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COVER STORY

28-09-2001

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Briefing

UNDER LEGAL SIEGE

Cover Story
With the Supreme Court intervening decisively in Jayalalithaa's legal battles, her second tenure as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister appears to be ...

The TANSI cases

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
FOR Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, two cases, the Jaya Publications case and the Sasi Enterprises case - known as the "TANSI cases" - have ...

On shaky ground

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
With Jayalalithaa going through a time of legal and political troubles, Tamil Nadu faces uncertainty. WITH orders expected in a ...

Some larger questions

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Transcending the facts of the unique and unprecedented sets of litigation arising out of Jayalalithaa becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil ...

Another caste crime

An act of caste reprisal puts to shame a northern Karnataka village. HAD Keshappa and Meramma, a young couple from Vannenur ...

Punjab pointers

Pre-election politics in Punjab presents a complicated melange. But one fact is obvious: the SAD-BJP ruling alliance will need nothing short of ...

Back to posturing

Under pressure from religious parties and militant organisations, General Pervez Musharraf breaks his silence and invokes again the theme of ...

An extremist victory

AMIT BARUAH in Suva World Affairs
The defeat of the moderate forces in the August general elections in Fiji portends an unhealthy domination of extremist ethnic elements in the ...

Survival stakes

Faced with a no-confidence motion in Parliament, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga strikes a one-year deal with the JVP to keep alive ...

Another shot at peace

Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat prepare for a fresh round of peace negotiations. Will right wingers on both sides scuttle it? AT ...

Birth pangs of the euro

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
Will the euro be able to survive the vicissitudes of a currency change and also challenge the hegemony of the U.S. dollar? ...

A visit and its aftermath

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a war memorial touches a raw nerve and draws unprecedented protests from the country's ...

Affluent, and unequal

C.T. KURIEN World Affairs
How in the land of plenty, private affluence and public squalor co-exist. And why this is not a peculiarly American phenomenon. AS ...

MONUMENTAL DECAY

Conservation
In the heart of Cambodia lies one of the architectural wonders of the world. A battle is on with the elements to conserve the World Heritage ...

Of science and history

Professor Romila Thapar's scholarly contributions over the last four decades to the field of Indian history have given her a special ...

Examining a troubled transition

Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy by Stuart Corbridge and John Harriss; Oxford University ...

Democratising history

Prehistory by Irfan Habib, People's History of India 1, published by the Aligarh Historians Society and Tulika, New Delhi, 2001; pages ...

The modern Prime Minister

I do not know how many members of the House realise what exactly is the machinery by which collective responsibility (of the Council of ...

Chronicle of a strike

V. SRIDHAR Other
The Indian Railways Strike of 1974: A Study of Power and Organised Labour by Stephen Sherlock; Rupa & Co, New Delhi, 2001; pages ...

The AIDS challenge

Sex, Lies and AIDS by Siddharth Dube; HarperCollins India, New Delhi, 2000 (second edition, available in Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu); ...

Birth pangs of the euro

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
Will the euro be able to survive the vicissitudes of a currency change and also challenge the hegemony of the U.S. dollar? ...

A visit and its aftermath

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a war memorial touches a raw nerve and draws unprecedented protests from the country's ...

Affluent, and unequal

C.T. KURIEN World Affairs
How in the land of plenty, private affluence and public squalor co-exist. And why this is not a peculiarly American phenomenon. AS ...

Crusading Congressman

G.K. Moopanar, 1931-2001. G.K. MOOPANAR, 70, who passed away in Chennai on August 30, will be remembered for his commitment to ...

Dilution in Durban

After hectic deliberations that went beyond the schedule, the World Conference Against Racism produces a document that satisfies nobody.

Zionism in focus

THE World Conference Against Racism might have ended in acrimony and controversy, but it succeeded in focussing attention on the plight ...

In the cause of Dalits

AT the end of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, the Indian government and the Dalit rights groups were in agreement on one ...

BORDER BARRIER

Other
A first-hand look at the fence designed to counter infiltration through the border with Pakistan. Text and photographs: PRAVEEN SWAMI ...

A reshuffle and ruffled feathers

The smaller allies of the Bharatiya Janata Party bear the brunt of the reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, which is seen as an ...

Challenging saffronisation

Several Chief Ministers rally behind the growing campaign against some of the recent retrogade decisions of the Union government in the domain ...

A prime ministerial ploy

What did Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee have in mind when he claimed that the Ayodhya issue may be settled by next March - a permanent solution ...

Deepening unease

Communal killings and attacks on police stations indicate a change of tactics by the Kashmir militants. The attempt seems to be to expand the ...

Unrest in Hardwar

Other
The movement demanding Hardwar's separation from Uttaranchal and reunion with Uttar Pradesh intensifies, but the Uttaranchal government shows ...

Terror and trials

Punjab police officers want to return their medals in protest against prosecution moves on charges of human rights violations during the height ...

A death and a riot

Shiv Sainiks run amok and destroy a hospital in Thane after their party's local leader Anand Dighe's sudden demise. ON August 26, ...

The politics of pardons

Other
The grant of clemency to several convicted criminals in Haryana in recent times raises questions about the Om Prakash Chautala government's ...

A new calculation in Uttar Pradesh

Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is all set to implement the new reservation scheme, which is aimed at weakening the BJP's rivals and winning the ...

Another caste crime

An act of caste reprisal puts to shame a northern Karnataka village. HAD Keshappa and Meramma, a young couple from Vannenur ...

Punjab pointers

Pre-election politics in Punjab presents a complicated melange. But one fact is obvious: the SAD-BJP ruling alliance will need nothing short of ...