Only Subscribed user can access the archives

Get full access to our 16 year old archives

Subscribe Now

Already subscribed? Sign In

COVER STORY

25-05-2001

fl181000-Cover

Briefing

KERALA: Evenly poised

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
In the last lap, the United Democratic Front seemed to have lost the edge it had over the ruling Left Democratic Front, thanks to the rumblings ...

WEST BENGAL: Left Front set to take West Bengal

In West Bengal, it is a race between a cohesive Left Front and a fragile and fractious Trinamul Congress-Congress(I) combine. IF ...

ASSAM: Alliance trouble

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
Extremist groups launch a violent campaign against the Asom Gana Parishad-Bharatiya Janata Party combine even as the Congress(I) rises to a ...

POLITICS AFTER DISQUALIFICATION

N. RAM Cover Story
The mid-2001 State Assembly election outcomes will bring no cheer to the BJP, but are likely to boost the Congress(I)'s political stock. In ...

The real Green Revolution

THE DECCAN Development Society (DDS) started its work in 1983 in the Zaheerabad region with the main aim of regenerating the livelihoods ...

For sustainable farming

Dalit women show the way to a sustainable future in agriculture in the Zaheerabad region of Andhra Pradesh. IT was the morning of ...

Path-breaking plays

The Kerala People's Arts Club, or KPAC, which has undertaken many a bold experiment in political theatre, celebrates its golden jubilee.

A harbinger of new physics

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
A new experiment points to the world beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particles. FOR nearly three decades now, the ...

Directions of vaccine research

Other
Interview with Nobel Laureate Rolf Zinkernagel. Dr. Rolf M. Zinkernagel, along with Dr. Peter C. Doherty, was awarded the Nobel Prize for ...

Scientist as revolutionary

The life of J.D. Bernal is a testimony to the commitment that a scientist must use his knowledge and technique only for human welfare.

A unique licence

PARVATHI MENON Science & Technology
THE Simputer's licensing model, the Simputer General Purpose Licence (SGPL), while influenced by the Free Software Movement's General ...

Computer reinvented

PARVATHI MENON in Bangalore Science & Technology
The arrival of the Simputer, a low-cost hand-held computing device, generates hopes of bridging the digital divide.

'It is an engineering accomplishment'

Science & Technology
Interview with Professor Vijay Chandru. Professor Vijay Chandru has played a key role in the efforts to develop the Simputer. He holds ...

For equitable sharing of water

India's policy on sharing of river water resources needs to be redrawn on the basis of the United Nations Convention on the Law of ...

The AIDS divide

The panel set up by South African President Thabo Mbeki to advise his government on dealing with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome stands ...

Deals and questions

A petition filed in the Delhi High Court by Rear Admiral (retired) Suhas Purohit throws new light on processes at play in the realm of defence ...

Contempt in question

The Supreme Court expresses its dismay over the "tone and tenor" of the averments made by Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan in ...

What constitutes 'scandalising the court'

THE contempt of court jurisdiction is exercised not to protect the dignity of an individual judge but to protect the administration of ...

Fighting on

V. SRIDHAR Other
The struggle over Balco continues. THE two-month-long strike by more than 7,000 workers of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited ...

Of sleazy, criminalised capitalism

Columns
Proliferation of financial scandals and pillage of the exchequer have become integral to the Indian economy. The NDA has added a wilful policy ...

Questions of legality

ERA SEZHIYAN Cover Story
A small step for the Election Commission, but a great assault on Parliament and the judiciary. THE rejection of the nomination ...

The disqualification debate

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
The seeming discrimination in allowing R. Balakrishna Pillai to contest in Kerala while rejecting Jayalalitha's papers in Tamil Nadu emerges as ...

The law and the Order

Legal experts raise questions about the validity of the Election Commission's Order on disqualification and see certain incongruities with ...

'Jayalalitha can create good conventions'

Cover Story
Frontline met Cho S. Ramaswamy, Editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, to get his views on the issue of Jayalalitha's disqualification. Excerpts ...

A fierce fight

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
In one of Tamil Nadu's most bitter electoral battles, neither do adverse findings by pollsters fail to unnerve the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ...

The Pondicherry scene

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
BY the last week of April, the Union Territory of Pondicherry was far ahead of neighbouring Tamil Nadu in terms of campaign tempo and ...

Starting all over again

An offensive by the Sri Lankan security forces in Jaffna peninsula comes to a sorry end, and the process of negotiations between the government ...

A reality check

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
Confrontation at the venue of the Summit of the Americas in Quebec. FROM April 20 to 24, two sets of acronyms faced each other.

Progress and problems

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Ninth Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam takes stock of the country's progress in the last decade and identifies problem areas.

Plunder and power

Joseph Estrada continues to claim attention behind bars, while President Arroyo seeks to undo the impression that she has overplayed her hand ...

India's abject surrender

PRAFUL BIDWAI World Affairs
IF New Delhi wanted to join Washington in driving a stake through what remains of the post-Cold War momentum in favour of nuclear ...

Bush bombshell

President Bush comes up with a new strategic package that in the final analysis may be no less dangerous for the world at large than earlier ...

The art of circumvention

ADOPTIONS in India are governed by guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, in its judgment in the Lakshmikanth Pandey vs Government ...

Violent elections in Bihar

The elections to the 8,452 panchayats in Bihar, held after 23 years, are marked by high voter turnout, despite violence. THE ...

Fissures in the RJD

THE process of disintegration of the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar has begun. Three of the seven RJD members in the Lok Sabha, ...

The Dabhol mess

The dispute between the Maharashtra State Electricity Board and the Dabhol Power Company reaches a decisive stage. AFTER years of ...

Waiting to go home

Other
Peter Bleach, the British national, languishes in a Calcutta jail 10 months after five Latvians who had been jailed along with him in the 1995 ...

Of livelihoods and entitlements

It is not a drought, says the Maharashtra government, it is scarcity. For people who have already been in the poverty trap, it could still be ...

Lyndon Johnson and India

Recently declassified documents from the United States from the period 1964-1968 throw light on approaches and issues relating to ...

Directions of vaccine research

Other
Interview with Nobel Laureate Rolf Zinkernagel. Dr. Rolf M. Zinkernagel, along with Dr. Peter C. Doherty, was awarded the Nobel Prize for ...

Scientist as revolutionary

The life of J.D. Bernal is a testimony to the commitment that a scientist must use his knowledge and technique only for human welfare.

For equitable sharing of water

India's policy on sharing of river water resources needs to be redrawn on the basis of the United Nations Convention on the Law of ...

The AIDS divide

The panel set up by South African President Thabo Mbeki to advise his government on dealing with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome stands ...

Contempt in question

The Supreme Court expresses its dismay over the "tone and tenor" of the averments made by Arundhati Roy, Medha Patkar and Prashant Bhushan in ...

What constitutes 'scandalising the court'

THE contempt of court jurisdiction is exercised not to protect the dignity of an individual judge but to protect the administration of ...

Fighting on

V. SRIDHAR Other
The struggle over Balco continues. THE two-month-long strike by more than 7,000 workers of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited ...

The Tehri turnaround

The issue of purity of Ganga jal puts a bigger question mark on the Tehri dam than what the seismic controversy has done to the progress of the ...

A setback and some lessons

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Science & Technology
The failure of GSAT to reach the geo-synchronous orbit does not detract from the success of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle ...

Other Issues

View All