COVER STORY

11-05-2001

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Briefing

Success in space

With the April 18 launch of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle India moves closer to achieving total self-reliance in building launch ...

Satellites and saris: 25 years later

SIR ARTHUR C CLARKE Cover Story
Frontline "A NATIONAL programme which would provide television to about eighty per cent of India's population during the next ten ...

A new era for ISRO

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, ISRO. GSLV is the sixth launch success in a row for Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Indian ...

The cryogenic quest

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Cryogenic technology is crucial to the development of launch vehicles like the GSLV. The third GSLV flight, in 2003, will use an indigenous ...

The cryogenic engine is 'unique'

Cover Story
Interview with Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos. Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos, Russia, who was present at the ...

'A moment of great happiness'

Dr. L.N. Kiselev, Director of the Russian cryogenic stage, who played an important role in the success of the GSLV mission, was ...

'An exciting mission, a cost-effective project'

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram is the key centre for building the Indian Space Research Organisation's ...

ISRO success stories

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
The launch of the GSLV marks the beginning of a significant phase in launch vehicle technology development for the Indian Space Research ...

An avoidable skirmish

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
THE short and unexpected burst of fighting that erupted on the India-Bangladesh border on April 19 had the potential to spiral out of ...

DISTURBED BORDER

KALYAN CHAUDHURI The Nation
The border skirmish between India and Bangladesh, which had the potential to spiral out of control, ends following negotiations at the ...

Climbdown and confusion

The Congress(I) now wants a JPC to probe the Tehelka issue and would not allow Parliament to work until the demand is met. Is this part of a ...

Reluctant rallyists

The rallies planned by NDA constituents in the wake of the Tehelka expose as a show of solidarity with the BJP and the Samata Party end up ...

Tough battle

The two rival fronts in Tamil Nadu, led by the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, are ready for ...

Can she or can't she?

CAN Jayalalitha contest the elections? The decision is in the hands of the Election Commission and it will be known on April 24 when the ...

Alliance in trouble

The new electoral alliance between the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party sparks dissent in both parties, clearly to the ...

Left Front on a strong wicket

The Left Front prepares to re-assert its supremacy in the West Bengal Assembly even as the Trinamul Congress-Congress(I) combine hopes to ...

The battles within

Politics
K. Karunakaran's dramatic revolt against the party high command on the issue of the party ticket may prove to be a setback for the ...

The Pant mission

Marking the latest phase in the government's strategy to bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir, K.C. Pant, as its envoy, starts a fresh dialogue ...

Caste as the key

It becomes evident from the byelections in two Assembly constituencies that caste has emerged as the most crucial factor that determines voter ...

'BSP will fight the polls on its own'

Other
Kanshi Ram, who single-handedly rewrote Dalit politics in the Hindi heartland and made the Bahujan Samaj Party the power-pusher that it is ...

The cryogenic engine is 'unique'

Cover Story
Interview with Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos. Alexander I. Dunayev, Chairman, Glavkosmos, Russia, who was present at the ...

'A moment of great happiness'

Dr. L.N. Kiselev, Director of the Russian cryogenic stage, who played an important role in the success of the GSLV mission, was ...

'An exciting mission, a cost-effective project'

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram is the key centre for building the Indian Space Research Organisation's ...

ISRO success stories

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
The launch of the GSLV marks the beginning of a significant phase in launch vehicle technology development for the Indian Space Research ...

The Tamil Nadu picture

VENKATESH ATHREYA The Nation
It is a mixed message that emerges from the preliminary Census data regarding the major southern State. PAPER-1 of the Census of ...

The mosaic of Jammu and Kashmir

BALRAJ PURI The Nation
Any move to alter the status of Jammu and Kashmir without evolving a system that can accommodate its diversities in a democratic manner will ...

Relief for the weavers

The Nation
Assistance reaches the poverty-stricken and debt-ridden traditional weavers of Andhra Pradesh from governmental and other sources. However, ...

The judiciary strikes back?

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
THE judiciary in Pakistan is suddenly in an assertive mode. Or so it appears, particularly in comparison with its track record in 2000 ...

For the next deal

The dormant political scene of Pakistan comes alive again. And there is a quickening of the pace in the war of nerves between the Pervez ...

A business in babies

Other
Adoption agencies thrive on "human trade" as the practice of selling female babies continues among the Lambadas on the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh ...

Images of the Western Ghats

Ian Lockwood highlights conservation issues related to the Western Ghats through his black-and-white photographs. THE 59 ...

The Indira enigma

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The Ho Chi Minh saga

Ho Chi Minh by William J. Duiker; Hyperion, New York; pages 695; $35. 'HALF Lenin, half Gandhi', this is how William J. Duiker ...

A message and the medium

Politics after Television: Hindu Nationalism and the Reshaping of the Public in India by Arvind Rajagopal; Cambridge University Press, ...

A movement in Marathi publishing

Granthali, a Marathi publishing house, has made a name for itself by making literature accessible to the public. Its critics, however, say that ...

A forceful assertion

In Rajasthan, the right to information becomes almost synonymous with the right to life. AS guest of honour at a convention on the ...

Behind the 'basic structure' doctrine

On India's debt to a German jurist, Professor Dietrich Conrad. ON April 24, 1973, a Special Bench comprising 13 Judges of the ...

Trouble over Man

The Madhya Pradesh government's resolve to go ahead with the construction of the Man project without implementing the land-for-land ...

Omissions and commissions

Depositions by P.V. Narasimha Rao and L.K. Advani before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry amount to exercises in rationalisation and evasion.

Blocking privatisation

V. SRIDHAR Other
Tripartite talks involving the trade unions, the Chattisgarh government and the Centre fail, and the workers continue their fight against the ...

Power struggles

The crisis over the non-payment of dues to the Enron-promoted Dabhol Power Company by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board deepens as the ...

Questions without answers

Former Law Minister and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan releases his correspondence with the Judges of the Supreme Court, the President and the ...

After the horses bolted

SEBI has stepped in, and action has been taken against many of those involved in the recent stock market fraud, but it all amounts to too ...

Weavers' woes

Other
Your Cover Story titled "Despair and death" (April 27) catalogues the woes of the weavers of Andhra Pradesh meticulously and with deep ...

The Jat patriarch

Devi Lal, 1914-2001. CHAUDHARY DEVI LAL, who died on April 6 at the age of 86, was a player of substance on the national political ...

Alliance in trouble

The new electoral alliance between the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party sparks dissent in both parties, clearly to the ...

Left Front on a strong wicket

The Left Front prepares to re-assert its supremacy in the West Bengal Assembly even as the Trinamul Congress-Congress(I) combine hopes to ...

The battles within

Politics
K. Karunakaran's dramatic revolt against the party high command on the issue of the party ticket may prove to be a setback for the ...