COVER STORY

26-10-2001

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Briefing

India and the war

Indian diplomacy in the time of America's war is a many-headed wonder. DESPITE a phase of frenetic activity involving multiple ...

More loyal than Bush

British Prime Minister Tony Blair emerges as the most hawkish of European leaders in the current crisis. AN hour after President ...

Cautious in West Asia

Amidst fears of enraging its peoples, Arab governments take a cautious approach while endorsing and joining the United States-initiated ...

The Afghan quagmire

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
At the best of times, Afghanistan was among the poorest countries. Now, after two decades of Cold War conflicts and Taliban torture, the nation ...

The terror trajectory

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
The U.S., India and the global linkages of Islamic terrorist groups. "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis did. There ...

Masood Azhar, in his own words

Cover Story
PRAVEEN SWAMI In India, Mohammad Masood Azhar's name first hit the headlines after the December 1999 hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight ...

AN AUDACIOUS STRIKE

The attack on the State Assembly building in Srinagar, the worst single terrorist strike ever in Jammu and Kashmir, shows up the chinks in the ...

A controversial ban

The Centre bans the Students Islamic Movement of India for "anti-national activities" but fails to justify the action with credible evidence ...

SIMI, and its work

The Nation
PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI FOUNDED on April 25, 1977, as a students organisation of the radical Jamaat-e-Islami, the Students Islamic Movement ...

Zooming in on the tapes

The Venkataswami Commission witnesses heated debates between audio and video experts on the veracity of the Tehelka tapes. SINCE ...

A pracharak as Chief Minister

WITH Narendra Modi taking charge as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders can no longer convincingly ...

A new oarsman

Bad governance costs Keshubhai Patel the chief ministership of Gujarat. Will his replacement, Narendra Modi, a master organisational strategist ...

The case of the missing voters

The Election Commission discovers serious irregularities committed by the State administration in the electoral rolls of a Muslim-dominated ...

Some disturbing trends

In Tamil Nadu, where local body elections begin this month, panchayat posts are "auctioned" and Dalits are prevented from filing nominations in ...

A victory for the NBA

The Maharashtra government agrees to formulate a master plan for the rehabilitation of people affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project, but only ...

Communal calculations

The VHP and the Bajrang Dal launch a 'Trishul Diksha' campaign in Rajasthan, disrupting the peace. KHATUN BANO, 65, and Manohar ...

The spectre of starvation

Good rainfall has turned the landscape green in Orissa's Kashipur block, but the lives of its poverty-stricken people remain steeped in ...

Deaths and denials

EVEN as reports of starvation deaths in the Orissa districts of Rayagada, Gajapati, Malkangiri and Kandhamal poured in, the governments ...

Marathwada's distress

Government-nurtured neglect, and the backlash of economic reform policies put farmers in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, already in the ...

Shaken South

The movement of the Indian plate was the basic cause of the earthquake that struck some parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on ...

The terror trajectory

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
The U.S., India and the global linkages of Islamic terrorist groups. "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis did. There ...

Masood Azhar, in his own words

Cover Story
PRAVEEN SWAMI In India, Mohammad Masood Azhar's name first hit the headlines after the December 1999 hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight ...

Afghans' misery

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
AFGHANISTAN is a veritable hellhole. For nearly two and a half decades now, the fate of the 30-odd million Afghan population has simply ...

India and the war

Indian diplomacy in the time of America's war is a many-headed wonder. DESPITE a phase of frenetic activity involving multiple ...

More loyal than Bush

British Prime Minister Tony Blair emerges as the most hawkish of European leaders in the current crisis. AN hour after President ...

Cautious in West Asia

Amidst fears of enraging its peoples, Arab governments take a cautious approach while endorsing and joining the United States-initiated ...

The Afghan quagmire

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
At the best of times, Afghanistan was among the poorest countries. Now, after two decades of Cold War conflicts and Taliban torture, the nation ...

SIMI, and its work

The Nation
PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI FOUNDED on April 25, 1977, as a students organisation of the radical Jamaat-e-Islami, the Students Islamic Movement ...

