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COVER STORY

30-01-2004

Towards Amity

Briefing

`We have every reason to want peace'

Cover Story
Interview with Syed Nazir Ahmad Kashani. REPUTED, fairly or otherwise, to be among the most closed and secretive political organisations ...

`Looking at flexibility, maybe a compromise'

Cover Story
Interview with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. FOR decades, secessionist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have made the demand for a plebiscite - the ...

Sense of betrayal

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
IN Pakistan, the Urdu press is regarded as the reservoir of passion and emotion and its English counterpart a reflection of reasoned analysis ...

The hurdles ahead

For the first time in decades, there is hope about the prospect of durable peace in the Kashmir Valley. But evidence on the ground indicates ...

The age of `neocons'

World Affairs
Neoconservative intellectuals have helped fashion a new ideology for the Republican Party in the arena of foreign policy. Their agenda is ...

Struggle and progress

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Taking a look at the achievements of Cuba on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the revolution. IT was on January 1, 1959, that the ...

Dissecting a directive

Uniform Civil Code: A Mirage? by M.P. Raju, Media House, Delhi, 2003; pages 400, Rs.395. THERE has been a lively debate in the media on ...

On the right to strike

International and European Protection of the Right to Strike by Tonia Novitz; Oxford University Press; pages 419, 70. WHEN the Supreme ...

A blueprint for change

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
President Hamid Karzai's scheme for a political transition in Afghanistan gets legitimacy with the Grand Assembly approving the draft ...

`We have to be able to recover our costs'

Books
Interview with Prof. Martin Blume, Editor-in-Chief, American Physical Society. In 1996, Professor Martin Blume, a condensed matter ...

Politics of protest

Beijing sees a Western role in the spate of public protests in Hong Kong against the introduction of a new security Bill. in Singapore ...

Another comeback for `Red Ken'

MICHAEL HINDLEY World Affairs
With an eye on London's mayoral election, New Labour readmits into its fold Ken Livingstone, an old-fashioned socialist with popular appeal.

Beating the handicap

At a camp for the disabled, it was adventure with a difference. in Samsing Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd ...

Nationalist resurgence

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
A deteriorating law and order situation and a declining economy prompt Serbians to move closer to the nationalist parties, as is evident from ...

Taking stock of a revolution

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN Science & Technology
The World Summit on the Information Society issues a ringing endorsement of the role of Information Technology in development, but fails to ...

In the name of Shivaji

PUNE has rightly been recognised as an outstanding home of high learning and scholastic excellence. The Bhandarkar Institute has, in no small ...

CAS confusion in Delhi

The conditional access system for cable television viewing creates much confusion in South Delhi, throwing up the urgent need for a super ...

A debate on distortions

PARVATHI MENON The Nation
FOR a forum that sees its primary task as providing a platform for historians to share the fruits of research, the Indian History Congress' ...

HOW ADVANI WENT SCOT-FREE

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The Rae Bareli court judgment in the Ayodhya case discharging Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani is against the weight of the entire evidence ...

Crime against women

R.K. RAGHAVAN Columns
A mere legal approach by way of special laws and enhanced punishment cannot check increasing atrocities on women. The community as a whole has ...

Looking ahead

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
In a significant break from the past, the 12th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation concludes historic agreements on ...

TOWARDS AMITY

Two years of brinkmanship is officially over as Prime Minister Vajpayee and President Pervez Musharraf announce on the sidelines of the SAARC ...

A `deal' for peace

Pakistan's response to Vajpayee's initiative has to be evaluated in the context of the U.S. position on terrorism post-September 11 and the ...

Concerns of history

The 64th session of the Indian History Congress in Mysore takes note of the widening gap between historical research and its popular ...

Sops for the elite

V. SRIDHAR The Nation
The NDA government's unprecedented election-eve fiscal measures, aimed at wooing the well-heeled, are criticised as violative of parliamentary ...

Towards a breakthrough

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
India and Pakistan could make history by sustaining a dialogue process and normalising mutual relations, but they will have to work hard and ...

Angst of an island

In this year of elections, Sri Lanka can ill-afford a continuance of the stalemate on the political and conflict-resolution fronts that marked ...

The age of `neocons'

World Affairs
Neoconservative intellectuals have helped fashion a new ideology for the Republican Party in the arena of foreign policy. Their agenda is ...

Struggle and progress

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Taking a look at the achievements of Cuba on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the revolution. IT was on January 1, 1959, that the ...

A blueprint for change

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
President Hamid Karzai's scheme for a political transition in Afghanistan gets legitimacy with the Grand Assembly approving the draft ...

A controversial project

The Rs.2,000-crore project which entails the acquisition of 8,077.2 hectares of land for a toll expressway between Bangalore and Mysore is ...

A tradition of industry

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
Besides traditional industries, such as automobile components, textile machinery and pumps, Coimbatore's entrepreneurs now run poultry farms, ...

An ambitious vision

THE genesis of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP) goes back to the late 1980s when the State government sought ...

A judicial intervention

The ruling of a Single Bench of the Kerala High Court that the Coca-Cola unit in Palakkad district find alternative water sources for its high ...

GROWING CONFIDENCE

Industrial activity in Coimbatore, particularly in the textile and engineering sectors, is picking up after a period of recession, and there ...

Politics of vandalism

Invaluable books and artefacts have been destroyed in an attack on the Bhandarkar Institute in Pune by members of the `Sambhaji Brigade'.

Bail for Nedumaran

AS the 70-year-old P. Nedumaran, founder of the Tamil Nationalist Movement, stepped out of the Cuddalore Central Prison on the morning of ...

A secular front in the South

In a quick realignment of forces, the secular parties in Tamil Nadu unite under the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, leaving in the process the BJP ...

The cotton classic

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
The turning of every crisis into an opportunity has been the key to the rise of Coimbatore since the days it was known as Kongu Nadu.

A volte-face in Karnataka

The Karnataka government makes a surprise decision to hand over to the CBI the multi-crore stamp paper scam, even as it leads to the ...

Nurturing health and education

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
Industrial groups have set up more than 65 trusts, which run hospitals and educational institutions that provide affordable healthcare and ...

Infrastructure advantage

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
Coimbatore boasts good roads, a high level of telecom connectivity and immense potential in IT, besides a district administration alive to its ...

Crackdown in Bhutan

Other
While India can thank Bhutan for the long-awaited action against Indian insurgents using its territory it must now be prepared for an adverse ...

Reviving the tanks

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
PROJECT SIRUTHULI, pioneered by a group of corporate houses in Coimbatore, aims at conserving and storing water to tide over the scarcity ...

The 'free access' debate

Open access to scientific journals is beneficial to scholars and has wide support as a concept, but it needs viable revenue models and great ...

Infrastructure advantage

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
Coimbatore boasts good roads, a high level of telecom connectivity and immense potential in IT, besides a district administration alive to its ...

Reviving the tanks

ASHA KRISHNAMUKAR Advertorial
PROJECT SIRUTHULI, pioneered by a group of corporate houses in Coimbatore, aims at conserving and storing water to tide over the scarcity ...

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