COVER STORY

13-09-2002

Multiple Woes

Briefing

MULTIPLE WOES

A mounting list of omissions and commissions, and consequent controversies and embarrassments, is haunting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ...

Ordeal over an ordinance

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gives his assent to the Representation of the People (Amendment) Ordinance after the Union Cabinet resubmits it to ...

Boast and bluff

Cover Story
DIONNE BUNSHA WHEN the lights went out, spine-chilling screams echoed in the by-lanes where the refugees lived in hiding. Gujarat was hit ...

A historic document

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
The Election Commission's Order on elections to the Gujarat Assembly records the actual situation in the State and exposes claims made by the ...

When lucre lures the best

Columns
One of the disturbing aspects of the Tata Finance affair is that even as reputed a group as the Tatas succumbed to the temptations that the ...

The southeastern swath

Following up on a survey of the northern and western States, a study of the ravages of drought and related phenomena in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, ...

Contracts, sponsors and controversy

S. DINAKAR Sport
The ICC Champions Trophy contract row aside, big money and sponsorships have the potential to split the game. SOMEWHERE between ...

Two legends

WITH a century on August 23 in the Third Test against England at Headingley, Leeds, Sachin Tendulkar overtook Sir Donald Bradman's record of 29 ...

MULTIPLE WOES

A mounting list of omissions and commissions, and consequent controversies and embarrassments, is haunting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ...

Ordeal over an ordinance

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gives his assent to the Representation of the People (Amendment) Ordinance after the Union Cabinet resubmits it to ...

Boast and bluff

Cover Story
DIONNE BUNSHA WHEN the lights went out, spine-chilling screams echoed in the by-lanes where the refugees lived in hiding. Gujarat was hit ...

A historic document

A.G. NOORANI Cover Story
The Election Commission's Order on elections to the Gujarat Assembly records the actual situation in the State and exposes claims made by the ...

'E.C. cannot express such an opinion'

Cover Story
Interview with Jana Krishnamurthi. The Central government's decision to seek the Supreme Court's advisory opinion in respect of the ...

'The BJP is seeking political advantage'

As the principal Opposition party, the Congress(I) has taken a principled stand on the question of the Gujarat Assembly elections, and ...

The real estate pie

Attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party to salvage its image following the petrol pump allotment controversy fail as yet another round of ...

A sordid affair

The developments in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case add to the mortification of the Bharatiya Janata Party. IN July, three and a ...

When Pakistan took Loonda Post

PRAVEEN SWAMI The Nation
There is trouble again along the Line of Control. Among several serious incidents that have occurred, the fall and re-capture of Loonda Post in ...

Another Armitage mission

The latest visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage makes it clear that the Bush administration expects India to reduce ...

Democracy at gunpoint

In the run-up to the elections, terror stalks Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in its rural areas. Its perpetrators, remote-controlled from ...

'E.C. cannot express such an opinion'

Cover Story
Interview with Jana Krishnamurthi. The Central government's decision to seek the Supreme Court's advisory opinion in respect of the ...

'The BJP is seeking political advantage'

As the principal Opposition party, the Congress(I) has taken a principled stand on the question of the Gujarat Assembly elections, and ...

The real estate pie

Attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party to salvage its image following the petrol pump allotment controversy fail as yet another round of ...

Sad farewell

Columns
India's Prisoner, A Biography of Edward John Thompson; 1886-1946 by Mary Lago, University of Missouri Press; pages 388, $39.95. I AM ...

A warning in Europe

The devastating impact of the summer floods across a vast area of Europe brings the focus back on the perils of climate change.

Talking to the Tigers, finally

Even as the political squabbles in Colombo continue and disagreement over the issues to be discussed remain unresolved, the LTTE and the Sri ...

A subversive agenda

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The Venezuelan Supreme Court's verdict setting free Army officers implicated in the failed coup against President Hugo Chavez is perceived as ...

Fighting for survival

VIKRAM SURA in Gaza World Affairs
In Israeli-occupied territories, suicide bombing by Palestinians has become an act of survival against oppression. THE Palestinian ...

A summer of reassertion

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
The rise of trade union militancy in Britain reflects the growing anger of low-paid workers who contrast New Labour's attacks on 'fat cat' pay ...

A global conjuncture

WALDEN BELLO World Affairs
The multiple crises of global capitalism. THE spectacle of unending scandals in Wall Street is part and parcel of what is shaping ...

Through Maoist country

An exclusive, first-person account of a journey to Nepal's mid-west - the heartland of the Maoist insurgency. 'PIRAM' is the ...

Demolishers and a dilemma

The recent Supreme Court directive to the Uttar Pradesh government to make its stand clear on the prosecution of some of the key accused in the ...

Striking at will

The recent militant attacks in Meghalaya and Tripura point to a clear programme to whip up parochial sentiments against "non-tribal outsiders".

A merger mela

The Congress(I) and the Tamil Maanila Congress merge, and the composite Congress' agenda has been identified as reviving "Kamaraj rule" in ...

The woes of the displaced

Thousands of families displaced by the Maan dam struggle for survival at resettlement sites while the Madhya Pradesh government claims that the ...

SAD troubles

The Shiromani Akali Dal's woes mount as Punjab's Congress(I) government continues its anti-corruption drive. The arrest of former Public Works ...

Shifting the blame

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its sister organisations blame the Church for instigating the violence that followed the announcement of the ...

Capitalism and the city

Other
SUSAN RAM The Pig and the Skyscraper - Chicago: A History of our Future by Marco d'Eramo; Verso, London and New York, 2002; pages 472, ...

The making of an Indologist

Other
K.M. SHRIMALI D.D. Kosambi: Combined Methods in Indology and Other Writings; compiled, edited and introduced by Brajadulal ...

Of a novelist and a friend

Other
A.K. DAMODARAN E.M. Forster: A Tribute, edited and with an introduction by K. Natwar Singh; Rupa and Co., New Delhi, 2002; pages 169, ...

GAVASKAR: INDIA'S GREATEST CRICKETER

Little separates Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar in terms of record. Despite this, a persuasive argument can be made in favour ...

Enabling industrial progress

IIT-Kharagpur has an enviable record in the field of technological research and development. INDIAN Institute of ...

A committed player

IIT-Kharagpur's year-long golden jubilee celebrations conclude with a reaffirmation of its commitment to nation-building. AUGUST ...

Software successes

A profile of Tata Consultancy Services, Asia's largest software and services company, now on the threshold of further achievements and growth.

Unrest in academe

University teachers stage protests across the country as part of their campaign against the state's move towards withdrawing from education, ...

Kidney commerce in Tamil Nadu

A recent arrest in Chennai highlights the fact that the city continues to be centre of the trade in organs though Tamil Nadu has adopted the ...

A pioneer all the way

The Karnataka Lingayat Education Society has played a significant role in the development of education in Karnataka, especially in the backward ...