COVER STORY

12-04-2002

Game plan Ayodhya

Briefing

TEMPLE INTERRUPTED

Cover Story
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has yet again been thwarted, with the Supreme Court making an intervention. Now, the internal dynamics of the Sangh ...

The Supreme Court's intervention

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
The stand of the Vajpayee government on the Ayodhya issue immediately prior to and after the Supreme Court ruling of March 13, and ...

Power without legitimacy

Cover Story
The Vajpayee government makes a mockery of democracy as it clings to power without legitimacy and appeases Hindutva fascism each passing day.

Turbulent times

The ruling coalition at the Centre survives the Ayodhya crisis on March 15, but questions about its longevity still haunt it. ON ...

The Supreme Court's intervention

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
The stand of the Vajpayee government on the Ayodhya issue immediately prior to and after the Supreme Court ruling of March 13, and ...

Power without legitimacy

Cover Story
The Vajpayee government makes a mockery of democracy as it clings to power without legitimacy and appeases Hindutva fascism each passing day.

Turbulent times

The ruling coalition at the Centre survives the Ayodhya crisis on March 15, but questions about its longevity still haunt it. ON ...

Ambiguity as strategy

The recent depositions of three prominent leaders, two of them former Prime Ministers, before the Liberhan Commission reveal a peculiar ...

Vandalism in Orissa

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
The attack on the Orissa Assembly reflects the growing aggressiveness of the Sangh Parivar outfits. AYODHYA has cast its ...

Rajya Sabha election pointers

The biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha are expected to expose again the lack of cohesion in the National Democratic Alliance.

POTA prospects

The NDA government's move to enact the Prevention of Terrorism Bill despite widespread opposition to it smacks of a desire to exercise powers ...

An acquittal and some questions

The Delhi High Court acquits former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and his Cabinet colleague Buta Singh in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ...

Stoking the fires in Gujarat

Other
With the State government refusing to crack down on Sangh Parivar leaders responsible for the communal carnage, targeted attacks continue in ...

Katiyar's bombshell

"CERTAIN tendencies have been asserting themselves in India," said Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1951, "which may in the future convert it ...

In search of the truth

Reports that evidence from the site of the Panchalthan killings was tampered with complicate the hunt for the culprits.

Communal calculations

In Gujarat, the BJP is already gauging, through district-level meetings, whether its aggressive communal strategy has paid off, and whether it ...

The Uttar Pradesh tangle

The waiting game continues in Uttar Pradesh as the Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to prop up a government headed by Bahujan Samaj Party ...

A brutal act in Tirupur

The murder of K. Rathinasamy, a panchayat president in Tamil Nadu, is the latest in attacks on CPI(M) leaders and activists in the State.

Police in the dock

Other
The police have been charged, yet again, with perpetrating excesses against Dalits at Sankaralingapuram and Challichettipatti villages in Tamil ...

An officer and a politician

PRAVEEN SWAMI The Nation
A senior Air Force officer pays the price for his transparent effort to boost his career by playing the political-communal card.

Ambiguity as strategy

The recent depositions of three prominent leaders, two of them former Prime Ministers, before the Liberhan Commission reveal a peculiar ...

Vandalism in Orissa

KALYAN CHAUDHURI Cover Story
The attack on the Orissa Assembly reflects the growing aggressiveness of the Sangh Parivar outfits. AYODHYA has cast its ...

'The conclusion is reasonable, but the claims are too much'

The Nation
Interview with Asko Parpola. What artefacts dredged out from the Gulf of Khambat did you examine? What are your first impressions? Are ...

'Be sceptical, and not negative and destructive'

The Nation
Interview with Iravatham Mahadevan. What are your views on the recent findings at the Gulf of Khambat? What is their significance? Do ...

Adding insult to injury

The Protection from Domestic Violence Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 8, International Women's Day, draws flak from women's groups ...

Steel wars and the WTO

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
With the European Union threatening to take the United States to the WTO disputes system over the latter's imposing tariffs on steel imports, ...

An Iranian sister

SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY World Affairs
Age-old interactions, common security concerns and complementarity of economic interests make India and Iran natural partners. The time is ripe ...

War and resistance

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The heavy-handed U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan proceeds on its weary course, but the military achievements have clearly fallen short of the targets.

Communal calculations

In Gujarat, the BJP is already gauging, through district-level meetings, whether its aggressive communal strategy has paid off, and whether it ...

The Uttar Pradesh tangle

The waiting game continues in Uttar Pradesh as the Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to prop up a government headed by Bahujan Samaj Party ...

A brutal act in Tirupur

The murder of K. Rathinasamy, a panchayat president in Tamil Nadu, is the latest in attacks on CPI(M) leaders and activists in the State.

Police in the dock

Other
The police have been charged, yet again, with perpetrating excesses against Dalits at Sankaralingapuram and Challichettipatti villages in Tamil ...

Ways of the Authorisation Committee

IT is difficult, it seems, to disabuse the Authorisation Committee in Karna-taka of the notion that kidney donors in general are deeply ...

Data sources and insights

VIDYA RAM Other
IT is vital to the non-enforcement of the statutory ban on trade in kidneys that information on the cases of unrelated live 'donations' ...

KARNATAKA'S UNABATING KIDNEY TRADE

A Frontline investigation turns up explosive data that reveal the scale and dynamics of Karnataka's illegal kidney trade. Exploiting poverty ...

Features of the 1994 Act

Other
THE Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 is meant to "provide for the regulation of removal, storage, and transplantation of human organs ...

International traffic in human organs

VIDYA RAM Other
THE kidney trade is a global phenomenon; it is present in both the developing and the developed world. Since the introduction of the ...

Ethical and moral considerations

VIDYA RAM Other
The buying and selling of human organs has traditionally been considered ethically and morally reprehensible. In the light of new reasoning, is ...

Markets as politics

Market-driven Politics - Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest by Colin Leys; Verso, London, 2002; 12.99. IN India, as ...

Professional sheep

Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System that Shapes Their Lives by Jeff Schmidt; ...

Of an ongoing battle

Other
Taslima Nasreen speaks out. Eight years after she was hounded out of her native land of Bangladesh, poetess, writer and columnist Taslima ...

A budgetary boost

Budget 2002 increases substantially the allocations for various government departments concerned with science and technology. THE ...

Accords sans accountability

The provision for parliamentary ratification of international treaties signed on by the country needs to be incorporated in the Constitution.

The free market menace

The amendments to the Milk and Milk Products Order, announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget speech, will expose the milk cooperatives ...

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