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COVER STORY

02-08-2002

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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 ...

MARKET, MORALS AND THE MEDIA

The media scene in India is best likened to a bazaar. The Great Indian Media Bazaar has many streams, components and players (and is set soon ...

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 ...

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 ...

Danger signals for the economy

Columns
The current pattern in the Indian economy, of large inflows of relatively 'hot' money, accompanied by domestic economic recession or ...

Crimes and conflicts

USHA RAMANATHAN World Affairs
On the promise and potential pitfalls of the International Criminal Court. ON July 1, the International Criminal Court (ICC) came ...

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 ...

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 ...

MARKET, MORALS AND THE MEDIA

The media scene in India is best likened to a bazaar. The Great Indian Media Bazaar has many streams, components and players (and is set soon ...

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, ...

A controversial eviction drive

The Assam government's move, as mandated by a Supreme Court order, to evict those who have encroached on forest land raises some green hopes ...

Cautious optimism

As Sri Lankan Minister Jayalath Jayawardena finds out, the mood among Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu in the post-ceasefire period is ...

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