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COVER STORY

24-09-2004

Tribal Travails

Briefing

Tourism and tribal rights

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Tourism has fetched some benefits to tribal areas, but its overall impact has been negative. THE limestone caves with formations of ...

How the tribal revolt began

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
THERE are nearly 70 million people in India belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, and they constitute over 8 per cent of the population. In all, ...

Always on the run

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VANKACHINTA is one of the 16 "illegal" villages in the Paderu panchayat in Visakhapatnam district. It does not exist in the Andhra Pradesh ...

Stifling tribal democracy

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COME monsoon, and the world used to shrink for the 22 villages in Thegalavalasu Panchayat of Visakhapatnam district. Tucked deep in the forests ...

More teeth to the law

THE National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, approved recently amendments to the existing Freedom of ...

`The Vatican has created an enemy and attacked it'

Social Issues
Immensely rich and diverse in schools of thought, the methodologies and theoretical paradigms employed, and the concerns addressed, feminist ...

A crackdown and some doubts

Pakistan has apparently stepped up the crackdown on Al Qaeda suspects, but the question whether the state has cut off all its links with ...

A crumbling edifice

SUDHIR RANIWALA Education
A new structure needs to be put in place to rejuvenate universities, which are now crippled by a loss of direction, poor governance, misplaced ...

A charter for division

The debates and furore preceding the defeat of the Permanent Residents (Disqualification) Bill in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly portend a ...

`Old age is not synonymous with ill health'

The Nation
Interview with Dr. Koshy Eapen "There is no need for the elderly to suffer as they do now. There are simple, cost-effective ways of ...

A cinema imbroglio

Kannada film producers coerce the Karnataka government to declare a seven-week moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films in the State ...

Marginalising Mahanta

The sidelining of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former Chief Minister and founder-president of the Asom Gana Parishad, within the party is complete, ...

A successful recovery

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Sriharikota Science & Technology
The test conducted over the Pulicat lake signals that the Indian Space Research Organisation is on track to launching the Space Capsule ...

The old and the ignored

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
With the population of elderly people rising, their health care has become a matter of concern especially since the family support system is ...

Gridlock in Assam

The August 15 bomb explosion in Dhemaji district is a strong reminder that the 25-year-old violent insurgency by the ULFA remains unresolved as ...

A long way to fly

The successful inaugural flight of Saras does not in any way alter the fact that India's first indigenous civilian aircraft has a serious ...

Muslim women in India

JAYATI GHOSH Columns
A new book provides a broad spectrum investigation into the socio-economic status of Muslim women in India, and delves into the roots of their ...

A communal plot

The violence by tribal people against Muslims in Rajasthan, apparently at the instigation of Sangh Parivar organisations, stops short of ...

Politics of a scam

The Karnataka government comes under strain as the Janata Dal (Secular), a constituent of the ruling coalition, demands a probe into charges of ...

A new role for trade?

The new trade policy of the Union government, by offering duty-free imports as an incentive for exports, threatens the viability of the ...

Undermining the laws

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Cover Story
Despite the existence of a plethora of Central and State laws to protect the tribal people, they are forced to live in deprivation. THE ...

Broken promises

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The tribal people of the Agency areas in Visakhapatnam district are caught in a vicious circle of illiteracy, disease and poverty despite ...

The `Samata judgment'

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IN 1987, Samata, a non-governmental organisation closely associated with 10 community-based institutions in 300 villages of Srikakulam, ...

A TRIBAL STRUGGLE

The Andhra Pradesh government and private companies are pressuring people in the Integrated Tribal Development Agency areas of Visakhapatnam ...

Beyond the last frontier

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SPECIAL rights, guarantees and privileges promised by the Constitution mean little to the nearly 40 lakh tribal people of Andhra Pradesh's ...

Democratic dysfunction

The parliamentary paralysis that led to important Bills being passed without debate and the disrespect shown to the Speaker are seen as ...

A bloody trail

Russia mourns the death of about 400 people, most of them children, following the terrorist siege of a school in North Ossetia. in Moscow ...

Najaf and after

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Peace returns to the holy city as the U.S. Army and the Mahdi militia of Moqtada al-Sadr agree on a five-point deal, but the occupation forces ...

A strategic rethink

President Bush's plan for a troop reduction in East Asia perturbs the leaders of several countries in the region, who hope that the move will ...

A setback to politics

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
PAKISTAN has a brand new Prime Minister in Shaukat Aziz. He is acknowledged as intelligent, humane, suave and efficient. But the appointment ...

A crackdown and some doubts

Pakistan has apparently stepped up the crackdown on Al Qaeda suspects, but the question whether the state has cut off all its links with ...

For informed action

The Delhi Right to Information Act has enabled urban disadvantaged people to get their grievances redressed, but there is no system in place to ...

More teeth to the law

THE National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, approved recently amendments to the existing Freedom of ...

A charter for division

The debates and furore preceding the defeat of the Permanent Residents (Disqualification) Bill in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly portend a ...

A cinema imbroglio

Kannada film producers coerce the Karnataka government to declare a seven-week moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films in the State ...

Marginalising Mahanta

The sidelining of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former Chief Minister and founder-president of the Asom Gana Parishad, within the party is complete, ...

Gridlock in Assam

The August 15 bomb explosion in Dhemaji district is a strong reminder that the 25-year-old violent insurgency by the ULFA remains unresolved as ...

A communal plot

The violence by tribal people against Muslims in Rajasthan, apparently at the instigation of Sangh Parivar organisations, stops short of ...

Politics of a scam

The Karnataka government comes under strain as the Janata Dal (Secular), a constituent of the ruling coalition, demands a probe into charges of ...

An uphill task in Uttar Pradesh

The absence of a capable leader and the political skills of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav hamper the Congress(I)'s efforts to reclaim its ...

A vision for rural India

B.S. PADMANABHAN Advertorial
With its grand Mission 2007 project, the Chennai-based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation plans to promote rural prosperity by focussing on ...

Dam and deluge

The heavy monsoon rain in August results in the flooding of the Narmada, increases the inflow into the Saradar Sarovar dam and causes the ...

A rough ride ahead

Oommen Chandy, who replaces A.K. Antony as Kerala's Chief Minister, has unenviable tasks at hand - refurbish the image of an unpopular ...

Knowledge at their doorsteps

B.S. PADMANABHAN Advertorial
THE Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with the MSSRF to harness the tools of the space age for rural development ...

Action plan for connectivity

B.S. PADMANABHAN Advertorial
THE success of Mission 2007 depends to large extent on the level of telecommunication connectivity. If the recommendations of the Telecom ...

For information empowerment

Advertorial
Interview with Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, Mission 2007. "It is the largest global effort to reach information and communication ...

The Athens extravaganza

High-voltage competition at the Athens Olympics keeps sports lovers the world over enthralled for sixteen days. recently in Athens ...