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COVER STORY

23-11-2001

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Briefing

IN A QUAGMIRE

Four weeks of air strikes having taken it nowhere near its military and political goals in Afghanistan, the United States steps up the ...

The New War Against Terror

Cover Story
Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is in India in November 2001 to give a series of ...

Multiple jolts to Musharraf

Mounting domestic anti-American sentiment adds to the challenges facing the Musharraf government, even as signs of suspicions between the U.S.

Nuclear chickens come home

PRAFUL BIDWAI Cover Story
Pakistan's nuclear weapons could fall into pro-Taliban hands. It would be suicidal to dismiss this possibility or ignore U.S. Secretary of ...

How to lose a war

Cover Story
WALDEN BELLO AFTER more than two weeks of intense bombardment, it appears that in the war between the United States and Osama bin Laden, ...

On a weary course

With the Taliban showing remarkable resilience, the war on Afghanistan drags on and this leads to domestic unease in the United States on top ...

In the maelstrom

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
As the echoes of America's war resound through the subcontinent, old tensions between India and Pakistan escalate and world leaders come ...

Voices of peace and justice

There is a growing sentiment in India against America's war in Afghanisthan. THE voices advocating peace and justice and ...

Security vs privatisation dogma

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
Lax airport security in the private sector in the U.S. and the fiasco of privatising railways in the U.K. provide costly lessons even as, in ...

Terror through ordinance

The Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) promises to be more draconian than the draft bill recommended by the Law Commission of India.

Mounting resistance

The Nation
V.VENKATESAN MAMATA BANERJEE, who as a Lok Sabha member of the Congress(I) protested against the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities ...

The great escape

PRAVEEN SWAMI Social Justice
Abu Salem's escape from detention in Sharjah was seemingly easy, facilitated as it was by an inconsequential India-UAE extradition treaty ...

A flare-up in Malegaon

Police firing claims 13 lives in the Maharashtra town where an anti-American protest turns into communal violence. COMMUNAL riots ...

Distant thunder

Echoes of turmoil and war from across the border and beyond, add to the cacophony of the violent insurgency and politics in Jammu and Kashmir.

Waiting for the verdict

The Madras High Court's verdict in the TANSI and Pleasant Stay Hotel cases, which would be delivered later this month, will play a crucial role ...

Space for an alternative

The split of votes among political forces in the local bodies elections points to the widening of political space that may help the emergence ...

An endless search

Other
The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police forces continue the hunt for Veerappan even as the Central government withdraws the Border Security Force ...

Waking up to GM cotton

There is no sign as yet of the thriving crop of genetically modified cotton in Gujarat, introduced illegally by a small player in the field of ...

Leadership change in Uttaranchal

The Bharatiya Janata Party replaces Nityanand Swamy with Bhagat Singh Koshiyari as Uttaranchal Chief Minister with an eye on the coming ...

The plight of the Pardhis

Despite the repeal of the Criminal Tribe Act in 1949, members of the 'denotified' tribes in Maharashtra continue to face harassment at the ...

How to lose a war

Cover Story
WALDEN BELLO AFTER more than two weeks of intense bombardment, it appears that in the war between the United States and Osama bin Laden, ...

On a weary course

With the Taliban showing remarkable resilience, the war on Afghanistan drags on and this leads to domestic unease in the United States on top ...

In the maelstrom

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
As the echoes of America's war resound through the subcontinent, old tensions between India and Pakistan escalate and world leaders come ...

Voices of peace and justice

There is a growing sentiment in India against America's war in Afghanisthan. THE voices advocating peace and justice and ...

Security vs privatisation dogma

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
Lax airport security in the private sector in the U.S. and the fiasco of privatising railways in the U.K. provide costly lessons even as, in ...

Alliances of opportunity

As Sri Lanka goes to the polls following the dissolution of the 11th Parliament, political parties gear for the five-week campaign with their ...

A new APEC agenda

The APEC meeting of world leaders in Shanghai is overshadowed by the U.S. campaign against terrorism, leaving economic issues on the back ...

Putin's games

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Russia announces the closure of its military facilities in Cuba and Vietnam in what is seen as an attempt to appease the West.

A seismic shift in Northern Ireland

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
Forced by events, the Irish Republican Army takes the first step towards disarming by destroying a part of its weapons and thus saves the peace ...

An endless search

Other
The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka police forces continue the hunt for Veerappan even as the Central government withdraws the Border Security Force ...

Waking up to GM cotton

There is no sign as yet of the thriving crop of genetically modified cotton in Gujarat, introduced illegally by a small player in the field of ...

Leadership change in Uttaranchal

The Bharatiya Janata Party replaces Nityanand Swamy with Bhagat Singh Koshiyari as Uttaranchal Chief Minister with an eye on the coming ...

The plight of the Pardhis

Despite the repeal of the Criminal Tribe Act in 1949, members of the 'denotified' tribes in Maharashtra continue to face harassment at the ...

Of diplomacy and democracy

Other
What distinguishes a statesman from a run-of-the-mill politician, especially in matters of foreign policy, in a democracy? In the context of ...

A British view of the Empire

Ornamentalism: How the British saw their Empire by David Cannadine; the Penguin Press; pages 264, $25. The Ideological Origins of ...

Asterix in Kerala

Spices & Souls: A Doodler's Journey Through Kerala by Unny; DC Books, Kottayam, July 2001; pages 130, Rs. 595. TO the ...

An epic retold

Mahabharata - A Retelling of the Great Story of India by Margaret Simpson; Scholastic Press; pages 295, Rs. 295. OVER a hundred ...

A matter of credibility

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's pronouncements on the Ayodhya issue over a period of time have been markedly contradictory - or worse.

A built legacy

RAM RAHMAN Obituary
Joseph Allen Stein, 1912-2001. JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN, the architect, who died at the age of 89 in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October ...

A reply to the court

Other
The following is the text of the reply filed by Arundhati Roy before the Supreme Court, in response to a notice issued to her in September.

Issues of contempt and free speech

The decision of a two-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court to press on with contempt proceedings against the writer Arundhati Roy on the basis of ...

A landmark visit

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned scholar and a path-breaker in linguistics, arrives in India for a three-week visit. IN the ...

Chomsky's public lectures

Other
Schedule of Noam Chomsky's main public engagements in India and Pakistan, November 2001: November 3: D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture, ...

Ahead of the rest

By making appropriate changes in policy, Maharashtra ensures that it remains the leader among the States in the matter of industrial ...

Bar on smoking

Other
A SUPREME COURT Bench comprising Justices M.B. Shah and R.P. Sethi on November 2 directed the Centre, all States and Union Territories to ban ...