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COVER STORY

27-04-2001

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Briefing

Warped policies

Cover Story
ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR IF the initial phase of liberalisation and market-centred policies marginalised the poor and the destitute, the ...

WEAVERS IN DISTRESS

Cover Story
With no policy support from the Government, no means to invest in technology and no market-savvy master weavers to help them adapt to changing ...

The crisis in Sircilla

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
The traditional powerlooms of Sircilla fall silent as they lose out to the modern, faster looms in other States. NOT very long ...

Silence of the looms

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Dubakka once had over 1,500 looms producing traditional cotton saris. Now the figure has fallen to 700, as its products have become ...

Concerns in India

World Affairs
R. RAMACHANDRAN THE outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the United Kingdom and in some other parts of Europe has trigerred ...

Hard times

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
As the foot-and-mouth disease situation worsens in Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to seek a re-election in May suffer a setback.

Pakistan's nuclear dilemma

The military government in Pakistan is moving to downplay its nuclear image and join the CTBT regime in order to tide over its economic ...

A haven lost

ROHAN GUNARATNA World Affairs
Will the British ban seriously affect the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's support operations from Europe? THE recommendation by ...

Business not as usual

RITA MANCHANDA World Affairs
India-Nepal trade relations force another round of turbulence. IT has been open season on Nepal, first with Indian intelligence ...

A traditional water source

Other
THE kareze system of irrigation originated about 3,000 years ago in northwestern Iran, and spread with the expansion of the Persian Achaemenian ...

BALOCHISTAN'S THIRST

Other
Four years of failed rains and mindless extraction of water lead to severe drought and water scarcity in the Pakistani province of Balochistan ...

Drought and deaths

A tale of persistent and avoidable human misery in Rajasthan. ALL of 50 million tonnes of foodgrains stored in the godowns of the ...

Of vaccines of promise

Other
Interview with Dr. Hans Wigzell. "The global trend is towards application-oriented research. This... would kill curiosity-driven ...

In pursuit of trifurcation

The Sangh Parivar is back at the old game on Kashmir: its calculated moves here could spell disaster for the State and the nation.

Of means and ends

PARESH R. VAIDYA The Nation
Could Mahatma Gandhi have saved the lives of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukh Dev? An analysis in retrospect, on the 70th anniversary of the ...

Inflated support

The latest increase in the minimum support price for wheat point to an approach that will hardly help correct the distortions in the food ...

Sanskrit and sanskriti as weapons

Columns
Murli Manohar Joshi's promotion of 'spiritualism' as the core of Indian 'culture' and his plan to make Sanskrit compulsory for Classes X to XII ...

Capital markets and unsustainable growth

Columns
The recent experience of Malaysia holds especially important lessons for the Indian economy at the current time. FOR a relatively brief ...

The Balco struggle

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
The Chattisgarh government and the striking workers of Balco have effectively stopped Sterlite from taking control of the company.

'Workers have chosen tougher option'

The Nation
Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has been campaigning across the State against the National Democratic Alliance government in the wake of ...

A multi-dimensional malaise

Cover Story
ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THAT suicides constitute a common phenomenon in Andhra Pradesh, whether it is among cotton and tobacco farmers or ...

Perilous policies

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Government policies that focussed on the liberalisation, modernisation and globalisation of the industry but ignored the livelihood issues ...

The collapse of APCO

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ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR THE handloom weavers' cooperative societies in Andhra Pradesh are in a precarious condition, thanks to institutions, ...

Little evidence of relief

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PARVATHI MENON "THE number of suicide cases came down because we did not announce an ex-gratia payment to the families of those who died ...

A farm crisis and suicides

Cover Story
Forty-one cases of suicide were reported in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh between September and November 2000. A Frontline investigation ...

'Workers have chosen tougher option'

The Nation
Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has been campaigning across the State against the National Democratic Alliance government in the wake of ...

Some progress, some concern

VENKATESH ATHREYA The Nation
The provisional results of the Census of India 2001 point to a decline in the growth rate of population, an increase in the overall population ...

Hard times

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
As the foot-and-mouth disease situation worsens in Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to seek a re-election in May suffer a setback.

Pakistan's nuclear dilemma

The military government in Pakistan is moving to downplay its nuclear image and join the CTBT regime in order to tide over its economic ...

A haven lost

ROHAN GUNARATNA World Affairs
Will the British ban seriously affect the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's support operations from Europe? THE recommendation by ...

Business not as usual

RITA MANCHANDA World Affairs
India-Nepal trade relations force another round of turbulence. IT has been open season on Nepal, first with Indian intelligence ...

'I can confirm that the peace process is moving'

World Affairs
Interview with Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. With the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ...

Of concerns and safeguards

Other
Interview with Murasoli Maran. The day after presenting the government's Export-Import policy for the financial year, the Union Minister ...

An alliance of convenience

The Asom Gana Parishad breaks ranks with its coalition partners in the State government to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Unravelling of an alliance

With the exit of constituents that could make a difference at the hustings in a highly polarised political situation, the alliance led by the ...

Terror and worse

The Andhra Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act, recently passed by the State Assembly, draws flak from Opposition parties and other ...

A saffron twist

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's opposition to the Tehri dam on religious grounds sidesteps the real issues involved in the matter. THE ...

A traditional water source

Other
THE kareze system of irrigation originated about 3,000 years ago in northwestern Iran, and spread with the expansion of the Persian Achaemenian ...

BALOCHISTAN'S THIRST

Other
Four years of failed rains and mindless extraction of water lead to severe drought and water scarcity in the Pakistani province of Balochistan ...

Drought and deaths

A tale of persistent and avoidable human misery in Rajasthan. ALL of 50 million tonnes of foodgrains stored in the godowns of the ...

Of vaccines of promise

Other
Interview with Dr. Hans Wigzell. "The global trend is towards application-oriented research. This... would kill curiosity-driven ...

In pursuit of trifurcation

The Sangh Parivar is back at the old game on Kashmir: its calculated moves here could spell disaster for the State and the nation.

Inflated support

The latest increase in the minimum support price for wheat point to an approach that will hardly help correct the distortions in the food ...

End of another bull run

Will the investigative and legal process that has been set in motion with regard to the second big manoeuvre of its kind in less than a decade, ...

A 'parallel' crisis in CSE

Other
Uncertainty prevails among the broking community as the Calcutta Stock Exchange tries to pull itself out of the payment shortfall crisis.

The regulatory blinkers

The current turmoil in the bourses could have been avoided had the regulatory bodies not ignored the early warning signals. FOR ...

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