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COVER STORY

05-11-2004

Winning spree

Briefing

U.P.: The race for bronze

"OUR political plans have had a fair measure of success in India's second most populous State but we seem to be far away from repeating the ...

An experiment half done

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
THE school is easily identifiable. It is the hut from which a din is issuing in an otherwise silent hamlet. Action songs are being belted out ...

Slums in the limelight

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
THE infamous Dagdi Chawl of South Mumbai is sparing no expense to celebrate the victory of their local hero, underworld don Arun Gawli alias ...

Uphill task for Apang

With factionalism simmering in the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party expanding its influence on the ground, Gegong Apang faces a tough ...

Dealing with insecurity

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) has brought out a report on the various social insecurities that characterise the current era. The ...

Of globalisation and new insecurities

The Nation
Interview with Dr Guy Standing, Director, ILO Socio-Economic Security Programme. Dr. Guy Standing, Director of the International Labour ...

Vajpayee's poetic voice

21 Poems by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, translated by Pavan K. Varma; Viking, Penguin-India, 2000; Rs.195. IN April this year, after the ...

The Vietnam parallel

World Affairs
In both Vietnam and Iraq, the U.S.' practice has not matched its claims about the spread of democracy. And to exit Iraq without victory would ...

The motions of democracy

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The first presidential election in Afghanistan is marred by complaints of fraud and the perception that the U.S. support for Hamid Karzai ...

The snake charmers' dilemma

The snake charmers of Nimo Malpara in West Bengal have formed a cooperative in the hope of getting financial assistance to start snake farms.

Trans-Atlantic thunder

For the first time, Indian Air Force fighter jets land on foreign soil during peacetime, to take part in the Ex-Cooperative Cope Thunder war ...

The second salvo

The launch of a new political party by `Col' Karuna, signs of fissures in the LTTE leadership and the delay in the resumption of peace ...

A national hero?

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The issue of Savarkar conceals within it potent vials of poison which will destroy India's nationalism and its democracy unless it is exposed ...

The Declaration

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
AFTER a series of consultations with hundreds of tribal, indigenous and Adivasi representatives at the local, zonal, State and regional levels, ...

A `primitive' perspective

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR The Nation
A national assembly of indigenous people rejects the draft National Policy on Tribals on the grounds that it violates their rights and shows ...

A defective document

ASHISH KOTHARI The Nation
The draft National Environment Policy marks an advance from the past approaches but has basic flaws that would limit its effectiveness. A ...

The smell of success

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
THE sense of smell is perhaps the most complex among the sensory perceptions in animals and humans. Its aesthetic value apart, smell is an ...

A song of life

SIDDHARTH NARRAIN The Nation
The remarkable story of a girl who defied disability to become an accomplished musician. BENZY KUMAR, 10, swings gently to the rhythm of ...

The Indian connection

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
THERE is an Indian connection, though a bit removed, to the Nobel award winning work of deciphering the olfactory system. The study of how we ...

Man, goddess and monocled cobra

IN Musharu, a quaint little pastoral village about 40 km from Bardhman town, snake charmers are not allowed. Man and snake have lived together ...

CONGRESS' WINNING SPREE

The track record of the United Progressive Alliance government and the positive public image of its leaders spoil the best laid plans of the ...

The Pawar difference

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
The Nationalist Congress Party gets a new lease of life thanks to the political sagacity of its leader Sharad Pawar. BILLED as one of the ...

Winners and losers

in Mumbai SHARAD PAWAR is a man with a mission and his mission is to prove that not only will his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ...

The BSP's role

DIONNE BUNSHA Cover Story
"THE balance of power." That is how Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati described her party's role in the closely contested ...

A bitter harvest

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
LIKE the proverbial snake that ate itself, mismanagement of the sugar industry is catching up in Western Maharashtra. From making people's ...

THE ISSUES IN FOCUS

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
"Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram. Pani to milta hi nahin. Kya fayda vote dene se." (Politicians come and go. Elections don't solve our water problem. Why ...

The defunct button

DIONNE BUNSHA in Nagpur, Wardha and Yavatmal "PRESS the right button and all your loans and electricity bills will be wiped out." That ...

Shiv Sena at a crossroads

ANUPAMA KATAKAM Cover Story
The feud in the Thackeray family, rebels and an ambiguous and shifting political strategy push the party to the brink. THE Shiv Sena, ...

