COVER STORY

10-05-2002

Will he or won't he?

Briefing

In different voices

Cover Story
"I am the voice of Mr. Prabakaran. We are one and the same," declared A.S. Balasingham even as Velupillai Prabakaran broke into a smile.

Prabakaran in First Person

With Political Adviser A.S. Balasingham trying to dominate the press conference in a jungle clearing, LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabakaran fields ...

The road ahead

Cover Story
Bangkok and beyond, the shape of things to come in terms of talks, war and peace. NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN in Colombo & Kilinochchi ...

Singing the same tune

V. SURYANARAYAN Cover Story
An analysis of the context of the press conference for insights into the LTTE's evolving strategy leads to the important question: Is ...

Singing the same tune

V. SURYANARAYAN Cover Story
An analysis of the context of the press conference for insights into the LTTE's evolving strategy leads to the important question: Is ...

Neither war nor peace

RAM MANIKKALINGAM Cover Story
SRI LANKA is between war and peace. There are three scenarios that can emerge from the ceasefire agreement between the Tamil Tigers and ...

Prabakaran unleashed

G. PARTHASARATHY Cover Story
Prabakaran has a horrendous track record, and New Delhi must send out a clear signal that it will not hesitate to capture and bring him to ...

Once more, with hope

Amid growing discontent among their rank and file, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party once again decide to share power in ...

Start of the countdown

Politics
The growing intolerance within the BJP to other viewpoints in the National Democratic Alliance, makes it difficult for the party to sustain the ...

Reclaiming Hindutva

The signal from the National Executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Panaji is that the party plans to reclaim its militant Hindutva ...

Poverty of strategy

The Congress(I) Chief Ministers' conference in Guwahati fails to come up with a political strategy to rejuvenate the party in crucial States ...

A treaty questioned

THE chorus calling for a review of the Indus Waters Treaty is growing to operatic proportions. On April 3, the Jammu and Kashmir ...

Twin massacres in Jammu

The massacres at Dudwar Nagni and Dhandali in Jammu have much to do with the communal polarisation in the region, fuelled by local conflicts ...

Feeling vulnerable

The Democratic Front government in Maharashtra is faced with the prospect of instability, but bickerings within the Opposition ensure its ...

A difficult transition

The court-mandated switch to compressed natural gas as fuel for buses in Delhi proceeds in fits and starts. THE Central government ...

In Mumbai, CNG or nothing

THE Bombay High Court order stating that all 137-D diesel-engine Premier model taxis in Mumbai be either phased out or converted to ...

A revolt in Orissa

Rebel BJD legislators, dissatisfied with Navin Patnaik's style of functioning, are threatening to bring down his government, while the Chief ...

For fair governance

The Karnataka Lokayukta, imbued with a new vigour, seeks to offer justice in respect of complaints of maladministration and corruption.

'No anti-incumbency wave'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is optimistic that the BJP will not only win the Shimla ...

An uphill task

The challenge the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh faces from the Congress(I) and the newly formed Him Loktantrik Morcha in ...

Neither war nor peace

RAM MANIKKALINGAM Cover Story
SRI LANKA is between war and peace. There are three scenarios that can emerge from the ceasefire agreement between the Tamil Tigers and ...

Prabakaran unleashed

G. PARTHASARATHY Cover Story
Prabakaran has a horrendous track record, and New Delhi must send out a clear signal that it will not hesitate to capture and bring him to ...

Through Tiger country

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
Sights and scenes along a war-ravaged land, on the way to Kilinochchi. AS we drove out of Colombo in a van on the evening of April ...

For active ageing

PARVATHI MENON World Affairs
The U.N. Second World Conference on Ageing emphasises the need to promote the rights of the aged, especially in poor countries. A ...

America's war in the Philippines

World Affairs
WALDEN BELLO An International Peace Mission suggests that the U.S.-aided hunt for Abu Sayyaf is merely an excuse that enables the U.S. to ...

Feeling vulnerable

The Democratic Front government in Maharashtra is faced with the prospect of instability, but bickerings within the Opposition ensure its ...

A difficult transition

The court-mandated switch to compressed natural gas as fuel for buses in Delhi proceeds in fits and starts. THE Central government ...

In Mumbai, CNG or nothing

THE Bombay High Court order stating that all 137-D diesel-engine Premier model taxis in Mumbai be either phased out or converted to ...

A revolt in Orissa

Rebel BJD legislators, dissatisfied with Navin Patnaik's style of functioning, are threatening to bring down his government, while the Chief ...

For fair governance

The Karnataka Lokayukta, imbued with a new vigour, seeks to offer justice in respect of complaints of maladministration and corruption.

'No anti-incumbency wave'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is optimistic that the BJP will not only win the Shimla ...

An uphill task

The challenge the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh faces from the Congress(I) and the newly formed Him Loktantrik Morcha in ...

Sifting the truth

The Liberhan Commission of Inquiry faces the daunting task of probing the truth in the face of contradictory claims made by Vishwa Hindu ...

The text of the lease deed

Other
(Translation of a lease deed typewritten in Hindi on four stamp papers of the aggregate value of Rs.10.) This lease made on the 20th day ...

A deceitful, invalid claim

The Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad claim, on the basis of a March 1992 lease deed, that they own the land adjacent to the ...

Media and intellectuals

Other
A. G. NOORANI Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline by Richard A. Posner; Harvard University Press; pages 408; $29.95.

Groundwater capitalism in Gujarat

Other
DIONNE BUNSHA Tubewell Capitalism: Groundwater Development and Agrarian Change in Gujarat by Navroz K. Dubash; Oxford University Press, ...

Women and society in colonial Punjab

Other
NAUNIDHI KAUR Gender, Caste, and Religious Identities: Restructuring Class in Colonial Punjab by Anshu Malhotra; Oxford University Press, ...

Dissecting Parkinson's

A major workshop on Parkinson's disease offers insights into the nature of the disease, the medical challenges involved and the state-of-play ...

Hope lies in slowing the rate of progression

Other
Professor Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology at Columbia University, and Director, Centre for Parkinson's Disease and ...

Kharagpur's legend

Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, the first of the IITs, has come a long way from its modest beginnings. INDIAN ...