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COVER STORY

17-12-2004

Reaching Out

Briefing

An uneasy truce

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz's visit to New Delhi brings the Kashmir issue into focus, coming as it does in the wake of Manmohan ...

A PROMISING START

The initiatives the "non-politician" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has launched for "problem States" such as Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and ...

Note of conciliation

Manmohan Singh does not offer any fresh package for the northeastern States, but his approach is characterised by an understanding of the ...

Rooted in history

The problems of the northeastern region, fundamentally related to certain historical facts, simply do not admit any solutions manipulated by ...

The legal position

MENTALLY ill prisoners are often the most hapless victims of human rights violations. In 2000, they constituted around 0.1 per cent of the ...

Sankaracharya's arrest

Other
Apropos the Cover Story on the arrest of the head of the Kanchi Mutt ("Behind the arrest", December 3), it is preposterous to depict any mutt ...

For a national liquor policy

PARVATHI MENON The Nation
THE AIDWA is the first national women's organisation to call for the formulation of a national policy on liquor. The past decade has seen an ...

Tale of an undertrial

Jai Singh, a mentally ill person arrested on a charge of murder, has spent the past 28 years as an undertrial, much of the time in a mental ...

`The project is a tremendous success'

Advertorial
Interview with Dr. N.S. Murali, honorary secretary, VHS. Dr. N.S. Murali, honorary secretary, Voluntary Health Services Hospital, which ...

Coping with the crisis

in Kancheepuram WITH Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi, the Junior Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, returning to the Sankara Mutt in ...

The APAC experience

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The Chennai-based AIDS Prevention and Control Project has, in the last nine years, contributed immensely to spreading awareness about and ...

An uneasy truce

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz's visit to New Delhi brings the Kashmir issue into focus, coming as it does in the wake of Manmohan ...

For a people's movement

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The key to APAC's success lies in its community-based approach to prevention. APAC believes strongly in involving the whole community in ...

The course of law

Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the Kanchi Sankaracharya, is in prison, denied bail in the Sankararaman murder case and arrested again in a case of ...

Playing politics

S. VISWANATHAN Social Issues
The Sangh Parivar tries to communalise the Sankaracharya's arrest, in a desperate effort to regain the political ground it lost in the Lok ...

The Tiger threat

Other
"WE declare here at Thimpu, without rancour, and with patience, that we shall speak at Thimpu, or for that matter anywhere else, on behalf of ...

A chauvinistic turn

Other
YASH CHOPRA'S Hindi blockbuster Veer-Zaara may or may not be a huge box office attraction but the release of the film in a handful of theatres ...

A PROMISING START

The initiatives the "non-politician" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has launched for "problem States" such as Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and ...

A desperate fight

in Ranchi IN the face of a string of electoral setbacks, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now clutching on to the tiny State of Jharkhand in ...

The Hindutva road

L.K. Advani's statement at the BJP conclave in Ranchi that the party was the "Chosen Instrument of the Divine" betrays a desire to embrace the ...

A package for Kashmir

LUV PURI Cover Story
The Prime Minister's economic package for Jammu and Kashmir is a welcome decision, but real development can take place only after peace returns ...

The real concerns

LUV PURI Cover Story
Manmohan Singh's initiative pays attention mainly to the economic needs of the State. There is some disappointment in the Valley that it does ...

For a national liquor policy

PARVATHI MENON The Nation
THE AIDWA is the first national women's organisation to call for the formulation of a national policy on liquor. The past decade has seen an ...

Turmoil in Ivory Coast

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The country is on the verge of a civil war as an Air Force attack on a base of the French peacekeeping force breaks the 18-month-old ceasefire ...

Children pay the price

EVIDENCE has begun to emerge of civilians, including children, who were seriously injured in the U.S. assault on Falluja. As American troops ...

On the right track

Special Representatives of India and China conclude on a positive note the fourth round of their discussions on the border dispute between the ...