Zooming in on the tapes

The Venkataswami Commission witnesses heated debates between audio and video experts on the veracity of the Tehelka tapes. SINCE ...

A shade of saffron

The Nation
The Congress(I)-led government in Kerala wields the axe against a nascent historical research institution. R. KRISHNAKUMAR in ...

'A right-wing ploy'

The Nation
Interview with K.N. Panikkar. Excerpts from an interview that Dr. K.N. Panikkar, who was the Chairman of the Kerala Council for ...

'No ulterior motive'

The Nation
Perhaps the only early indication of the United Democratic Front government's move against the Kerala Council for Historical Research was a ...

A non-violent giant

Badshah Khan: A Man to Match his Mountains by Eknath Easwaran, Penguin Books; pages 274, Rs.295. MAHATMA GANDHI had many firsts to his ...

Refugees and politics

The John Howard government's decision to turn away a group of Afghan asylum-seekers, made with an eye on the coming elections, prompts ...

A legacy of turmoil

Zimbabwe's prolonged crisis over land reforms, involving agrarian violence in the context of a history of land theft under colonialism and the ...

From Right to Far Right

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
With the Right extremist Iain Duncan Smith as its leader, it is difficult for the Tory party to make any ground unless the Tony Blair ...

For greener pastures

World Affairs
Tea plantations in Sri Lanka, which have traditionally depended on the skills of workers of Tamil origin, face an acute labour shortage as ...

To draw workers back

W.W.D. MODDER World Affairs
On efforts to stem the flow of workers out of the Sri Lankan tea industry. THE Sri Lankan economy relies heavily on agricultural ...

The revised Entity List

World Affairs
Bharat Dynamics Limited The following subordinates of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Armament Research ...

Out of the blacklist

R. RAMACHANDRAN World Affairs
As a reward for their stated position on America's war on terrorism, President George W. Bush lifts the sanctions imposed on India and Pakistan ...

A victory for the NBA

The Maharashtra government agrees to formulate a master plan for the rehabilitation of people affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project, but only ...

Communal calculations

The VHP and the Bajrang Dal launch a 'Trishul Diksha' campaign in Rajasthan, disrupting the peace. KHATUN BANO, 65, and Manohar ...

The spectre of starvation

Good rainfall has turned the landscape green in Orissa's Kashipur block, but the lives of its poverty-stricken people remain steeped in ...

Deaths and denials

EVEN as reports of starvation deaths in the Orissa districts of Rayagada, Gajapati, Malkangiri and Kandhamal poured in, the governments ...

Marathwada's distress

Government-nurtured neglect, and the backlash of economic reform policies put farmers in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, already in the ...

Shaken South

The movement of the Indian plate was the basic cause of the earthquake that struck some parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on ...

The Adivasi struggle

Other
The long-running struggle of the Adivasis in Kerala enters a crucial phase as the State government resists their main demand of two hectares of ...

For land and livelihoods

C.K. Janu, chairperson of the Adivasi Dalit Action Council, is perhaps the first prominent leader to emerge from the more than three-decade-old ...

Islam and violence: slurs and myths

Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence by Bruce B. Lawrence; Oxford University Press; pages 237, Rs.495. Muslim Friends: An ...

Of 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 ...

A bill of indictment

The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens; Verso, London and New York, 2001; pages xii + 159, &pound15. WITH a ...

A surgical feat

Doctors at the Chennai-based Madras Medical Mission Hospital perform a second heart-lung transplant procedure. TWO years after ...

Planning with software

A software package to promote the application of spatial data technologies in village-level planning, adopted in West Bengal's Bankura ...

A profile of courage

The story of Yasoda Ekambaram and her ongoing struggle against illicit liquor even in the face of personal losses. "MY sense of ...

Truth as defence

AT a seminar held in New Delhi in the third week of September on the subject of contempt of court, organised by the Committee on ...

Judging the judges

The National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution comes down heavily on the functioning of the judiciary and suggests measures ...