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COVER STORY

27-02-2004

Battle Lines

Briefing

A package of promises

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
The NDA government presents a package of goodies aimed at certain constituencies in the Interim Budget, in a clear bid to deploy the state ...

The dissolution debate

The dissolution of the 13th Lok Sabha eight months ahead of the expiry of its term on the basis of a Cabinet recommendation raises questions of ...

On the electoral track

The tone and tenor of Railway Minister Nitish Kumar's Budget speech indicates that the two years of painful self-discipline on the financial ...

THE BATTLE LINES

In a hurry to take electoral advantage of the perceived `feel good' factor, the Bharatiya Janata Party gets the Lok Sabha dissolved prematurely ...

Institutes of excellence

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
THE Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has several autonomous and aided institutions under it, but none is more important than the Tata ...

Shabdo's shock

The murder of two social workers in a village in Bihar's Gaya district brings to the fore the issues of corruption and criminalisation of ...

Opening the sluice gates

A reading of the extensive literature on the "feast-or-famine" syndrome characteristic of capital flows to emerging markets shows that the ...

Operating EVMs

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
IN India, electronic voting machines (EVMs) are manufactured by two public sector companies, Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) and Electronics ...

Moving into election mode

Sri Lanka moves from a phase of political uncertainty to that of an electoral one as the President dissolves Parliament, and the LTTE is ...

Tried, but tested?

R. RAMACHANDRAN Cover Story
While the electronic voting machines in use in India are apparently foolproof and designed in a user-friendly manner, whether they have ...

`Nuclear electricity is the answer'

Advertorial
Interview with S.K. Jain, CMD, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has been on a ...

Thorium reactor on course

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
THE construction of the Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is all set to begin this year. The AHWR will use thorium, the "fuel of the future", ...

A verdict under scrutiny

The latest Delhi High Court judgment in the Bofors case raises more questions than it answers. in New Delhi ...

Doyen of community policing

R.K. RAGHAVAN Columns
On David Bayley, a scholar nonpareil to the aid of policing. LOOKING back on my long career with the Indian police I can recall many ...

A package of promises

V. SRIDHAR Cover Story
The NDA government presents a package of goodies aimed at certain constituencies in the Interim Budget, in a clear bid to deploy the state ...

The dissolution debate

The dissolution of the 13th Lok Sabha eight months ahead of the expiry of its term on the basis of a Cabinet recommendation raises questions of ...

A new horizon

B.S. PADMANABHAN Advertorial
With its direct-to-home initiative, which would allow the transmission of the public broadcaster's content to remote and inaccessible regions ...

Closing the global nuclear bazaar

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
Alarming disclosures about Pakistan's illicit sale of its atomic secrets should impel serious rethinking everywhere on relying on nuclear ...

World Social Forum

Other
The time has come to strike at the heart of pro-rich capitalism and neo-conservatism and struggle against the mind-boggling exploitation of the ...

`A countervailing force'

Advertorial
Interview with K.S. Sarma, CEO, Prasar Bharati. Close on the heels of Zee TV, the public broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, is set to launch ...

On the electoral track

The tone and tenor of Railway Minister Nitish Kumar's Budget speech indicates that the two years of painful self-discipline on the financial ...

THE BATTLE LINES

In a hurry to take electoral advantage of the perceived `feel good' factor, the Bharatiya Janata Party gets the Lok Sabha dissolved prematurely ...

Back to Ayodhya

PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI Cover Story
IT was Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani who first brought the Ayodhya issue to the forefront of the Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy to ...

The musical effect

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
ACCORDING to Dr. Moises Gaviria, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University of Chicago, and president of the International Neuropsychiatry ...

'Mental health is a public health issue'

The Nation
Interview with Moises Gaviria. Moises Gaviria, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, Illinois, United States, an ...

A shot in the dark

PRAVEEN SWAMI The Nation
Justice S.N. Phukan's first report on the Tehelka tapes provokes a furore. EVERYONE has heard the bang, but no one knows what the missile ...

Whose India is shining?

JAYATI GHOSH Columns
The advertisement blitzkrieg unleashed by the Vajpayee government hides the reality that income inequalities have increased dramatically and ...

A one-horse race

CHARU SINGH in Moscow World Affairs
Vladimir Putin's presidency is all set to roll on to a second term, thanks to his "managed democracy" and successful incumbency and the ...

