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COVER STORY

16-08-2002

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Briefing

The unhappy alliance

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
ANYONE who had just tuned in might find it impossible to believe that the National Conference (N.C.) and the Bharatiya Janata Party are ...

THE LONG HAUL

The Bharatiya Janata Party attempts one more high-risk gamble in the form of the Arun Jaitley mission in Jammu and Kashmir, where competing and ...

A painful pilgrimage

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
TERRORISTS were expected to pose the big threat to the Amarnath Yatra this summer. So far, greed, corruption and communalism have worked ...

For de-escalation and dialogue

Cover Story
Interview with Pakistan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Inam ul Haque. Indian lawyer-scholar and commentator A.G. Noorani met him ...

The new role of finance and banking

India's Economy in the New Millennium: Selected Essays by Bimal Jalan, VBS Publishers' Distributors Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, 2002; pages ...

The kaleidoscope of India

Other
AMIYA KUMAR BAGCHI Ten Daniel Thorner Memorial Lectures: Land, Labour and Rights edited by Alice Thorner; Tulika, New Delhi, 2001; pages ...

A study of John Adams

Columns
John Adams by David McCullough; Simon and Schuster, New York; $35. JOHN ADAMS (1735-1826) was the second President of the United States ...

Cripps and India's Partition-II

ALLEN CLARKE records the secret parleys between Sir Stafford Cripps and Pethick Lawrence (and A.V. Alexander) with Gandhi and ...

Starving still in Jharkhand

A public hearing on hunger and the right to food, held in one of India's most deprived areas following starvation deaths, reveals gross ...

For reliable cyclone detection

The India Meteorological Department hopes to set up a nationwide network of Doppler weather radars to predict with better accuracy the time of ...

Survivors' struggle

Three activists representing the Bhopal gas survivors end their 18-day-old fast in New Delhi following the Union government's partial ...

An award and despair

The people affected by pollution caused by tannery units in six districts in Tamil Nadu are left disappointed by an award that they see as ...

The riddle of a river

Union Minister Jagmohan's efforts to establish a role for the Sarasvati river in the Indus Valley civilisation take the shape of a project of ...

Loaded against labour

The report of the Second National Commission on Labour draws flak from across the political spectrum for its attempts to dilute labour rights ...

Chasing the rains and relief

The near failure of the monsoon has affected agricultural operations in 11 States. WITH the forecast of a good monsoon turned on ...

That infectious greed

On the U.S. stock market meltdown and its troubling implications for the world economy at large. IN late January, 2002, Paul ...

A prognosis of gloom

Columns
The government is seriously constrained in the matter of managing the consequences of the drought, owing to the inadequate reach of the PDS, ...

A tense and fragile peace

Columns
The United States-dominated Karzai government in Afghanistan is unable to muster political coherence or credibility; but it is very efficient ...

Handling communal riots

Columns
Why the police fail, and what needs to be done to change the situation nationally. ACCORDING to a press report, the Ministry of Home ...

Lessons from the insurance sector

Columns
Patterns in the insurance sector in India post-liberalisation have so far contradicted the predictions of those who argued that the opening up ...

A delicate mission

As U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell comes calling with a soft-sell approach to issues of bilateral engagement, India remains cautious in ...

A change in perception

The July 13 killings in Jammu have brought to the fore the changed perceptions of the U.S. and its allies on the tensions in South Asia. They ...

A massacre and a message

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
The Qasim Nagar killings have a special import, coming as they did in the middle of a large-scale political enterprise aimed at separating ...

A VOICE FROM KASHMIR

Cover Story
Lawrence Lifschultz interviews Abdul Ghani Lone (1932-2002). What follows is an outspoken and detailed interview given by Lone to the ...

Lessons from the insurance sector

Columns
Patterns in the insurance sector in India post-liberalisation have so far contradicted the predictions of those who argued that the opening up ...

In search of anti-AIDS strategies

The International AIDS Conference in Barcelona sounds the alarm regarding the increasing numbers of HIV-infected persons, particularly in the ...

A policy of destabilisation

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The renewed Israeli offensive against the Palestinian Authority is an overt attempt, with U.S. support, to oust Yasser Arafat and put in place ...

Contrite for real?

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
In a dramatic action that is viewed with much scepticism, the Irish Republican Army apologises for the civilian casualties it has caused and ...

A truce on test

The reopening of a crucial highway between Batticaloa and Badulla in Sri Lanka generates new optimism, but communal violence puts a question ...

Revolution and counter-revolution

WALDEN BELLO World Affairs
The revolution is real, so is the counter-revolution. The story of President Hugo Chavez' political evolution in Venezuela. THE ...

Cripps and India's Partition-II

ALLEN CLARKE records the secret parleys between Sir Stafford Cripps and Pethick Lawrence (and A.V. Alexander) with Gandhi and ...

Starving still in Jharkhand

A public hearing on hunger and the right to food, held in one of India's most deprived areas following starvation deaths, reveals gross ...

For reliable cyclone detection

The India Meteorological Department hopes to set up a nationwide network of Doppler weather radars to predict with better accuracy the time of ...

Survivors' struggle

Three activists representing the Bhopal gas survivors end their 18-day-old fast in New Delhi following the Union government's partial ...

An award and despair

The people affected by pollution caused by tannery units in six districts in Tamil Nadu are left disappointed by an award that they see as ...

The riddle of a river

Union Minister Jagmohan's efforts to establish a role for the Sarasvati river in the Indus Valley civilisation take the shape of a project of ...

Chasing the rains and relief

The near failure of the monsoon has affected agricultural operations in 11 States. WITH the forecast of a good monsoon turned on ...

That infectious greed

On the U.S. stock market meltdown and its troubling implications for the world economy at large. IN late January, 2002, Paul ...

A Bill of contention

The draft Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act, meant to undo the Election Commission's move to make certain information about ...

Wanted, overall reforms

In fighting criminalisation in the electoral arena, Parliament has a unique opportunity presented before it today, and this opportunity ought ...

Gujarat

Other
Reading the articles on in the August 2 issue (Cover story: "Chariots of fear") made me immensely distressed. While the cause of the ...

To pursue wilful defaulters

V. SRIDHAR Other
The government finally moves to enable banks and financial institutions to go after defaulting borrowers effectively. But some aspects of the ...

JPC and a leak

Other
WHEN media reports emerged last fortnight of a draft report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the financial irregularities ...

The genuine article

S. DINAKAR Other
Former all-rounder Kapil Dev is adjudged Wisden's Indian Cricketer of the Century. A SPORTSPERSON'S life is often a journey along ...

A President and a promise

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam becomes the country's eleventh President. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM was sworn in the 11th President of India at a ...

Distinction and dignity

An assessment of K.R. Narayanan's eventful presidential tenure. K.R. NARAYANAN assumed the presidency in July 1997 after a record ...

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