COVER STORY

30-08-2002

Drought Challenges

Briefing

DROUGHT CHALLENGES

The capricious monsoon of 2002 acquires the contours of a human tragedy of vast proportions, possibly the worst in three decades.

Of relief and preparedness

Cover Story
Interview with Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh. Union Minister for Agriculture Ajit Singh represents the Baghpat constituency in ...

The ground realities

A FRONTLINE TEAM Cover Story
A first-round study of the drought situation in some of the badly affected States, in the north and the west: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, ...

The forecasting failure

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
The behaviour of the monsoon this year has been so peculiar that not one of the groups around the world that do monsoon forecasting, including ...

Coping strategies, short-term and long-term

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. "India is one of the few countries with over two centuries of recorded experience in managing the ...

Tasks on the grain policy front

MADHURA SWAMINATHAN Cover Story
The High Level Committee on Long-Term Grain Policy recommends the reintroduction of a universal public distribution system with uniform central ...

Party with differences

In its quest to appear as a party with a commitment, the Bharatiya Janata Party ends up exposing the contradictions within itself and the ...

Credit for legwork

NAUNIDHI KAUR The Nation
WHILE explaining the mechanics of and the level of motivation that drove a fine piece of investigative journalism, Shekhar Gupta, the ...

A man and his mission

Sandeep Pandey, the winner of the 2002 Magsaysay award in the Emergent Leader category, is a man with a mission - of giving the poorest of the ...

A prime solution

A team of young researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, solves a problem in number theory and computer science that had ...

Death in a funeral pyre

Other
ON August 6, in an incident claimed to be a case of "sati", a 65-year-old woman of the Nai (barber) caste was burnt to death in Tamoli Patna ...

The unbearable opulence of Devdas

In our globalised times, the tragedy of Devdas has been turned into a garish and thoroughly hollow spectacle of pure consumption.

A troubled trek

The terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra for the third straight year raises questions about the defensive counter-terrorist measures that ...

The E.C.'s options

IN the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Gujarat Assembly by Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari on the advice of Chief Minister ...

A rough ride ahead

Haunted by the long shadows of the communal pogrom, dogged by faction feuds within and confronted by a rejuvenated Congress(I) under ...

Politics and privileges

Even as the impasse over legal rights and privileges between the legislature and the judiciary in Manipur continues, the State witnesses ...

The stars and the dons

The Sanjay Dutt-Chhota Shakeel tapes strengthen the theory that the actor has maintained close links with the mafia gang charged with playing a ...

The arrest of Nedumaran

As the Jayalalithaa government jails fringe figure P. Nedumaran under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, pro-LTTE elements find themselves ...

The Vanniyar separatism

Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S. Ramadoss' demand for carving out the Vanniyar-dominated districts of Tamil Nadu into a new state is based on a ...

Mis-oriented textbooks

Of school textbooks in Karnataka that are replete with examples of communal bias and errors of fact. ON May 26, 16 Education ...

Coping strategies, short-term and long-term

Cover Story
Interview with Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. "India is one of the few countries with over two centuries of recorded experience in managing the ...

Tasks on the grain policy front

MADHURA SWAMINATHAN Cover Story
The High Level Committee on Long-Term Grain Policy recommends the reintroduction of a universal public distribution system with uniform central ...

Leaders and dealers

The Bharatiya Janata Party's claim of being the 'party with a difference' takes a beating again in the wake of revelations regarding the ...

Occupation and resistance

JUSTIN PODUR World Affairs
The Israeli-Palestinian scene: surveying the present and evaluating the future. "STAND here," the Israeli soldier said to the ...

A face-saving manoeuvre

D.B.S. JEYARAJ World Affairs
With his credibility at stake, Velupillai Prabakaran sacks three senior LTTE leaders of the Eastern Province for their reluctance to implement ...

'Regrets' for 1971

HAROON HABIB in Dhaka World Affairs
General Pervez Musharraf, visiting Bangladesh, expresses regrets for the '1971 events' during the War of Liberation, but seeks to shift the ...

Coping with threats

SUNEET CHOPRA World Affairs
Even five decades after it first waged a war on the people of North Korea, the U.S' hand is visible behind every plan to hinder North Korea's ...

Restoration techniques

V. SRIDHAR Other
WET paper is ideal for the growth of mould. The high humidity levels and the heat provide an even more fertile ground for mould in ...

A salvaging feat

At the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Hyderabad, a priceless collection of Telugu and Urdu books which was submerged following flash floods two ...

Libraries in the global village

V. SRIDHAR Other
NO library - not even the best, having the widest range of material in their areas of specialisation - can claim to have a "complete" ...

India's young hopes

S. DINAKAR Sport
The infusion of talented young players to support the old warriors is expected to give India the right blend to ascend once again the heights ...

The commonsense politician

Remembering K. Kamaraj, the man, his characteristic political and administrative style and his contributions, on the occasion of the leader's ...

Fishermen's fears

FISHERMEN belonging to Koodankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu fear that their catch will be depleted once the two reactors of ...

Nuclear energy thrust

Nuclear Power Corporation is poised for a leap in its generation capacity. HAVING consolidated its generation programme in the ...

Towards Johannesburg

On the agenda and the imponderables before the World Summit for Sustainable Development scheduled to be held in Johannesburg from August 26.

For a billion opportunities

Other
Interview with Chief Minister Digvijay Singh. Madhya Pradesh's Digvijay Singh is the only Chief Minister in the country in recent times ...

Jammu and Kashmir

"The long haul" (Cover Story, August 16) in has had many twists and turns. The 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the 'War on ...

Weavers in distress

The handloom weavers' problems remain despite the Tamil Nadu government's announcement of a relief package. FIFTY years ago, their ...

A man and his mission

Sandeep Pandey, the winner of the 2002 Magsaysay award in the Emergent Leader category, is a man with a mission - of giving the poorest of the ...

A prime solution

A team of young researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, solves a problem in number theory and computer science that had ...

Death in a funeral pyre

Other
ON August 6, in an incident claimed to be a case of "sati", a 65-year-old woman of the Nai (barber) caste was burnt to death in Tamoli Patna ...

A troubled trek

The terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra for the third straight year raises questions about the defensive counter-terrorist measures that ...

The E.C.'s options

IN the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Gujarat Assembly by Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari on the advice of Chief Minister ...