COVER STORY

02-08-2002

Chariots of fear

Briefing

CHARIOTS OF FEAR

The Jagannath rath yatra passes without incident, but for Gujarat's Muslims it is life on the edge, for the fifth month running. A ...

To reap a bitter harvest

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
Narendra Modi and Co. are all set to try and take advantage of the Hindutva wave to gain power again in Assembly elections. ON ...

Sequence of events

Cover Story
Godhra, February 27, 2002. 7-42 a.m.: The train arrives at Godhra station. 7-42 to 7.47 a.m.: During the five-minute halt there is ...

The facts from Godhra

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
Investigations into the burning of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra on February 27 seem to be directed to prove the Narendra Modi government's ...

A new era in tennis

Wimbledon this year sees the fading out of old stars and the rise of new ones and also the return of the baseline game to the famed grass ...

The BJP's choice

THE stage seems set for the Bharatiya Janata Party to have its own candidate elected Vice-President without much of a contest. Senior ...

A new President

Although the numbers were on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's side, the presence of Lakshmi Sahgal in the presidential race served to bring crucial issues ...

The Xerox confession

V. SRIDHAR Other
Xerox Corporation's Indian subsidiary is to be investigated for "improper payments" to government officials for procuring contracts to supply ...

A Governor's exit

P.C. ALEXANDER, whose career ambitions received a setback as a consequence of the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) flip-flop on the ...

An ustad's legacy

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan's enduring contributions to the world of Hindustani music and to the singing of the thumri, the bhajan and folk tunes are ...

Bofors case trial on

Other
THE Supreme Court's stay of the Delhi High Court judgment quashing the charge-sheet against the three Hinduja brothers in the Bofors pay-offs ...

Zones of contention

A major round of organisational changes in the Indian Railways initiated by Minister Nitish Kumar brings forth a spectrum of political ...

Nailed at last

A Special Court convicts and awards jail sentences to former Minister of State for Communications Sukh Ram and two others in the corruption ...

The tussle over animals

What will happen to the debate on animal testing in scientific laboratories in India, with the exit of Maneka Gandhi and C.P. Thakur from the ...

Judges in the dock

The Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court strips three Judges of the court of work for their alleged role in the scandal involving ...

An award controversy

The Barefoot Architects of Tilonia decides to return the Aga Khan Award in protest against the revision of the citation by the Aga Khan ...

Flood fury in Thane

The monsoon wreaks havoc in Maharashtra's Thane district, but the response of the local administration has been inadequate. THE ...

A step towards peace

A reshuffle within the parallel, underground government run by the NSCN(I-M) in Nagaland is likely to aid the process of dialogue with the ...

In a vicious circle

Despite the efforts of several NGOs, Manipur continues to be in the grip of an AIDS epidemic, whose spread is aided by widespread poverty and a ...

The Bodo question

Over six years after its signing, the Bodoland Accord is yet to usher in substantive changes on the ground. ON February 20, 1993, ...

Peddling hate

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
The role of the dominant Gujarati language media during the genocidal anti-Muslim pogrom was chillingly communal and provocative.

Women's initiative for peace

BELA BHATIA Cover Story
Notwithstanding their personal loss and trauma, several riot-affected women from Gujarat converged at a women's meet in Rajasthan to express ...

The collapse of an initiative

The Union government's strategy to bring on board all the major players ahead of the Assembly elections due in the next few months reaches a ...

At the precipice of despair

Columns
Fifty million Indians with disabilities, most of them in the countryside, remain on the outer periphery of public policy and social action, ...

A promising deal

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The India-Sudan oil pact is, among other things, a significant step towards ensuring India's long-term oil security. THE bold ...

A tale of two Bhagat Singhs

Two recent films on the legendary revolutionary draw attention - one for its inaccurate rendering of history and another for its largely ...

VSNL's worries

ACCOUNTING frauds are surfacing with alarming regularity in multinational corporations in the West. In almost every case, a part of the ...

Companies under a cloud

V. SRIDHAR Other
Xerox Corp. : On June 28, Xerox announced that it would restate its financial results for five years, reclassifying more than $6 billion ...

The WorldCom collapse

V. SRIDHAR Other
The meltdown of WorldCom, one of the biggest telecom companies in the United States, has rekindled the debate on corporate accountability and ...

Cripps and India's Partition

ALLEN CLARKE'S work is in the fine tradition of English biographies. It fits into the classic mould; objective, thorough, elegant in ...

Restraint on talaq

A Bombay High Court verdict requiring the husband to satisfy all legal preconditions before exercising his right for talaq comes as a great ...

Ringing in a revolution

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited not only triggers a telecom revolution in the national capital but successfully meets the challenges posed by ...

Letters

The article "Hell and high water" (June 21) is not based on facts. Here is the fact-sheet of the . The project submerges only 785 ...

Brazil's glory

Other
Winning the World Cup for a record fifth time - it is really "Brazil's glory" (July 19). No doubt, the best team won. It should be an ...

A new resonance

In his views on crucial issues pertaining to economic development, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar comes across as a radical economist who would have ...

Beyond Erwadi

The mentally challenged people rescued from Erwadi are in no better a state in their new surroundings. A review of the mental health care scene ...

The real Sarvarkar

The various political stances Vinayak Damodar Savarkar took after his arrest and deportation to the Andamans prove the hollowness of the claims ...

A new era in tennis

Wimbledon this year sees the fading out of old stars and the rise of new ones and also the return of the baseline game to the famed grass ...

The BJP's choice

THE stage seems set for the Bharatiya Janata Party to have its own candidate elected Vice-President without much of a contest. Senior ...

A new President

Although the numbers were on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's side, the presence of Lakshmi Sahgal in the presidential race served to bring crucial issues ...

The Xerox confession

V. SRIDHAR Other
Xerox Corporation's Indian subsidiary is to be investigated for "improper payments" to government officials for procuring contracts to supply ...