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COVER STORY

05-07-2002

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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.

The growing U.S. role

FINALLY, there is some relief in the United States that the Indian subcontinent is slowly settling down, although few people believe ...

The boar war

RAHUL BEDI Other
A FIERCE wild boar war is raging between India and Pakistan in the Jammu region at a time when over a million of their soldiers are ...

Infiltration worries

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

Nuclear ostriches all?

Columns
The smugness displayed by Indian and Pakistani policy-makers and strategic "experts" about a possible nuclear conflagration bodes ill for South ...

'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 ...

Life among the graves

Columns
A survivor of the Gujarat riots attempts to come to terms with the past - and the present. IT is a searing day in Ahmedabad, in the ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

A mission for press freedom

Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna responds positively to a media delegation's representation against the denial of human rights and ...

Now, elusive evidence

Muthappa Rai is in the net, but the police are yet to find hard evidence of the alleged underworld don's operations. THE recent ...

A charge-sheet quashed

Other
ON June 10, a single bench of the Delhi High Court quashed the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) charge-sheet filed against the Hinduja ...

The rise of the underdog

The World Cup in football reaches the knockout stage, and it has been upsets all the way. SOUTH KOREA, co-hosting with Japan the ...

A peace appeal

Other
TWENTY-NINE eminent persons from 22 countries, all Goodwill Ambassadors of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation ...

An Unsuitable Choice

Other
THE process of choosing the next President of India has seen more than the usual quota of uncertainty, confusion, volatility, backroom ...

Back from the brink

International diplomacy, together with some arm-twisting by the U.S., makes India and Pakistan take some meaningful steps towards ...

Musharraf's travails

Under pressure from the West and faced with the anger of disenchanted jehadi groups, the Musharraf regime finds itself in serious trouble on ...

The growing U.S. role

FINALLY, there is some relief in the United States that the Indian subcontinent is slowly settling down, although few people believe ...

The boar war

RAHUL BEDI Other
A FIERCE wild boar war is raging between India and Pakistan in the Jammu region at a time when over a million of their soldiers are ...

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