COVER STORY

24-05-2002

Facing the fallout

Briefing

In the camps, sans relief

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
NOORBANU SHEIKH is in a dilemma: she does not know whether to encash or return to the government the cheque she received after waiting ...

A relentless hate campaign

Violence continues in Gujarat even two months after it started and the Sangh Parivar campaign to spread communal hatred gains strength by the ...

The depths of debate

Cover Story
The ruling alliance used the Lok Sabha as a platform to mount the less-than-inspiring spectacle of politicians venting partisan passions over ...

An ally's dilemma

In view of the political realities in Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu Desam Party decides to strike, but not hurt, the BJP. BY staging ...

Blair's burden

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
BRITISH Prime Minister Tony Blair returned from his most recent trip to the United States with a formidable task facing him, namely, how ...

The Ramallah compromise

KESAVA MENON World Affairs
Israel ends the Ramallah siege a month after it invaded Palestinian territories, as a quid pro quo for the disbanding of a United Nations ...

Counselling caution

President Chandrika Kumaratunga, on a non-state visit to India, gives a fine lecture on dealing with conflict, change and terrorism in a ...

Building a Pluralistic Society - Managing Change and Diversity

World Affairs
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga President Kumaratunga said the lecture was her tribute to a man "whose values I share, whose ...

The decline of politics

GLYN FORD World Affairs
Politics is on the decline in Western-style democracies. A political vacuum is being created, and it is filled by far-Right groups such as ...

Good cops, bad cops

DAVID LUDDEN World Affairs
Agendas for global economic development have become heavily dependent on the global pacification projects of rich countries policing the world.

The Raman effect

Other
Text and Photographs: T.S. SATYAN A Photographer Remembers - I Sir C.V. RAMAN T. S. Satyan, the veteran photographer, recalls ...

Fettered histories

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002; pages 245, 16.95; (in India) ...

In defence of livelihood

Landscapes and Lives: Environmental Dispatches on Rural India by Mukul Sharma; New Delhi: Oxford University Press; pages xi+234, Rs.475.

Of music, 'the deepest of the arts'

Columns
The Cooking of Music and Other Essays by Sheila Dhar; Permanent Black; pages 114, Rs.195. IN 1995, a book with an ungainly and ...

Kashmir in retrospect

War and Diplomacy in Kashmir 1947-48 by C. Dasgupta; Sage; pages 239 Rs.250. Incomplete Partition: The Genesis of the Kashmir ...

Popularising a programme

Tamil Nadu shows the way in organ donation, but it still has a long way to go to make the cadaver transplant programme popular. ON ...

Against the organ trade

A group of professionals, brought together by a media workshop, pool their insights on human organ donation, examine strategies to end the ...

Partnership for progress

Structural changes initiated in the areas of transport, power and industry, and the highly successful 'partnership scheme' are among the ...

'Privatisation not just for the sake of it'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Chief Minister Sheila Dixit is well-ensconced in the third year of her term, but the ...

The Gopal I knew

NARASIMHAM Other
Remembering Sarvepalli Gopal, the man behind the historian. THE passing of Sarvepalli Gopal a couple of weeks ago has brought the ...

The Hindutva experiment

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
DURING the last two months and more of mayhem, questions regarding the extent to which the Bharatiya Janata Party's Hindutva ideology ...

Echoes in Britain

FOR Britain's 70,000 Gujarati Muslims, Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the most hated figure - a man they hold directly responsible for ...

An image in tatters

Faced with perhaps the most serious form of censure that the international community could reserve for a sovereign state, the Indian foreign ...

Cultural vandalism

In the wake of the Godhra outrage, Hindutva mobs indulge in the wanton destruction of cultural monuments across Gujarat. THE Nazi ...

The myth of market self-governance

Columns
The "conflicts of interest" visible in the controversies surrounding Andersen and Merrill Lynch point to the systemic fragility that financial ...

The Ramallah compromise

KESAVA MENON World Affairs
Israel ends the Ramallah siege a month after it invaded Palestinian territories, as a quid pro quo for the disbanding of a United Nations ...

Counselling caution

President Chandrika Kumaratunga, on a non-state visit to India, gives a fine lecture on dealing with conflict, change and terrorism in a ...

Building a Pluralistic Society - Managing Change and Diversity

World Affairs
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga President Kumaratunga said the lecture was her tribute to a man "whose values I share, whose ...

The decline of politics

GLYN FORD World Affairs
Politics is on the decline in Western-style democracies. A political vacuum is being created, and it is filled by far-Right groups such as ...

Good cops, bad cops

DAVID LUDDEN World Affairs
Agendas for global economic development have become heavily dependent on the global pacification projects of rich countries policing the world.

Escalating civil war

RITA MANCHANDA World Affairs
The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal continues to grapple with the challenges posed by the 'people's war' of the Maoists. MAOIST rebels ...

Kashmir in retrospect

War and Diplomacy in Kashmir 1947-48 by C. Dasgupta; Sage; pages 239 Rs.250. Incomplete Partition: The Genesis of the Kashmir ...

Popularising a programme

Tamil Nadu shows the way in organ donation, but it still has a long way to go to make the cadaver transplant programme popular. ON ...

Against the organ trade

A group of professionals, brought together by a media workshop, pool their insights on human organ donation, examine strategies to end the ...

Partnership for progress

Structural changes initiated in the areas of transport, power and industry, and the highly successful 'partnership scheme' are among the ...

'Privatisation not just for the sake of it'

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Chief Minister Sheila Dixit is well-ensconced in the third year of her term, but the ...

The Gopal I knew

NARASIMHAM Other
Remembering Sarvepalli Gopal, the man behind the historian. THE passing of Sarvepalli Gopal a couple of weeks ago has brought the ...

S. Gopal

Other
This Condolence Resolution was adopted recently at a meeting of teachers, students and staff of the Jawaharlal Nehru University: Professor S. Gopal ...

The great game

If the BSP-BJP government does not endure, the BJP runs the risk of losing its hold over its upper-caste vote bank and the BSP may see its ...

Partial rollback

Under pressure from his party, Yashwant Sinha makes minor amendments in his tax proposals. "THE Budget will remain essentially ...

A new Chief Justice of India

Justice B.N. Kirpal, who succeeds Justice S.P. Bharucha as the Chief Justice of India, is known for his pragmatic style. THERE is ...

The list of assets

A list of the alleged assets of Ravi Sidhu, held by him, his relatives and his associates. Masonic Lodge worth Rs.1.75 crores at ...

A racket in government jobs

Punjab's Vigilance Bureau, investigating the vast assets of Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, has discovered that the PPSC Chairman auctioned off a ...

War in the rebel camp

The looming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir trigger a war between the centrists and the rejectionist coalition in the All Parties ...

A reform fiasco in Orissa

Behind the power reforms in Orissa is a sordid tale of mismanagement and callousness of the private sector, which should rightly serve as a ...

A setback to empowerment

The resignation of two Dalit panchayat presidents in Tamil Nadu a fortnight after their election highlights the failure of the state to stop ...

Extremist terror

The Maoist Communist Centre steps up armed operations in southern Jharkhand in order to strengthen its organisation. WITH the ...