COVER STORY

16-08-2002

The Long Haul

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

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

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

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

POTA and some dilemmas

MDMK leader Vaiko's arrest under POTA has occasioned some political contortions in the National Democratic Alliance. THE arrest ...

Arms deals in the making

RAHUL BEDI The Nation
Arms manufacturers are vying with one another to sell India new weapon systems. THREE howitzer manufacturers from Israel, South ...

A question of timing and more

RARELY has the timing of Assembly elections in a State taken on a crucial political meaning as in the case of Narendra Modi's Gujarat.

Gujarat game plan

Chief Minister Narendra Modi's strategy of calling for early elections in Gujarat may not pay off in the face of voter anger, an invigorated ...

To divide and rule

Pattali Makkal Katchi leader Dr. S. Ramadoss shocks Tamil Nadu by suggesting the bifurcation of the State. DR. S. RAMADOSS, the ...

Signs of change

Dalit and women panchayat presidents are seemingly gaining acceptance, albeit slowly, in the caste-ridden villages of Tirunelveli and Madurai ...

One who dared to fight

WITHIN weeks of assuming charge as president of the Shenbagaraman Nallur village panchayat in Tirunelveli district, a post reserved for ...

Martyr for a cause

The gruesome murder of Navleen Kumar, a social worker in Maharashtra's Thane district, points once again to the nefarious alliance among local ...

Justice delayed, but not denied

Stiff judicial verdicts in two sensational criminal cases which saw protracted proceedings, occasions a collective sigh of relief in Kerala.

Jharkhand's crisis

By trying to resurrect a 1982 notification and expand its scope to provide an enhanced level of job reservations to Jharkhand's tribal people, ...

The latest recruit

The arrest of the former Chairman of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission, who later became a member of the Union Public Service ...

'Bad domestic policy can never produce good diplomacy'

Other
K. Natwar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and Congress spokesman on foreign affairs, has been very critical of the National Democratic Alliance ...

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 ...

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 ...

Confronting the times

World Affairs
A picture of commitment and development directions in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a socialist success. Text and ...

The massacre at Kakarak

World Affairs
Of arrogance and Pentagon-speak, in the midst of chasing Mullah Omar's shadows and keeping Hamid Karzai in power. MARC W. HEROLD ...

One who dared to fight

WITHIN weeks of assuming charge as president of the Shenbagaraman Nallur village panchayat in Tirunelveli district, a post reserved for ...

Martyr for a cause

The gruesome murder of Navleen Kumar, a social worker in Maharashtra's Thane district, points once again to the nefarious alliance among local ...

Justice delayed, but not denied

Stiff judicial verdicts in two sensational criminal cases which saw protracted proceedings, occasions a collective sigh of relief in Kerala.

Jharkhand's crisis

By trying to resurrect a 1982 notification and expand its scope to provide an enhanced level of job reservations to Jharkhand's tribal people, ...

The latest recruit

The arrest of the former Chairman of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission, who later became a member of the Union Public Service ...

'Bad domestic policy can never produce good diplomacy'

Other
K. Natwar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and Congress spokesman on foreign affairs, has been very critical of the National Democratic Alliance ...

No real refuge

Asylum-seekers in India are a vulnerable lot in the absence of a national law to protect their rights. LIFE has not been easy for ...

Nehru and linguistic States

Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Second Series, Vol. 30 (September 1-November 17, 1955) edited by H.Y. Sharada Prasad and A.K.

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 ...

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 ...