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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 ...

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.

Afghanistan declassified

"The government abolishes secret diplomacy... It will proceed at once to publish all secret treaties ratified or concluded by the ...

The nowhere people

Other
The people evicted from Chitmahals, slivers of land in the India-Bangladesh border areas, lead a miserable life in India as their plea for ...

A FILM-MAKER FILMED

Other
Text and Photographs: T.S. SATYAN I HAVE been an admirer and a big fan of Satyajit Ray, the legendary film-maker. His universally ...

To 'get Einstein'

Other
VIJAY PRASHAD The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against The World's Most Famous Scientist by Fred Jerome; New York: St.

Women and conflict

Other
K.S. SUBRAMANIAN Speaking Peace: Women's Voices from Kashmir edited by Urvashi Butalia; Kali for Women, 2002; pages 316, Rs.350.

The words of silence

Columns
A Long Way: Selected Speeches by P.V. Narasimha Rao; D.C. Books, Kottayam; Rs.195, pages 192. P.V.

A troubling move

A yet-to-be-released strategy paper from the National Commission on Population rejects the "development is the best pill" approach, seemingly ...

Funding success

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
The success of the Technology Development Board as a mechanism to fund projects in various fields has led to proposals for similar ...

For a woman's well-being

Public Health
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstruation ceases. This can occur any time between the ages of 40 and 52 and results from the ...

A virus lives on

R. RAMACHANDRAN Public Health
The World Health Assembly decides to retain existing stocks of the smallpox virus for continued research into new vaccines, without setting a ...

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 ...

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.

Women and conflict

Other
K.S. SUBRAMANIAN Speaking Peace: Women's Voices from Kashmir edited by Urvashi Butalia; Kali for Women, 2002; pages 316, Rs.350.

A troubling move

A yet-to-be-released strategy paper from the National Commission on Population rejects the "development is the best pill" approach, seemingly ...

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 ...

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 ...