COVER STORY

15-02-2002

Looking for a thaw

Briefing

One step forward, two backward

The international community looks the other way as President Musharraf introduces sweeping electoral reforms in order to tighten his grip on ...

WAR AND GAMES

India and Pakistan maintain their military build-up and political postures even as international pressure grows to de-escalate the situation. A ...

FROM THE FRONT

A report on the mood and movement along a stretch of the Line of Control in the strategic heights of the Jammu region. AHEAD of ...

Working for a thaw

The intense diplomatic efforts are yet to bring about a real reduction in the tension on the border, though an element of moderation is evident ...

Nationalism gone berserk

Columns
The growing hubris-driven, illiberal, intolerant nationalism in India falsifies and glorifies the country's "Hindu" past. It is viscerally ...

Of ends and means

Columns
The recent acquittal in London of a person convicted of murder in 1974 and jailed for 27 years holds lessons for criminal justice ...

Zhu Rongji in India

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
The Chinese Prime Minister calls for renewed efforts to expand economic, scientific and political ties between India and China.

A presidential message

President K.R. Narayanan makes one of his characteristic calls to the conscience of the nation on the eve of Republic Day. AS ...

National honour and controversy

V.VENKATESAN The Nation
JUST under 100 persons have been selected this year for the Padma awards, announced on the eve of Republic Day, in recognition of their ...

The Ayodhya game

The government's decision to consider the VHP's demands relating to its temple construction programme brings the issue to the fore.

Wooing the tribal people

THE 'Hindu Sangam' sponsored by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Jhabua on January 17 was described by its organisers as a huge ...

A successful launch

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
The launch of INSAT-3C on January 24 signifies an important stage in the evolution of India's space technology programme. ON ...

The significance of Agni-I

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
With a range of 700 km and the ability to carry nuclear warheads, Agni-I adds more teeth to India's deterrence posture. THE ...

One step forward, two backward

The international community looks the other way as President Musharraf introduces sweeping electoral reforms in order to tighten his grip on ...

A racket in Karnataka

This time the racket has been unearthed in Mandya, but the trade is evidently widespread. SEVEN years after the Bangalore police ...

Recruitments restrained

THE Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been firmly restrained by the Supreme Court from making any appointments ...

Acid test for BJP

As the Assembly elections approach, the Bharatiya Janata Party faces heavy odds. UTTAR PRADESH Chief Minister Rajnath Singh ...

An uphill campaign

The Congress(I) tries to recover lost ground in Uttaranchal even as the Bharatiya Janata Party attempts to stave off an anti-incumbency vote in ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

Friendless in Andipatti

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa faces a crucial byelection in the Andipatti constituency without the ...

The terror trail in Kolkata

PRAVEEN SWAMI in New Delhi KOLKATA was enveloped in thick fog when four gunmen on two motorcycles appeared at the gate of the ...

When the mullahs fell silent

WHEN representatives of the international media camped in Islamabad for a ring-side view of the developments in Afghanistan in the wake ...

A change in the mood

There are clear signs that a large section of Pakistani society wants an end to the conflict and a new beginning in the country's relations ...

The jehadi connection

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
THE jehad is going truly global. When the Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Dutch nationals in Srinagar on January 13, it faced ...

Machinations in Kashmir

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Despite President Pervez Musharraf's professed seriousness about de-escalating the levels of violence, the ground realities in terror-torn ...

Visitors and messages

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
The visits of senior Bush administration officials to New Delhi help bring down the tension on the border, but the moves of the U.S. are also ...

Of war-mongering and accountability

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
By moving to take on the government of Pakistan, the BJP-led regime is pursuing a policy based on the BJP's agenda rather than one in the ...

Disappearing act

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
It is highly unlikely that Pakistan will ever hand over Dawood Ibrahim or his accomplices to India, as there is the danger of its own hand ...

Dawood Ibrahim fact sheet

Cover Story
PROPERTY OWNED BY THE GROUP IN KARACHI A 239, Block 13C, Gulshan-e-Iqbal 25, Rufi Cottage, Block 13D, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Ahmadi Apartments, ...

