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COVER STORY

03-08-2001

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Briefing

DEADLOCK AT AGRA

The India-Pakistan peace process comes to a halt at the Agra Summit, unable to overcome the compulsions of political reality, chiefly relating ...

So near, yet so far

Cover Story
Of what went wrong at Agra. AIJAZ AHMAD Frontline PRIME MINISTER Atal Behari Vajpayee's letter to President Pervez Musharraf ...

Mixed feelings

There is a sense of satisfaction, though tinged with disappointment, in Pakistan. The satisfaction is over the fact that both sides are back on ...

A worthy initiative

COMMENT Cover Story
The very fact that India and Pakistan advanced the hand of friendship to each other is noteworthy: it could well herald a new era in South ...

Mixed feelings

There is a sense of satisfaction, though tinged with disappointment, in Pakistan. The satisfaction is over the fact that both sides are back on ...

A worthy initiative

COMMENT Cover Story
The very fact that India and Pakistan advanced the hand of friendship to each other is noteworthy: it could well herald a new era in South ...

The view from the Valley

Recent political events in Jammu and Kashmir show just how difficult it will be to translate any fruits of the dialogue into political progress ...

After the storm

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa calls off her offensive in the face of threats from the Central government. TAMIL NADU Chief Minister ...

PMK switches sides, again

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
WHEN the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to join the front led by the All India Anna Dravida ...

Judicial flak

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
THE "flyover scam" case initiated by the Jayalalithaa government against former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, his son and Chennai ...

Protests and threats

Violent agitations continue in Manipur against the extension of the ceasefire agreement between the Central government and the NSCN (I-M) to ...

On the Veerappan trail

The operations to catch Veerappan gain new vigour after the Jayalalithaa government takes charge in Tamil Nadu, but the forest brigand remains ...

Terror in the Sunderbans

Other
The West Bengal police work out strategies to deal with pirates in the Sunderbans region who have for decades held fishermen for ransom.

Rejuvenated strategies

The People's War group and the Andhra Pradesh police have both renewed their strategies to wear the other out. THE spectre of ...

'We shall fight it out'

Other
Interview with H.J. Dora, DGP, Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh police redefined its anti-extremist operations and strategies after ...

Abandoning a reform measure

Other
The UDF government's move against extending beyond Standard Seven the curriculum reform programme introduced during the period of the previous ...

Ferment in Orissa

Even as the movement seeking statehood for western Orissa gains momentum, the State government renews its demand for special category status ...

Slavery amidst prosperity

The rescue of a farm worker from bondage in Haryana highlights the significant presence of exploitation in the States that benefited ...

A presidential gambit

President Chandrika Kumaratunga prorogues Parliament and simultaneously orders a referendum on the question of a new Constitution, but the fact ...

Peace in the air

World Affairs
The waning influence of Jonas Savimbi and his UNITA guerilla group raises hopes of lasting peace in Angola, and the government starts thinking ...

Summit atmospherics

Cover Story
Lahore and Kargil still fresh in popular memory, disinterest seems to have been the dominant mood as Musharraf the military man went about his ...

The view from the Valley

Recent political events in Jammu and Kashmir show just how difficult it will be to translate any fruits of the dialogue into political progress ...

Divergence of views

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The Pakistanis are unhappy with what they refer to as attempts to shift the focus of the talks away from Kashmir. UNTIL the ...

Against a people's movement

ASHISH KOTHARI The Nation
The call for a ban on the Narmada Bachao Andolan is an attempt to stifle the right to protest against unjust deprivation. IN an ...

On the scrap heap

Unprotected by the law and largely ignored by society, scrap collectors lead lives full of misery. JANAKIBAI SALVE'S day begins at ...

A pile of inequities

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
THREE professors from the SNDT Women's University in Pune, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), have ...

Tampering with a textbook

The NCERT wields the axe against a history textbook by R.S. Sharma. THE National Council for Educational Research and Training ...

Appointment and disappointment

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
WHEN the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government took the reins of government in New Delhi in 1999, one of ...

The Nizam's jewels

The jewellery collection that once belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad arrives in New Delhi for public display. THE government's ...

The death penalty debate

R.K. RAGHAVAN The Nation
Two recent instances in the United States and the United Kingdom give additional ammunition to the opponents of capital punishment.

A poor track record

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
THE report of the Justice H.R. Khanna Railway Safety Review Committee, which was released in 2000, is a scathing indictment of the state ...

Was it the bridge, or the bogies?

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
The Railway authorities blame nature and an overaged bridge for the Kadalundi train accident; many experts, however, say that evidence points ...

NMD and the North Korean bogey

GLYN FORD World Affairs
A Sino-European Union policy towards North Korea is crucial to debunk the arguments of the United States for a National Missile Defence plan.

Rejuvenated strategies

The People's War group and the Andhra Pradesh police have both renewed their strategies to wear the other out. THE spectre of ...

'We shall fight it out'

Other
Interview with H.J. Dora, DGP, Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh police redefined its anti-extremist operations and strategies after ...

Abandoning a reform measure

Other
The UDF government's move against extending beyond Standard Seven the curriculum reform programme introduced during the period of the previous ...

Ferment in Orissa

Even as the movement seeking statehood for western Orissa gains momentum, the State government renews its demand for special category status ...

Slavery amidst prosperity

The rescue of a farm worker from bondage in Haryana highlights the significant presence of exploitation in the States that benefited ...

CAMERA INDICA

Other
Photography as history and memory in the 19th century. RAM RAHMAN OVER the last decade, the history ...

Images from Tripe

The works of Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, a pioneering photographer of British India, provide early examples of excellence in the art and also a ...

Verbalising one's punctuation

Other
WILLIAM SAFIRE LIKE it or not, you are going to learn something today. Period. That written sentence fragment, period, is another ...

Of the India-Pakistan summit, 1955

Other
A. G. NOORANI Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Second Series, Volume 28 (February 1-May 31, 1955), Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund; ...

The Taliban's rise

ALOK RAI Other
Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid; Yale University Press, London, 2000; pages 274, $27.50.

The political abuse of history

Handcuffed to History: Narratives, Pathologies and Violence in South Asia, edited by S.P. Udayakumar; Prager-Westport, 2001; pages 216, ...

A probe and some questions

What next for the Venkataswami Commission of Inquiry relating to the Tehelka expose? WITH the term of the K. Venkataswami ...

A grandiose plan

The draft of the Approach Paper to the 10th Five Year Plan strikes an optimistic note, but are the targets and projections realistic? ...

Behind the UTI mess

The Unit Trust of India lets down its US-64 investors. An analysis of how India's largest mutual fund bungled. THE country's ...

Tamil Nadu's shame

Other
Your Cover Story "Tamil Nadu's shame" (July 20, 2001) gives a graphic account of the inhuman acts indulged in by the Tamil Nadu Police while ...

A life dedicated to socialism

B. PRASANT Obituary
Sailen Dasgupta, 1920-2001. SAILEN DASGUPTA - freedom fighter, veteran leader and Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of ...

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