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COVER STORY

05-07-2002

Choosing a President

Briefing

The prime motivator

ANAND PARTHASARATHY Cover Story
Retracing the trajectory of India's best-known scientist from humble origins in a small Tamil Nadu town, through two key strategic arenas, and ...

CHOOSING A PRESIDENT

On the one side, a sharp intellect, personal integrity, extraordinary commitment to his technological mission, and a gift for team work. On the ...

The Indian presidency

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
Half a century's experiences with the institution of the presidency provide several lessons. THE messy and protracted parleys ...

A captain's credentials

PARVATHI MENON Cover Story
THE Left parties' search for a presidential candidate could not have ended with a more distinguished and nationally acceptable choice.

Heights of concern

The Narmada Bachao Andolan's attempt to challenge the Narmada Control Authority's decision to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to 95 ...

Winds of discontent

A bitter leadership struggle is on in Canada's ruling Liberal Party, with Prime Minister Jean Chretien pitted against his former Finance ...

Unequal partnership

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
NATO lets Russia join its decision-making process, but the future course of Moscow's alliance with the West is one big question mark.

Political power over ethnic identity

RAM MANIKKALINGAM World Affairs
Successive Sri Lankan governments have sought to address the ethnic conflict through the provision of regional autonomy and the armed conflict ...

In the line of peace

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visits India with an agenda for stronger ties. SRI LANKAN Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe ...

A major force within the LTTE

BANDULA JAYASEKARA World Affairs
HE sat, laughing, next to his leader Velupillai Prabakaran when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader met mediapersons on ...

International law or American order?

ZIA MIAN M.V. RAMANA World Affairs
By rejecting the rule of international law and by drawing up a grand strategy to strengthen its offensive forces and defence systems, the U.S.

Lands of conflict

MUKUL SHARMA World Affairs
Big landowners in Brazil unleash violent reprisals against the agricultural workers' struggle for land and against forced labour.

The rot within

GOVIND TALWALKAR World Affairs
From manipulated elections to corrupt corporations, from plagiarist historians to paedophile priests... the U.S. seems to be suffering an ...

Mumbai, past in present

The Mumbai Heritage Committee fights to retain the city's distinctive historical, aesthetic and architectural identity. MUMBAI'S ...

THE UPHEAVAL

Literature
Excerpts from a new Konkani novel. "ARE the embankments done?" Shanu, who was trudging homewards, called out to him.

Power and policy

India: Emerging Power by Stephen P. Cohen; Oxford University Press; Pages 377; Rs.495. The Defence Makeover: 10 Myths That Shape ...

Imperialism and Afghanistan

Other
War Against the Planet: The Fifth Afghan War, Imperialism, and other Assorted Fundamentalisms by Vijay Prashad; Delhi: LeftWord, 2002; pages ...

The reality of Bangladesh

Postcards from Bangladesh by Sudip Sen, Tanvir and Kelly Lynch; The University Press, Dhaka, 2002; pages 304, price not stated.

Candid evaluation

Columns
Islam and Jihad by A.G. Noorani, LeftWord Books, New Delhi; pages 115, Rs.75. A.G. NOORANI is a ...

A state of disparity

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
MAHARASHTRA has a reputation for progress and development in economic terms. However, in the matter of human development the State has ...

A captain's credentials

PARVATHI MENON Cover Story
THE Left parties' search for a presidential candidate could not have ended with a more distinguished and nationally acceptable choice.

The political dynamics

The emergence of Abdul Kalam as the successor to K.R. Narayanan was preceded by intense manoeuvring in the ruling coalition, and a major motive ...

Kalam's world-view, a critique

T. JAYARAMAN Cover Story
Abdul Kalam's viewpoint on nuclear and strategic issues is a technocratic and hawkish one that is more in tune with, and provides support to, ...

The prime motivator

ANAND PARTHASARATHY Cover Story
Retracing the trajectory of India's best-known scientist from humble origins in a small Tamil Nadu town, through two key strategic arenas, and ...

Poland's free market woes

Columns
Market-oriented policies are blamed for Poland's macroeconomic decline as well as growing economic insecurity. UNTIL a few years ago, ...

A major force within the LTTE

BANDULA JAYASEKARA World Affairs
HE sat, laughing, next to his leader Velupillai Prabakaran when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader met mediapersons on ...

International law or American order?

ZIA MIAN M.V. RAMANA World Affairs
By rejecting the rule of international law and by drawing up a grand strategy to strengthen its offensive forces and defence systems, the U.S.

Lands of conflict

MUKUL SHARMA World Affairs
Big landowners in Brazil unleash violent reprisals against the agricultural workers' struggle for land and against forced labour.

The rot within

GOVIND TALWALKAR World Affairs
From manipulated elections to corrupt corporations, from plagiarist historians to paedophile priests... the U.S. seems to be suffering an ...

Infiltration worries

Infiltration is the big issue. The motivation behind, and the mechanics of, the cross-border game. BY mobilising its military ...

'Violence or no violence, we will have to talk'

Other
Interview with Sardar Abdul Qayyum. "Don't be fooled by the long beard," joked Pakistan's former Information Minister Mushahid Hussain, ...

Moves and counter-moves

The arrest of Jamaat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is a key move in the India-Pakistan engagement on Jammu and Kashmir. IMAGINE a ...

Murder and kidney commerce

The first reported case of murder of a kidney 'donor' for monetary gain comes to light in Karnataka. THE practice of paid organ ...

A close shave in Maharashtra

The 30-month-old Democratic Front government wins the vote of confidence, but not before cracks in the coalition come to the fore.

Desperate and despondent

Other
With the Hindu-Muslim divide delineated sharply, victims of Gujarat's violence fear to return to their lost homes. DIONNE BUNSHA in ...

Unhindered terror

Bhutan's reluctance to crack down on Indian extremist groups that operate from its territory is causing grave concern. THE ...

Political quandary

Intra-party squabbles and the tactics of one-upmanship employed by the alliance partner, Chief Minister Mayawati, leave the Uttar Pradesh unit ...

A symbol under siege

NIJ-BAL is not just the home of social worker Baba Amte. Located at Kasravad on the banks of the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh, it is a ...

Heights of concern

The Narmada Bachao Andolan's attempt to challenge the Narmada Control Authority's decision to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to 95 ...

Power and policy

India: Emerging Power by Stephen P. Cohen; Oxford University Press; Pages 377; Rs.495. The Defence Makeover: 10 Myths That Shape ...

Imperialism and Afghanistan

Other
War Against the Planet: The Fifth Afghan War, Imperialism, and other Assorted Fundamentalisms by Vijay Prashad; Delhi: LeftWord, 2002; pages ...

The reality of Bangladesh

Postcards from Bangladesh by Sudip Sen, Tanvir and Kelly Lynch; The University Press, Dhaka, 2002; pages 304, price not stated.

Karnataka's housing revolution

The S.M. Krishna government has launched a substantial expansion of housing activity, with special focus on the shelter needs of the poor.

Champion of Tamils' rights

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Obituary
Murugesu Sivasithamparam, 1923 - 2002. MURUGESU SIVASITHAMPAR- AM, president of the Tamil United Liberation Front - the largest ...

Profits over people

How the World Food Summit in Rome last fortnight buried food rights, and clearly laid the contours of the future the powerful of the world are ...

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