COVER STORY

21-06-2002

Deepening Confrontation

Briefing

Nuclear crisis in South Asia

T. JAYARAMAN Cover Story
The current crisis in India-Pakistan relations is a direct consequence of the pursuit of nuclear weaponisation by India, followed closely by ...

'Deterrence will not always work'

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is a nuclear physicist who teaches at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He ...

WAR TALK

ARUNDHATI ROY Cover Story
Summer Games With Nuclear Bombs WHEN India and Pakistan conducted their nuclear tests in 1998, even those of us who condemned ...

THE LURKING DANGER

After weeks of high rhetoric, Gen. Musharraf begins a "charm offensive", apparently under intense pressure from the West, and the Indian ...

Seeds of biodiversity

A Paris-based agency comes to India with a large variety of traditional seeds and the message of seed conservation. IT was started ...

Seeds alien and Indian

Other
KEYA ACHARYA KOKOPELLI distributes in Europe nearly 1,500 varieties of traditional, open-pollinated seeds collected from all over the ...

Towards trade wars

Protectionist moves by the United States increase friction among the world's major economies, and this is likely to cause greater acrimony in ...

Birth of a monopoly

The acquisition of the public sector Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited by the Reliance Group threatens to unleash a domineering ...

A law for water conservation

The Andhra Pradesh government brings forward legislation to regulate the exploitation of ground and surface water resources, but shortcomings ...

Neighbours and friends

The Nation
R. KRISHNAKUMAR Its name is a tongue-twister - Izhavanthuruthy. But many parts of this panchayat, with its typically rural Malappuram ...

Women on the move

R. KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
An emerging 'micro' movement involving mostly poor and vulnerable women is changing Kerala's entrepreneurial reputation. GOOD ...

Making micro-credit work

The Nation
R. KRISHNAKUMAR NOWHERE has the potential of panchayat-coordinated women neighbourhood groups (NHGs) been demonstrated so well as in ...

The journey of a progressive economist

Obituary
PRABHAT PATNAIK WITH his gentle and unhurried speech, his calm and composed mien, he looked more like a saint than the man of the world, ...

A Professor and a planner

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Obituary
Dr. I.S. Gulati, 1924-2002. LIKE thousands of people displaced from their homes in Pakistan during Partition, Iqbal Singh Gulati ...

The U.S. as a Hyperpower

Columns
The United States remains unmatched in history in its awe-inspiring military clout, economic might and political weight. But its unilateralism ...

Privatisation and primitive accumulation

Columns
A Tata-dominated board decides to use VSNL's cash reserves to invest in Tata Teleservices. Privatisation, in practice, thus becomes a means ...

War clouds

Other
Those who ask the government to take strong measures to stop cross-border terrorism fail to appreciate the fact that we are facing an ...

Lessons from the FBI experience

Columns
An FBI official's indictment of the U.S. agency for negligence in converting information into intelligence that could have led to action to ...

Proof of connivance

THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released on May 31 its findings and comments on the situation in Gujarat. In the process the ...

On the edge, still

Sporadic violence continues, tensions still run high and the communal forces remain emboldened, even as bomb explosions in public places create ...

A strike staunched

RAHUL BEDI Cover Story
PRIME MINISTER Atal Behari Vajpayee's recent impatient outburst that India ought to have given a "befitting reply" to Pakistan ...

The military dynamics

The Indian military is evidently eager to seize the opportunity and "call Pakistan's bluff". A look at strategy and state of play.

A General's troubles

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
Faced with domestic and international criticism for his failure to keep his promise to deal firmly with the menace of terrorism, President Gen.

Active interventions

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
An alarmed international community advocates restraint and offers advice and help to defuse the escalating tensions. THE looming ...

Troubled waters

Cover Story
NAUNIDHI KAUR THE hardening of stands on the part of India and Pakistan has had an adverse impact on the annual Permanent Indus ...

The disarming pitch

RAHUL BEDI Cover Story
Peacemakers are also arms sellers. Countries that have launched diplomatic offensives to avert a war between India and Pakistan are also ...

Missile manoeuvres

Cover Story
T.S. SUBRAMANIAN THE test-firing of three missiles - Ghauri, Ghaznavi and Abdali - by Pakistan on May 25, 26 and 28 - may not have ...

Missile match

India's threat perceptions are to be evaluated on the basis of increased evidence that Pakistan's indigenous missile efforts are now on an even ...

Making micro-credit work

The Nation
R. KRISHNAKUMAR NOWHERE has the potential of panchayat-coordinated women neighbourhood groups (NHGs) been demonstrated so well as in ...

Kashmiris reject war in favour of democracy

The Nation
The results of a major new survey by MORI. THE vast majority of Kashmiris oppose India and Pakistan going to war to find a permanent ...

A flawed move

The Delimitation Bill which has been passed in Parliament shows limited vision in seeking to effect a delimitation exercise on the basis of ...

Nepal in limbo

Amidst the ongoing challenge of Maoist insurgency, the squabbles within the Nepali Congress threaten to destabilise the balance of Nepal's ...

Right-wing resurgence

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The victory of right-wing candidate Alvaro Uribe in the Colombian presidential election spells trouble for the peace process in the country.

Birth of a monopoly

The acquisition of the public sector Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited by the Reliance Group threatens to unleash a domineering ...

A law for water conservation

The Andhra Pradesh government brings forward legislation to regulate the exploitation of ground and surface water resources, but shortcomings ...

The journey of a progressive economist

Obituary
PRABHAT PATNAIK WITH his gentle and unhurried speech, his calm and composed mien, he looked more like a saint than the man of the world, ...

A Professor and a planner

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Obituary
Dr. I.S. Gulati, 1924-2002. LIKE thousands of people displaced from their homes in Pakistan during Partition, Iqbal Singh Gulati ...

War clouds

Other
Those who ask the government to take strong measures to stop cross-border terrorism fail to appreciate the fact that we are facing an ...

Proof of connivance

THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released on May 31 its findings and comments on the situation in Gujarat. In the process the ...

On the edge, still

Sporadic violence continues, tensions still run high and the communal forces remain emboldened, even as bomb explosions in public places create ...

Orchestrated terror

Reports of fact-finding teams sent by organisations with a Left and secular outlook reveal credible evidence of official complicity in the ...

Pro-incumbency pointers

Other
Ruling parties and coalitions make gains in a round of byelections across the country. SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN T.S. SUBRAMANIAN A SLEW ...

A fractured verdict in Goa

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party fails to win a majority but manages to put together a coalition government. GOA, which was ...

A breach of trust

Other
WHEN the Karnataka Police forcibly took away Nakkheeran reporter P. Sivasubramanian in November 2001, and both the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu ...

The voter's right to know

The Supreme Court directs the Election Commission to make information on candidates' criminal background, wealth and education available to the ...

Elusive consensus

Other
As President K.R. Narayanan's term nears its end, conflicting perceptions and interests stand in the way of the major political parties and ...

The killing of Lone

The Islamist Right guns down Abdul Gani Lone, the moderate voice in the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, threatened by his rear-guard action to ...

Farmer power

In Haryana, protesting farmers face police repression after the Chautala government fails to keep its election promise of waiving their ...

Hell and high water

Close to a thousand people in 17 villages in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh face an uncertain future as submergence under the Maan dam project ...