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COVER STORY

12-10-2001

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Briefing

AMERICA'S WAR

Terror struck the U.S. out of a clear blue sky on September 11. The world has been promised that retribution will come as a war of multiple ...

In a cleft stick

The Musharraf regime in Pakistan has been pressured into joining America's war. But at home it has to contend with a rising tide of ...

A strategy misfires

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
The visceral hatred of the RSS for Islam finds expression in the BJP-led government's clumsy quest for U.S. approval and recognition. It is ...

India ill served

K. NATWAR SINGH Cover Story
Instead of mouthing cliches, the Vajpayee government should build national consensus on a coherent anti-terrorism strategy that is credible, ...

India ill served

K. NATWAR SINGH Cover Story
Instead of mouthing cliches, the Vajpayee government should build national consensus on a coherent anti-terrorism strategy that is credible, ...

America's Frankenstein

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Two decades after it reinvented jehad as an instrument of foreign policy, the war financed by the U.S. rebounds on itself. "...

Responding with terror

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
President Bush proposes perpetual war. Will justice be the casualty? THE date of September 11 has a powerful resonance in the ...

Arrogant posturing

Expectations about an interrogation of the basic premises of U.S. foreign policy are quashed as calls for revenge and retribution dominate the ...

Terror Unlimited

ROHAN GUNARATNA Cover Story
On the history, organisation and modus operandi of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organisation founded and led by Osama bin Laden. SINCE ...

Joining forces

Ram Vilas Paswan and Sharad Yadav join hands to increase their bargaining power within the National Democratic Alliance. LOK ...

A calculated killing

NANDAN UNNIKRISHNAN Cover Story
The September 9 suicide attack on Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Masood appears to have been a calculated one, for the Taliban clearly did ...

A citizenship question

The Supreme Court dismisses two election petitions which base themselves on a challenge of the Indian citizenship status of Sonia Gandhi, ...

Cracks on the Right

A break between the far Right and the centre Right in Jammu and Kashmir politics appears imminent in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in ...

Enron end-game?

With the Dabhol Power Company and the Maharshtra State Electricity Board sticking to their positions and the State government instituting a ...

Mounting pressure

The BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh finds itself in a spot as MLAs of the Samajwadi Party and some other Opposition parties resign en masse ...

Karnataka's distress

KARNATAKA is hoping against hope that the monsoon rain, which has been scanty over most parts of the State, will resume and increase the ...

Waiting for Cauvery waters

As Karnataka refuses to release Cauvery waters to save paddy crops on vast areas in Tamil Nadu and the Centre seems to be reluctant to ...

Tension in the air

Bihar, already riven by deep social and economic divisions, watches with concern a government move to introduce land reforms. THE ...

Floods and drought

FLOODS and drought have stalked Bihar simultaneously in the past two months. With very little to fall back upon, people suffer in ...

Pie in the sky

The S.S. Tinaikar Committee report exposes the truths about the Shiv Sena-BJP government's scheme for the resettlement of Mumbai's ...

America's Frankenstein

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Two decades after it reinvented jehad as an instrument of foreign policy, the war financed by the U.S. rebounds on itself. "...

Responding with terror

AIJAZ AHMAD Cover Story
President Bush proposes perpetual war. Will justice be the casualty? THE date of September 11 has a powerful resonance in the ...

Arrogant posturing

Expectations about an interrogation of the basic premises of U.S. foreign policy are quashed as calls for revenge and retribution dominate the ...

Terror Unlimited

ROHAN GUNARATNA Cover Story
On the history, organisation and modus operandi of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organisation founded and led by Osama bin Laden. SINCE ...

A calculated killing

NANDAN UNNIKRISHNAN Cover Story
The September 9 suicide attack on Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Masood appears to have been a calculated one, for the Taliban clearly did ...

From Ground Zero

SHILPI GUPTA Cover Story
It was a triumph of the human spirit as New Yorkers rose as one to help the injured. In hospitals, emergency systems were activated to treat ...

The economic aftermath

C.P. CHANDRASEKHAR Cover Story
Tragedy has brought with it the macabre medium-term prospect that a recovery in the U.S. may be one of the pieces picked out of the rubble.

A tactical blunder

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
India's hurried offer of total support to the United States in its war against terrorism can lead to severe diplomatic setbacks for the country ...

Pockets of rage

The current condition of the Muslim world, especially the Arab part of it, has come to be seen as a case of victory and defeat. But can defeat ...

Against a lurking enemy

The Bush administration's response to the terrorist attacks is tempered by the realisation that the U.S. cannot win a war against terrorism on ...

A surprise suspension

The Nation
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN AFTER taking over as Chief Minister on May 14, Jayalalithaa frequently transferred officers belonging to the Indian ...

Transition, and signs of trouble

The choice of O. Panneerselvam as Jayalalithaa's successor is seen by many in the AIADMK as a sign of the increasing clout of her friend ...

Towards a parting of the ways

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
The Tony Blair government's aggressive pursuit of privatisation may result in the end of a century-old relationship between the Labour Party ...

In Maoist country

IN mid-August, a Maoist rally of 10,000 people in the hills of Sindhupalchowk district, located below the Langtang range, declared the ...

Mounting pressure

The BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh finds itself in a spot as MLAs of the Samajwadi Party and some other Opposition parties resign en masse ...

Karnataka's distress

KARNATAKA is hoping against hope that the monsoon rain, which has been scanty over most parts of the State, will resume and increase the ...

Waiting for Cauvery waters

As Karnataka refuses to release Cauvery waters to save paddy crops on vast areas in Tamil Nadu and the Centre seems to be reluctant to ...

Tension in the air

Bihar, already riven by deep social and economic divisions, watches with concern a government move to introduce land reforms. THE ...

Floods and drought

FLOODS and drought have stalked Bihar simultaneously in the past two months. With very little to fall back upon, people suffer in ...

Pie in the sky

The S.S. Tinaikar Committee report exposes the truths about the Shiv Sena-BJP government's scheme for the resettlement of Mumbai's ...

Hunger and democracy

The political economy of food in Adivasi societies of the Koraput-Bolangir-Kalahandi region of Orissa. A STARK image, reflecting ...

Empowering children

Other
Rajasthan successfully experiments with the concept of bal panchayat, which involves children in the decision-making process at the village ...

Silence of the bonded

GADI MEIR Other
Debt is the legacy that the child-workers in the rice mills near Chennai inherit from their fathers and hand over to their children. Now an NGO ...

A tale of trauma

Other
GOVIND TALWALKAR Into The Arms of Strangers by Mark Jonathan Harris and Deborah Oppenheimer; Bloomsbury; pages 292, $27.50.

Jinnah and Junagadh

Jinnah Papers: Pakistan: Pangs of Birth 15 August-30 September 1947; first series, Volume V; editor-in-chief Z. H. Zaidi; Quaid-e-Azam ...

Words of war on terror

Other
WILLIAM SAFIRE THE first draft of President Franklin Roosevelt's request to Congress for a declaration of war began, "Yesterday, December ...

TAPS at thirty

The Tarapur Atomic Power Station, India's first nuclear power project, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its commercial operation.

Tapping indigenous energies

Other
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN TARAPUR Atomic Power Project (TAPP) 3 and 4, consisting of two Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 540 MWe ...

Focus on therapeutic endoscopy

Other
Interview with Dr. V.G. Mohan Prasad, gastroenterologist. "The therapeutic use of endoscopy, a revolution in treatment and cure, is yet ...

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