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COVER STORY

22-10-2004

Public Power and Empire

Briefing

Public Power in the Age of Empire

ARUNDHATI ROY Cover Story
Modern democracy is in a profound crisis - political space for people is reduced and national governments are powerless before the rush of ...

Commissions and omissions

The Planning Commission's decision to disband all the consultative groups, in response to the Left parties' opposition to the inclusion in them ...

Emphasis on education

Advertorial
THE Akshara Dasoha, or the midday meal scheme, was extended last year from the seven northern districts to all the districts of the State.

A promising start

With a mature leadership and a firm commitment to its programmatic objectives of development and social justice, the coalition government in ...

For the welfare of the poor

Advertorial
Interview with Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A backward class leader of reckoning, Siddaramaiah is Karnataka's Deputy Chief ...

Bilateral bonhomie

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf discuss bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with greater understanding ...

Battles within

The power struggle among the second line leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party intensifies. in New Delhi "DAMAGE control is the ...

Focus on farmers' welfare

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THE phenomenon of suicides by farmers that Karnataka has been witness to over the past few years represents the tragic human dimension of an ...

A glimmer of hope

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
In his first foreign tour as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh tries to revive some of India's traditional foreign policy stances but the record ...

BJP's failing tactics

Other
This refers to the Cover Story ("BJP's failing tactics", October 8). The British were happy to release Savarkar because his Hindu nation theory ...

UPA's identity dilemma

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
The ruling alliance is sending out contradictory signals about where it stands on major issues of policy vis-a-vis the Hindutva Right and the ...

A man of vision

Dr. Raja Ramanna, 1925 - 2004. "Out of the uncertain beginnings in the 1950s, if we have today achieved the status of a `developed ...

Rethinking science administration

The Prime Minister's proposal to set up an apex Science Advisory Council is viewed with scepticism by the scientific community in the light of ...

Tribal people and the law

Letters
The common thread running through the Cover Story articles on the tribal people of Visakhapatnam district ("Tribal travails", September 24) was ...

Politics of a celebration

The six-month-long Taj Festival to commemorate 350 years of the monument opens on a sour note owing to the friction between the Centre and the ...

Public Power in the Age of Empire

ARUNDHATI ROY Cover Story
Modern democracy is in a profound crisis - political space for people is reduced and national governments are powerless before the rush of ...

A creator with social concern

Mulk Raj Anand, 1905-2004. WITH the passing away of Mulk Raj Anand, India has lost one of its great progressive writers. He belonged to a ...

Bilateral bonhomie

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf discuss bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with greater understanding ...

A glimmer of hope

JOHN CHERIAN The Nation
In his first foreign tour as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh tries to revive some of India's traditional foreign policy stances but the record ...

APCO's role

Social Issues
According to recent APCO rules, if the stocks are not sold in the market within three months of their procurement from the cooperatives, the ...

Indonesia's transition

The victory of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a former General, in the Indonesian presidential elections, revives questions about the role of the ...

Targeting democracy

CHARU SINGH in Moscow World Affairs
The political and security-related reforms proposed by President Putin are widely seen as an attempt to concentrate power in the Kremlin's ...

`We are on the correct path'

World Affairs
Selvam Adaikkalanathan, 42, joined the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) at the age of 15 and became its president after the killing ...

Of democracy and tolerance

World Affairs
Shankar Rajee, 55, is a founder-member of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation (EROS), one of the earliest militant groups. He had his initial ...

`Not on the right path'

World Affairs
Kathiravelu Nithyananda Douglas Devananda, 47, is the secretary general of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), the most vocal critic of ...

Turkey's new aspiration

BISWAJIT CHOUDHURY World Affairs
Turkey reforms a 78-year-old penal code and shelves a controversial move to reimpose a ban on adultery in a bid to enter the European Union.

THE FUTURE OF TAMIL NATIONALISM

World Affairs
Thirty years after militant Tamil nationalism came to the fore in Sri Lanka, its core demand - greater sharing of political powers between the ...

The hype on high-tech

The apparent easing of curbs on high-technology exports to India by the United States is not substantive, especially in the areas of space and ...

Land of inequalities

The land question comes to the fore in Tamil Nadu as the Land Ceiling Act remains ineffective even after four decades of its enactment.

Elusive little acres

CHINNAMUTHU, a cobbler aged about 70 years, sits under a tree near the bus stop of a small town on the Dindigul-Palani road. He is in a place ...

The ground realities

THE 1961 Land Ceiling Act was notified on October 2, 1962, but came into force with retrospective effect from April 6, 1960. Under its ...

Televised trauma

The live telecast of a `panchayat' that decided the fate of a woman caught between two husbands raises questions about the media's role and ...

Confronting naxalism

At a meet organised by the Union Home Ministry in Hyderabad consensus eludes States on a unified approach to tackle the growing problem of ...

Time for talks

N. RAHUL Other
AFTER much dilly-dallying over the issue of naxalites carrying weapons in their areas of operation during the peace process in Andhra Pradesh, ...

The diagnostic dilemma

The lack of regulatory standards for diagnostic laboratories has given rise to questions about their practices but the laboratories find the ...

Targeting missionaries

A criminal assault on nuns of the Missionaries of Charity in Kerala, the first such incident involving the organisation in the country, raises ...

The accreditation process

THE government's accreditation programme for clinical laboratories launched in 1998 by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and ...

Towards an entente

With a series of measures for the benefit of tribal people, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik makes a conciliatory gesture to the naxalites ...

Secular divide

Through its byelection campaign, the Congress intensifies its battle with the ruling Samajwadi Party for the secular space in U.P. THE ...

PDS priorities

Advertorial
ONE of the immediate consequences of the withdrawal of the universal public distribution system (PDS) and replacing it with a targeted system ...

For growth with equity

Advertorial
Interview with Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh. HAVING run Karnataka's first coalition government, albeit for just four months, Chief ...

Emphasis on education

Advertorial
THE Akshara Dasoha, or the midday meal scheme, was extended last year from the seven northern districts to all the districts of the State.

A promising start

With a mature leadership and a firm commitment to its programmatic objectives of development and social justice, the coalition government in ...

Tremors in the Shiv Sena

Open rebellion and leadership issues dent the image of the Shiv Sena as a cadre-based party with an unquestioned command structure. in ...

Lessons from Canada

PHILIPPE CULLET Science & Technology
The Canadian Supreme Court's judgment in a case involving Monsanto offers relevant pointers to policy-making in respect of liability and ...

For the welfare of the poor

Advertorial
Interview with Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A backward class leader of reckoning, Siddaramaiah is Karnataka's Deputy Chief ...

Focus on farmers' welfare

Advertorial
THE phenomenon of suicides by farmers that Karnataka has been witness to over the past few years represents the tragic human dimension of an ...