COVER STORY

28-07-2006

Maximum Terror

Briefing

Trust deficit

The explosions have come ahead of an important punctuation mark in the India-Pakistan composite dialogue process. NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN in ...

Missing strategy

LYLA BAVADAM Cover Story
The Mumbai bombings expose the deficiencies of the emergency services and the lack of surveillance. LYLA BAVADAM in MumbaI & ...

Maximum Terror and its mechanics

PRAVEEN SWAMI Cover Story
Evidence points to a Lashkar-e-Taiba role in the serial explosions on trains in Mumbai on July 11. PRAVEEN SWAMI in Mumbai ...

United they stand

Cover Story
In the chaotic aftermath of the blasts, ordinary Mumbaikars offered whatever help they could to the victims and their relatives. Tired of ...

Train to Lhasa

PALLAVI AIYAR World Affairs
The Qinghai-Tibet railway is an engineering marvel and the Chinese government hopes it will bring about an economic renaissance in Tibet.

Jehadi outlook

Fawaz Gerges is a scholar and commentator who has written extensively on West Asia and U.S. foreign policy. IN Somalia this year, the ...

Summer siege

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
Israel sticks to its doctrine of disproportionate response by pounding Palestine in retaliation for the abduction of a soldier. ISRAEL'S ...

Memorable mission

S. VISWANATHAN Arts & Culture
The tercentenary of Tranquebar Lutheran Mission is celebrated in Chennai. THE year 2006 is significant for at least two principal ...

LTTE VS UNICEF

World Affairs
THE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is listed as a terrorist or unlawful organisation in several countries. Amazingly, this has done ...

In reform mode

P. S. SURYANARAYANA World Affairs
The mood in Vietnam, as it finds itself poised to enter the WTO, is one of hope and introspection. P. S. SURYANARAYANA in Singapore ...

Worship and religious inquiry

BHASKAR GHOSE Columns
The almost desperate embracing of Western thought by scholars of religion, moving away from the people, has robbed religion of its vitality.

A divisive deal

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
While undermining the cause of peace, the India-U.S. nuclear deal is dividing domestic opinion and stoking an ultra-conservative reaction.

Testing times

P. S. SURYANARAYANA World Affairs
North Korea test-fires a series of seven missiles amidst U.S. Independence Day celebrations, heightening old animosities. P. S.

Mission to Colombo

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
India's Foreign Secretary on an unannounced visit conveys the message that India will not shy away from its obligations. B. MURALIDHAR ...

Inhuman sacrifices

PRAVEEN SWAMI The Nation
Islamists have harvested the public outrage against the Srinagar sex scandal. PRAVEEN SWAMI in Srinagar ...

A complex scene

R.K. RAGHAVAN Columns
The anniversary of the July 7 bombings provides the occasion for a renewed scrutiny of the Blair government's state of preparedness. IT ...

Switch to success

SANDEEP DIKSHIT Advertorial
In six years of its existence, BSNL has overcome many challenges and emerged as a world leader in telecommunications. BHARAT Sanchar ...

Hydel project stalled

Other
THE Government of India has rejected the Karnataka government's request to divert 57.51 hectares (ha) of moist deciduous forest land in favour ...

Nathu La beckons

AMIT BARUAH World Affairs
The mountain pass between Sikkim and the Tibet Autonomous Region reopens for trade with China. AMIT BARUAH recently in Sikkim ...

Empowered victim

AMAN SETHI Social Issues
A woman sarpanch belonging to an Other Backward Classes community in Madhya Pradesh is asaulted and paraded naked. AMAN SETHI in ...

AIIMS imbroglio

R. RAMACHANDRAN The Nation
The apparent erosion of the AIIMS' autonomy has been brought centre stage by the decision to terminate the tenure of its Director. THE ...

Act of promise

R. KRISHNAKUMAR Education
A Kerala Act on self-financing professional educational institutions raises the hackles of many who run such institutions. R.

In reform mode

P. S. SURYANARAYANA World Affairs
The mood in Vietnam, as it finds itself poised to enter the WTO, is one of hope and introspection. P. S. SURYANARAYANA in Singapore ...

Testing times

P. S. SURYANARAYANA World Affairs
North Korea test-fires a series of seven missiles amidst U.S. Independence Day celebrations, heightening old animosities. P. S.

Mission to Colombo

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY World Affairs
India's Foreign Secretary on an unannounced visit conveys the message that India will not shy away from its obligations. B. MURALIDHAR ...

Nathu La beckons

AMIT BARUAH World Affairs
The mountain pass between Sikkim and the Tibet Autonomous Region reopens for trade with China. AMIT BARUAH recently in Sikkim ...

Leader in all services

SANDEEP DIKSHIT Advertorial
Interview with A.K. Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director. A.K. Sinha, who served as Senior Deputy Director-General (Switching) in Bharat ...

Gateways to great careers

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
Education in Chennai is witnessing a revolution with students discovering new streams that lead to a bright careers. T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in ...

Prospects abroad

Advertorial
THERE is an overwhelming preference among Indian students to pursue engineering courses in the United States. A post-graduate degree acquired ...

Koran and Muslims

Other
THIS has reference to A.G. Noorani's review article "The Koran and Muslims" (July 14). People fighting over religion is nothing new in human ...

Claims and reality

Other
Aman Sethi, Frontline correspondent who wrote "Bottling livelihoods" (June 2), responds to the rejoinder by Deepak Jolly, vice-president, ...

King Federer

Roger Federer moves closer to making tennis history by winning the Wimbledon for the fourth time. THE furrows in the wake of time contain ...

Animation as career

Advertorial
"ANIMATION has evolved as one of the fastest growing and most in-demand industries in the world today, and has become a popular feature in ...

Computer training

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
The number of computer academies providing software training and software testing courses is on the rise. TODAY, computers have invaded ...

The role of private players

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
Education in Tamil Nadu, especially engineering education, has benefited much from the efforts of the private sector. T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in ...

Feeling for wildlife

Two impressive perspectives on the basis of insights gained as conservationists. These are good times for readers of books on natural ...

Talking aimlessly

Stephen Miller's book is a lament on and an elegy for the declining art of conversation. IT is a damning censure on the emptiness of ...

Making an engineer

Advertorial
"EDUCATION is a man-making process, and not a job-providing process," argues Dr. E. Balagurusamy, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, ...

Animation as career

Advertorial
"ANIMATION has evolved as one of the fastest growing and most in-demand industries in the world today, and has become a popular feature in ...

Computer training

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
The number of computer academies providing software training and software testing courses is on the rise. TODAY, computers have invaded ...

The role of private players

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Advertorial
Education in Tamil Nadu, especially engineering education, has benefited much from the efforts of the private sector. T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in ...

Making an engineer

Advertorial
"EDUCATION is a man-making process, and not a job-providing process," argues Dr. E. Balagurusamy, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, ...