Sudan's peace and war

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The government of Sudan signs an agreement with the rebels in the south pledging to end Africa's longest-running civil war, but conflict soon ...

The APAC experience

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The Chennai-based AIDS Prevention and Control Project has, in the last nine years, contributed immensely to spreading awareness about and ...

For a people's movement

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The key to APAC's success lies in its community-based approach to prevention. APAC believes strongly in involving the whole community in ...

The Tiger threat

Other
"WE declare here at Thimpu, without rancour, and with patience, that we shall speak at Thimpu, or for that matter anywhere else, on behalf of ...

A chauvinistic turn

Other
YASH CHOPRA'S Hindi blockbuster Veer-Zaara may or may not be a huge box office attraction but the release of the film in a handful of theatres ...

Going beyond prevention

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
THE incidence of HIV is rising in Tamil Nadu and the disease is manifesting itself in the form of various opportunistic infections. As the ...

For complete awareness

Advertorial
Interview with S.Y. Quraishi. The National AIDS Control Organisation is the nodal agency in the Government of India that deals with every ...

The American way of life

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graff, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor; Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, 2003; pages ...

Surprises from China

The 2000-year-old Chinese art of print-making has evolved into a fine art form, absorbing and reflecting the ideas of different ages in Chinese ...

Education and new challenges

Transformative Links between Higher and Basic Education - Mapping the Field, edited by Karuna Chanana; Sage Publications; New Delhi, 2004; ...

Dons in a new role

Three prominent ganglords make it to the Maharashtra Assembly this time. Does this mean an indictment of the democratic polity, which has ...

A management success

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
THE Goa Institute of Management (GIM) was set up in 1993, largely thanks to the enthusiasm of Father R. D'Souza, S.J., former Director of the ...

Aiding defence

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
ADVANCED Composites Pvt., Ltd., an ISO 9001 company, was incorporated in 1988 and is situated at Bicholim Industrial Estate, Bicholim, Goa. The ...

A paradise on the west coast

Tourism accounts for a major share in Goa's revenues, but the State is also a growing centre of other environment-friendly industries. in ...

Caste terror

At a public hearing in Haryana, participants narrate incidents in which caste panchayats played a serious role in making life difficult for ...

A criminal legacy

Even two decades after the disaster, Union Carbide refuses to face criminal charges and the Indian authorities, in breach of their obligation ...

Making marine engineers

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
IT was a time when government institutes were unable to meet the demand for marine engineers caused by the increased trade activities generated ...

Safety first

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
THE Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), a Navaratna public sector undertaking, has established in-house institutes to support core ...

`The project is a tremendous success'

Advertorial
Interview with Dr. N.S. Murali, honorary secretary, VHS. Dr. N.S. Murali, honorary secretary, Voluntary Health Services Hospital, which ...

The APAC experience

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The Chennai-based AIDS Prevention and Control Project has, in the last nine years, contributed immensely to spreading awareness about and ...

For a people's movement

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
The key to APAC's success lies in its community-based approach to prevention. APAC believes strongly in involving the whole community in ...

Going beyond prevention

ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR Advertorial
THE incidence of HIV is rising in Tamil Nadu and the disease is manifesting itself in the form of various opportunistic infections. As the ...

For complete awareness

Advertorial
Interview with S.Y. Quraishi. The National AIDS Control Organisation is the nodal agency in the Government of India that deals with every ...

A management success

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
THE Goa Institute of Management (GIM) was set up in 1993, largely thanks to the enthusiasm of Father R. D'Souza, S.J., former Director of the ...

Aiding defence

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
ADVANCED Composites Pvt., Ltd., an ISO 9001 company, was incorporated in 1988 and is situated at Bicholim Industrial Estate, Bicholim, Goa. The ...

A paradise on the west coast

Tourism accounts for a major share in Goa's revenues, but the State is also a growing centre of other environment-friendly industries. in ...

Making marine engineers

ANIL SASTRY Advertorial
IT was a time when government institutes were unable to meet the demand for marine engineers caused by the increased trade activities generated ...