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COVER STORY

27-09-2002

Cauvery Tussle

Briefing

CRA, CMC and Supreme Court

The Cauvery River Authority (CRA) and the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) appear to have become disputation forums rather than the ...

THE CAUVERY TUSSLE

The crisis over the sharing of the waters of the Cauvery between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu brings to the fore yet again the necessity to evolve ...

'There is no emergency for Tamil Nadu'

Cover Story
Interview with H.K. Patil, the Karnataka Minister for Water Resources. When Frontline met H.K. Patil, the Karnataka Minister for Water ...

Mood in Karnataka

Release of Cauvery water sparks protests in Karnataka. BELLIGERENT statements and frayed tempers. Burning of effigies of Chief ...

A crisis in the rice economy

West Bengal's rice producers are fast becoming victims of State-level differences in the political control of agricultural cost structures and ...

A voice of sanity

MOHAN RAO Other
The NHRC's intervention in the matter of certain questionable provisions in the population policies of some States is a welcome step.

The terror of war

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN World Affairs
A year since September 11, 2001, the true character of the 'War on Terror' has become clear: far from being a war in the cause of civilisation, ...

A strategic entente

China's growing importance in the post-Cold War era becomes evident from a bout of diplomatic activity in Beijing, which sees high-level visits ...

Stand-off in Jerusalem

Palestinian leaders abandon the 'Gaza-Bethlehem First' talks aimed at easing pressure on its population after Israeli tank fire kills four of a ...

Europe's dilemmas

The United States would like the Europeans to show more stomach for its proposed war on Iraq. Europe's response has been incoherent: Italy and ...

The long road to Thailand

Given the traumatic experiences of past attempts at conflict resolution, the Thailand talks between the Sri Lankan government and the ...

Eurasia vs United States

GLYN FORD World Affairs
The second Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting in Manila slams U.S. unilateralism on issues relating to terrorism and environment.

India and Central Asia

RAHUL BEDI World Affairs
India's growing presence and role in the resources-rich and strategically significant Central Asian Region has important implications.

Conservation and some claims

MUKUL SHARMA World Affairs
Namibia's Community-Based Natural Resource Management programme, claimed to be southern Africa's most progressive people-centred conservation ...

The narco-politics of Afghanistan

ROMESH BHATTACHARJI World Affairs
The West's indifference towards opium cultivation in Afghanistan has ensured that narcotics, with their money-earning potential, will continue ...

Agendas for architecture

Other
A.G. KRISHNA MENON A Moment in Architecture by Gautam Bhatia; Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2002; pages 167, Rs.400. The Loneliness of a ...

Glimpses into Sri Lankan history

Other
V. SURYANARAYAN Alien Winds Across Paradise: A New Look on Sri Lanka's Foreign Relations through the Ages by Tyronne Fernando; Vikas ...

Mapping India under the Raj

Other
R. RAMACHANDRAN The Great Arc by John Keay; HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2000; pages 182 (paperback), 6.99 (in India: Rupa and Co.

Corruption and human rights

C. RAJ KUMAR The Nation
The human right to corruption-free service - some constitutional and international perspectives. IN his book Taking Rights ...

Drug trials and questions

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The suspension of clinical trials of a promising new anti-diabetes drug in humans following reports of drug-induced tumours in laboratory mice ...

Mixed response in Tamil Nadu

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Cover Story
THE mood in the Cauvery delta districts in Tamil Nadu swung from one of subdued joy to despair following the Supreme Court's directive ...

Distress over a formula

The seemingly consensual approach of the NDA government towards the Cauvery water dispute is an exercise in deception. GIVEN its ...

The Cauvery tangle - what's the way out?

RAMASWAMY R. IYER Cover Story
In order to get out of the great Cauvery tangle, it is necessary to pull back from two untenable and conflictual positions - the Harmon ...

'I was not happy about killing children'

The Nation
Interview with a Pakistani terrorist. With his fresh prison haircut, and lean from the weeks spent on the mountains of Poonch, Mohammad ...

Terror and democracy

Even as more people fall victim to the anti-election campaign of the terrorist organisations in the Jammu region, indications are that those ...

Bailing out a scam

Columns
The attempted bail-out of the Unit Trust of India by the government at the expense of the taxpayer is but a bid to protect those whose actions ...

The long road to Thailand

Given the traumatic experiences of past attempts at conflict resolution, the Thailand talks between the Sri Lankan government and the ...

Eurasia vs United States

GLYN FORD World Affairs
The second Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting in Manila slams U.S. unilateralism on issues relating to terrorism and environment.

India and Central Asia

RAHUL BEDI World Affairs
India's growing presence and role in the resources-rich and strategically significant Central Asian Region has important implications.

Conservation and some claims

MUKUL SHARMA World Affairs
Namibia's Community-Based Natural Resource Management programme, claimed to be southern Africa's most progressive people-centred conservation ...

The narco-politics of Afghanistan

ROMESH BHATTACHARJI World Affairs
The West's indifference towards opium cultivation in Afghanistan has ensured that narcotics, with their money-earning potential, will continue ...

End of a terror trail

The arrest (or was it a case of surrender?) of the Ranvir Sena's founder-chief could well mark a turning point in Bihar in more ways than one.

Mayawati in double trouble

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, through a series of administrative measures, has succeeded in antagonising the Centre and, more ...

A surge of dissidence

A storm is brewing in the Biju Janata Dal in Orissa after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expanded his Ministry and took disciplinary action ...

Micro-credit and mixed successes

The Andhra Pradesh government's rural micro-credit scheme for women is a successful model in poverty alleviation for poor women. Yet, questions ...

Looking back, into the future

Of bandhs and boycott of Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations in the northeastern States as an assertion of separatist intentions.

A crisis in the rice economy

West Bengal's rice producers are fast becoming victims of State-level differences in the political control of agricultural cost structures and ...

A voice of sanity

MOHAN RAO Other
The NHRC's intervention in the matter of certain questionable provisions in the population policies of some States is a welcome step.

Agendas for architecture

Other
A.G. KRISHNA MENON A Moment in Architecture by Gautam Bhatia; Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2002; pages 167, Rs.400. The Loneliness of a ...

Glimpses into Sri Lankan history

Other
V. SURYANARAYAN Alien Winds Across Paradise: A New Look on Sri Lanka's Foreign Relations through the Ages by Tyronne Fernando; Vikas ...

Mapping India under the Raj

Other
R. RAMACHANDRAN The Great Arc by John Keay; HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2000; pages 182 (paperback), 6.99 (in India: Rupa and Co.

The cable conundrum

Even as the conditional access system for cable television viewing is all set to be made a statutory requirement, the potential impact of the ...

America and the law

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of ...

Promise and potential

Southern Tamil Nadu has everything needed for all-round growth, and current trends indicate that the region is moving towards achieving its ...

Power from Koodankulam

WORK on the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), at what was once a deserted coastal site in Tirunelveli district, is racing ahead ...

The Veerappan game, again

Veerappan's latest action, the abduction of former Karnataka Minister Nagappa, underlines the weaknesses of the operations carried out to catch ...

'Veerappan is still in Karnataka'

Other
Interview with Walter I. Dawaram, Joint Special Task Force chief. Walter I. Dawaram, who has been at the helm of the two Special Task ...