The Dalit factor

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
Dalit voters shift their allegiance to other parties as those claiming to represent them face a leadership crisis. FOR little over a ...

Of mighty men and development drought

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
THE history of development in Marathwada has been strangely at odds with the number of people from the region gaining the highest positions of ...

No industry, no Solapur

The powerloom and beedi industries suffered owing to liberalisation and many of its workers were pushed into insecure, informal work as ...

A defective document

ASHISH KOTHARI The Nation
The draft National Environment Policy marks an advance from the past approaches but has basic flaws that would limit its effectiveness. A ...

The smell of success

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
THE sense of smell is perhaps the most complex among the sensory perceptions in animals and humans. Its aesthetic value apart, smell is an ...

A song of life

SIDDHARTH NARRAIN The Nation
The remarkable story of a girl who defied disability to become an accomplished musician. BENZY KUMAR, 10, swings gently to the rhythm of ...

The Indian connection

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
THERE is an Indian connection, though a bit removed, to the Nobel award winning work of deciphering the olfactory system. The study of how we ...

POTA reinvented

The much-criticised Prevention of Terrorism Act goes, but the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act threatens to take its place with a ...

The case against MPLADS

Although various committees have recommended a "thorough review" of the MPLAD Scheme in view of the serious irregularities in its ...

Petrol and politics

A Supreme Court-appointed committee recommends the cancellation of 297 "improper" allotments of petrol pumps made by the National Democratic ...

Dealing with insecurity

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI The Nation
THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) has brought out a report on the various social insecurities that characterise the current era. The ...

Of globalisation and new insecurities

The Nation
Interview with Dr Guy Standing, Director, ILO Socio-Economic Security Programme. Dr. Guy Standing, Director of the International Labour ...

Press workers' protest

Hindustan Times Limited's decision to dismiss 362 workers draws criticism from trade unions. in New Delhi IN an unprecedented move ...

Classical then, and now

S. VISWANATHAN Social Issues
GREEK and Latin were the first to be recognised as classical languages thanks to their antiquity and rich literary and cultural heritage.

The second salvo

The launch of a new political party by `Col' Karuna, signs of fissures in the LTTE leadership and the delay in the resumption of peace ...

Dying for work in Baran

The Sahariyas, a tribal community inhabiting Baran district of Rajasthan, are fighting to stave off hunger and death; 15 of them, mostly ...

The American offer

THE United States Ambassador to India David C. Mulford's letter to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland, offering the Federal Bureau of ...

Defending the people's good

V. SRIDHAR Advertorial
In a relatively short period of its existence, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has provided exceptional telecom services in southern India in the ...

`We do not work only for profits'

Advertorial
Interview with K.B. Brahmadathan, Chief General Manager, Chennai Telephones. K.B. Brahmadathan, Chief General Manager, Chennai ...

A man behind the Plan

A tribute to K.N. Raj, a teacher and an economist closely associated with India's development process for about half-a-century, on the occasion ...

Maldives' moves

Other
ON October 14, the Constituent Assembly (Special Majlis) of the Maldives resumed its sitting and elected a new President and Vice-President, ...

`We will be number one'

Advertorial
Interview with K. Sridhara, Chief General Manager, BSNL-Tamilnadu Telecom Circle. Born in June 1949, K. Sridhara joined the Department of ...

Of installation and construction

Advertorial
Interview with B.P.S. Pai, Chief General Manager, BSNL Southern Telecom Projects. B.P.S. Pai, Chief General Manager (CGM), BSNL Southern ...

`Our capacity is enormous'

Advertorial
Interview with K. Balakrishnan, Chief General Manager, BSNL Southern Telecom Region. K. Balakrishnan took over as Chief General Manager ...

TRANS-HIMALAYAN MURALS

The surviving paintings of the trans-Himalayan monasteries are the most sublime manifestations of the philosophical outlook of Vajrayana ...

Tribute to Myron Weiner

India and the Politics of Developing Countries: Essays in Memory of Myron Weiner, edited by Ashutosh Varshney; Sage Publications, New Delhi, ...

Vajpayee's poetic voice

21 Poems by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, translated by Pavan K. Varma; Viking, Penguin-India, 2000; Rs.195. IN April this year, after the ...

`Our capacity is enormous'

Advertorial
Interview with K. Balakrishnan, Chief General Manager, BSNL Southern Telecom Region. K. Balakrishnan took over as Chief General Manager ...

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