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COVER STORY

22-05-2009

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Briefing

Endgame

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
in Colombo APRIL 26, 2009, marked the third anniversary of the assassination attempt on Sri Lanka Army ...

Devastated lives

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
in Kilinochchi, Puthukudiyiruppu and Puthumathalan IS it Sri Lanka or Ethiopia? That was the spontaneous ...

Why LTTE failed

R. HARIHARAN Cover Story
SRI LANKAS security forces appear to have redeemed their professional reputation with their resounding success in the fourth edition of the ...

Realities of war

MICHAEL ROBERTS Cover Story
WITH the LTTE cornered and restricted to a tiny patch of isthmus beside Nanthi Kadal Lagoon ever since April 6, the world has witnessed a ...

Timeline

Cover Story
A. 1989-90: Peace talks. B. June 1990: Eelam War II begins after LTTE launches a surprise move against police stations in the north and ...

Neighbours concern

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
AS the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) remains cornered in a small strip of sandy beach, international diplomatic efforts led by India ...

Election fodder

Cover Story
FOR the first time in the past 26 years, after the Sri Lankan Tamil issue became part of the political discourse in Tamil Nadu in 1983, it has ...

Broad spectrum

Politics
T.S. Subramanian and S. Viswanathan IN Tamil Nadu, which goes to the polls on May 13, it is essentially a contest among the fronts led by ...

Deploying diaspora

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Cover Story
IN 1989, this writer attended a conference organised by the pro-Tiger publication Tamil Voice International in London. Among the participants ...

Tango with Israel

R. RAMACHANDRAN Science & Technology
THE charade put on by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) around its twin-satellite launch on April 20, aboard the 15th mission of ...

Hub of learning

VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED Advertorial
MYSORE, the city of palaces that is commonly referred to as the cultural capital of Karnataka, is a popular tourist destination in the State. A ...

Tainted money

THE money is tainted; it is a drain of wealth from the country, being located in secretive Swiss banks; and the sums involved are large. Not ...

Zumas burden

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
MUCH of the international media attention in April was focussed on the election process in India. The general elections in South Africa in late ...

In defence of Israel

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
THE second World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), held in Geneva in April, was, like the first one in Durban in 2001, unnecessarily dogged by ...

Crisis island

FIJI was plunged into another political crisis in April, which resulted in the military regime tightening its control over the country through ...

Power play

in Singapore SOUTH-EAST Asia is witnessing the stirrings of a transition to some form of truly ...

American rally

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
ONE of the lasting images from the recently concluded Summit of the Americas was President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela going to United States ...

Frames of passion

MARC RIBOUD is one of the most remarkable photojournalists of the 20th century. He is a poet of the camera without intending to be one. He is ...

Unity hymns

SONGS of the Gurus From Nanak to Gobind Singh is a translation by Khushwant Singh of the hymns of the Sikh gurus. It is a well-produced book ...

Colonial liaisons

THIRTY years down the line, the title of Lawrence Stones path-breaking book The Family Sex and Marriage in England 15001800 finds an echo in ...

Neighbours concern

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
AS the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) remains cornered in a small strip of sandy beach, international diplomatic efforts led by India ...

Election fodder

Cover Story
FOR the first time in the past 26 years, after the Sri Lankan Tamil issue became part of the political discourse in Tamil Nadu in 1983, it has ...

Deploying diaspora

D.B.S. JEYARAJ Cover Story
IN 1989, this writer attended a conference organised by the pro-Tiger publication Tamil Voice International in London. Among the participants ...

Endgame

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
in Colombo APRIL 26, 2009, marked the third anniversary of the assassination attempt on Sri Lanka Army ...

Devastated lives

B. MURALIDHAR REDDY Cover Story
in Kilinochchi, Puthukudiyiruppu and Puthumathalan IS it Sri Lanka or Ethiopia? That was the spontaneous ...

Isolating the BJP

PRAFUL BIDWAI Columns
The spin doctors of the Bharatiya Janata Party, always more media-savvy than any other partys supporters, have launched a concerted campaign to ...

Unity hymns

SONGS of the Gurus From Nanak to Gobind Singh is a translation by Khushwant Singh of the hymns of the Sikh gurus. It is a well-produced book ...

Colonial liaisons

THIRTY years down the line, the title of Lawrence Stones path-breaking book The Family Sex and Marriage in England 15001800 finds an echo in ...

Mirror to media

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA, a journalist of 30 years experience, is uniquely qualified to write this textbook. He has experience in both print and ...

On the margins

in Chennai IT is a notorious fact of contemporary life in metropolitan cities that no person in his ...

Campus of excellence

S. DORAIRAJ Advertorial
To plant orchards, dig wells And relieve the travellers pains With a thousand wayside choultries, To build ten thousand ...

New opportunities

S. DORAIRAJ Advertorial
PROVIDING the right type of educational programme that suits a person and the right kind of institution with adequate facilities to accomplish ...

Election 2009

Other
DESPITE the realignment of forces in the search for a non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre, one is surprised to see that the unity ...

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