Imparting prejudice

By introducing a new history syllabus that glorifies ancient India and de-emphasises the medieval period, the NCERT continues to promote the ...

Zhu Rongji in India

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
The Chinese Prime Minister calls for renewed efforts to expand economic, scientific and political ties between India and China.

A presidential message

President K.R. Narayanan makes one of his characteristic calls to the conscience of the nation on the eve of Republic Day. AS ...

National honour and controversy

V.VENKATESAN The Nation
JUST under 100 persons have been selected this year for the Padma awards, announced on the eve of Republic Day, in recognition of their ...

The significance of Agni-I

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN The Nation
With a range of 700 km and the ability to carry nuclear warheads, Agni-I adds more teeth to India's deterrence posture. THE ...

Of ends and means

Columns
The recent acquittal in London of a person convicted of murder in 1974 and jailed for 27 years holds lessons for criminal justice ...

A revival package

AMIT BARUAH in Tokyo World Affairs
The $4.5-billion aid promised by donor-states at the Tokyo Conference, though inadequate, will enable the war-ravaged Afghanistan to start the ...

The American way of war

WALDEN BELLO World Affairs
The successful use of air power in Afghanistan by the U.S. may prompt it to use the same tactic to intervene in other countries that allegedly ...

Colombian calm, for now

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
An immediate resumption of civil war is averted in Colombia as the Andres Pastrana government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...

Taking Tulkarm

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The attack on Tulkarm is seen as yet another instance of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's ruthless strategy towards fulfilling his ...

Verification woes

R. RAMACHANDRAN World Affairs
The Biological Weapons Convention is left in disarray after the U.S. volte-face on the verification protocol at the Review Conference.

Military common sense

The Defence Makeover: 10 Myths that Shape India's Image by Pravin Sawhney; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2002; pages 460, Rs.695.

Policy and perspective

A critique of the Science and Technology Policy-2001. FOR the last three months, the draft of a new science and technology ...

Physiology of CN-VII

BELL'S palsy affects the seventh cranial nerve, or CN-VII, and causes facial muscles to weaken or become paralysed. Originating in the ...

Understanding a palsy

Bell's palsy, a facial affliction caused by nerve damage, remains a physically and psychologically challenging experience for its victims.

Judgment reserved

As the Supreme Court concludes its hearings in the contempt case against writer Arundhati Roy and decides to deliver its judgment on March 6, ...

Access denied

ON January 15, when the Supreme Court Bench comprising Justices G.B. Pattanaik and R.P. Sethi began the day's hearings on the contempt ...

A development debate

Other
An international conference in Kolkata discusses issues of agrarian reforms and rural development in the context of globalisation.

A source of strength

Other
N. BALAKRISHNAN TO all of us at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Professor Satish Dhawan was a towering personality, an extremely ...

A pioneer scientist

On Satish Dhawan. INDIANS are very proud of the 'constellation' of more than a dozen of the country's satellites in orbit, a feat ...

A trailblazer

T.M. Chidambara Ragunathan, 1923-2001. FEW modern Tamil writers have excelled in literary criticism, still an evolving genre in ...

Crushed labour

Other
Already trapped in a cycle of debt, migrant workers who depend on Maharashtra's sugarcane belt for their livelihood face the threat of being ...

The crisis of the IPS

ONE read with interest R. K. Raghavan' s rapid appraisal of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in Frontline (December 21, 2001). Following ...

The Ayodhya game

The government's decision to consider the VHP's demands relating to its temple construction programme brings the issue to the fore.

Wooing the tribal people

THE 'Hindu Sangam' sponsored by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Jhabua on January 17 was described by its organisers as a huge ...

A racket in Karnataka

This time the racket has been unearthed in Mandya, but the trade is evidently widespread. SEVEN years after the Bangalore police ...

Recruitments restrained

THE Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has been firmly restrained by the Supreme Court from making any appointments ...