

The GSLV quest

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Sriharikota Science & Technology
The first developmental flight of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota will advance the country's quest for ...

The power crisis and a paradigm crisis

WALDEN BELLO The Nation
After having been taken for a ride by the ideology of centralised electrification, people are now being taken on another, equally dangerous ...

Of the Left, coalition dynamics, electoral compulsions, caste factors...

Other
Indrajit Gupta in an introspective interview. On February 20, Indrajit Gupta, the 82-year-old stalwart of the Communist Party of India ...

A reprimand for delay

The Allahabad High Court has raised a technicality that can now be set right to pave the way for the prosecution of L.K. Advani and others in ...

For a 'property-owning' democracy

Columns
Budget 2001 will shift the balance of power in favour of the propertied and share-holding elite and further marginalise the mass of the ...

An argument for further reform

ABHIJIT SEN Cover Story
Growth has slowed down and the fisc is unhealthy: this is the main message about the immediate economic situation that has been conveyed by ...

The rush to disinvest

Rather than proceed with caution that would seem essential considering the depth of public misgivings involved in the matter of disinvestment ...

Battle over Balco

V. SRIDHAR in Korba Cover Story
The sale of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. to Sterlite Industries meets with stiff resistance from workers' unions, with the Chattisgarh ...

'The sale has violated the law'

Cover Story
Interview with Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. The issue of the sale of Balco has put Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in the limelight.

The aluminium scene

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
ON June 15, 2000, the Union government invited bids for strategic partners for the sale of 51 per cent of its equity in Balco, the third ...

Sterlite's record

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
STERLITE Industries has grown dramatically during the last decade. Its turnover increased from Rs.83 crores in 1990-91 to Rs.2,925 ...

Flawed advocacy

VENKATESH ATHREYA Cover Story
The recommendations of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister are highly flawed, based as they are on a presumed but incorrect ...

Tricks of magic

VIJAY PRASHAD Cover Story
Magical realism in the fabulous world of the Indian economy. MAGICAL realism is an Indian habitus discovered accidentally by Latin ...

Railway realities

In her second Railway budget, Mamata Banerjee adopts an approach that is in obvious disagreement with the dominant idiom of economic policy ...

A reprimand for delay

The Allahabad High Court has raised a technicality that can now be set right to pave the way for the prosecution of L.K. Advani and others in ...

A nationalist editor

S. VISWANATHAN Obituary
A.N. Sivaraman, 1904-2001. AMBUR NANUIYER SIVARAMAN, a veteran freedom fighter and former Editor of the Tamil daily Dinamani, died ...

A game plan for the future

S. DINAKAR Sport
Against a background of allegations of match-fixing and bribery involving players, an International Cricket Council meeting in Melbourne ...

RAJASTHAN'S THIRST

Other
For the fourth year running, the desert State faces severe drought conditions. A report from some of the predominantly tribal areas, where the ...

An oppressed lot

TEN years ago, when three women researchers from the National Commission for Women went to Kotra block of Udaipur district to study the ...

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