The Haj tragedy

ATUL ANEJA in Bahrain World Affairs
Another tragedy involving Haj pilgrims claims more than 250 lives, and various suggestions are put forward to check such incidents, including a ...

The Hutton twist

HASAN SUROOR in London World Affairs
The conclusions of the Hutton report, which have surprised even ardent supporters of the Tony Blair government, may have dangerous consequences ...

Japanese troops for Iraq

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
FOR the first time since the Second World War, Japanese troops will be seeing military action outside their country. The government issued the ...

Targeting collaborators

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Two explosions on February 1 make it clear to the Americans that no part of Iraq is safe for them and Kurds too are active participants in the ...

Nuclear home truths

The Pakistani establishment seeks to absolve itself of all blame by getting the country's top scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan, to confess to the ...

Avian epidemic

R. RAMACHANDRAN World Affairs
Even as large parts of Asia reel under avian influenza or bird flu, there are fears that mutant species of the virus could transform the ...

Hero turned victim

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
DR. ABDUL QADEER KHAN'S transformation from a benefactor who provided the nuclear shield to Pakistan and protected it from the "evil eyes" of ...

A new horizon

B.S. PADMANABHAN Advertorial
With its direct-to-home initiative, which would allow the transmission of the public broadcaster's content to remote and inaccessible regions ...

World Social Forum

Other
The time has come to strike at the heart of pro-rich capitalism and neo-conservatism and struggle against the mind-boggling exploitation of the ...

`A countervailing force'

Advertorial
Interview with K.S. Sarma, CEO, Prasar Bharati. Close on the heels of Zee TV, the public broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, is set to launch ...

Vaiko on bail

Other
VAIKO, general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), was released on bail from the Central Prison, Vellore, on ...

Cola troubles

Other
THE Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has corroborated the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) claims of pesticide content in soft ...

The release of Peter Bleach

Other
BRITISH national Peter Bleach, convicted in the Purulia armsdrop incident of 1995 was granted a presidential pardon on January 30 after he ...

In McWorld, and of it also

The ways of the postmodern activist THE first part of this essay had looked at a piece of `postmodern' activism, intended to ...

Dissent in the Parivar

Gujarat's agriculture is in the grip of a crisis. The farmers' protest against the increase in power tariffs is only one aspect of it.

Industry and concerns

Two corporate groups announce investments totalling Rs.30,000 crores in Uttar Pradesh, but this need not bring further investment given the ...

On the BKI trail

THE activities of the Babbar Khalsa International from 2000 up to the Burail jailbreak: April 29, 2002: Police thwart a major conspiracy ...

A Governor's outburst

Bihar Governor Rama Jois' criticism of the Rabri Devi government draws flak from the Rashtriya Janata Dal and its allies, while the ...

Reversing land reforms

The gains made by Kerala through the land reform measures of the 1950s may be undone if the attempts at changing the limit on landholding and ...

Guarantee for Maheshwar

THE Maheshwar dam, one of the proposed big dams on the Narmada river, is India's first private hydroelectric project. Promoted by the S. Kumars ...

SELF-RELIANT AND WORLD CLASS

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
A MOOD of optimism pervades the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which is celebrating its golden jubilee. The DAE's main mandate is to ...

`Name anything, we have a capability'

Advertorial
Interview with Anil Kakodkar, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. On the occasion of the DAE's 50th anniversary, T.S. Subramanian met ...

Rising height, growing doubts

As approval for a crucial increase in the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam is awaited, there is concern about whether Maharashtra will complete ...

SELF-RELIANT AND WORLD CLASS

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
A MOOD of optimism pervades the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which is celebrating its golden jubilee. The DAE's main mandate is to ...

`Name anything, we have a capability'

Advertorial
Interview with Anil Kakodkar, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. On the occasion of the DAE's 50th anniversary, T.S. Subramanian met ...

A new dawn at Tarapur

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
"HOOK up, hook up", the man in blue overalls shouted into his walkie-talkie the instruction for the tower-crane operator. As six of us stood ...

Way ahead at Koodankulam

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
WHEN the Union Power Ministry asked S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, if the company could ...

Institutes of excellence

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
THE Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has several autonomous and aided institutions under it, but none is more important than the Tata ...

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