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COVER STORY

05-04-2013

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Chavez

Briefing

Kolkata remembers

Cover Story
WHEN he said in clear Bengali in his rich baritone, “ Aami apnader bhalobashi” (I love you all), President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela stole the hearts ...

Evolution of a practical visionary

Cover Story
Steering clear of neoliberalism as well as classical communist traditions, Hugo Chavez has sown the seeds of institutions rooted in the Venezuelan reality. Their transformative potential has already turned the country into one of the more equitable societies in the world today.

Bolivarian revolutionary

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
No other leader in the world did so much as Hugo Chavez to set the 21st century on a new course. Without him Venezuela will face big challenges in the days to come.

A man who made his revolution

JOHN CHERIAN Cover Story
Hugo Chavez, who made a revolution in Venezuela in the face of serious challenges and became the standard-bearer of the radical change taking place in Latin America, leaves behind an unfinished agenda.

Kolkata remembers

Cover Story
WHEN he said in clear Bengali in his rich baritone, “ Aami apnader bhalobashi” (I love you all), President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela stole the hearts ...

That shrinking feeling

JAYATI GHOSH Jayati Ghosh
The value of global financial assets grew rapidly in the decade up to 2007, but has fallen sharply since then. A new report suggests that the global financial crisis caused the financial froth to subside.

Igniting an intifada

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
The death of yet another Palestinian in an Israeli jail precipitates large-scale protests in the occupied territories.

Groundwater arsenic poisoning unrelated to human activity

Science & Technology
THOUSANDS of people in Bangladesh and neighbouring West Bengal are chronically exposed to arsenic-contaminated groundwater, which causes skin lesions ...

Bee venom-loaded nanoparticles kill HIV

Science & Technology
NANOPARTICLES carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, ...

Green tea, coffee lower stroke risk

Science & Technology
GREEN tea and coffee may help lower the risk of having a stroke, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Karnataka

BJP bites the dust

The Nation
The declining popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka was brought out emphatically in the results of the March 7 elections to urban ...
Sashi Kumar

Telling the story and spinning a yarn

SASHI KUMAR Sashi Kumar
Ben Affleck’s film ‘Argo’ is not about seeking to understand or about reconciling differences, but about reinforcing the “othering” of Iran. Irrespective of their internal political differences, Iranians are unlikely to take kindly to such a civilisational taunt.

Controversial end

The death of the main accused in the Delhi gang-rape case interrupts due process of law that might have restored the faith of women in the state’s ability to deliver justice.
Livelihood issues

Banking on hope

Social Issues
WHILE the recent announcement of a women’s bank in the Union Budget has been touted as a progressive measure for the financial inclusion of women, no ...

Evolution of a practical visionary

Cover Story
Steering clear of neoliberalism as well as classical communist traditions, Hugo Chavez has sown the seeds of institutions rooted in the Venezuelan reality. Their transformative potential has already turned the country into one of the more equitable societies in the world today.

Bolivarian revolutionary

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
No other leader in the world did so much as Hugo Chavez to set the 21st century on a new course. Without him Venezuela will face big challenges in the days to come.
Maharashtra

No more “Your Excellency”

The Nation
THE Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan, is following closely in the footsteps of President Pranab Mukherjee. After the President abolished ...
Exhibition

Imperial images

An exhibition on Delhi from the late 19th to the early 20th century, which was recently on in Bangalore, gives visitors a chance to understand the pomp and pageantry of the British Raj.
Jammu & Kashmir

Acts of despair

Employment generation schemes that fall short of providing sustainable solutions only breed more resentment among the youth.

Golden run ends

M.R. SUBRAMANI Data Card
There are clear indications that the gold rally is coming to an end after 12 long years.
Maharashtra

No more “Your Excellency”

The Nation
THE Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan, is following closely in the footsteps of President Pranab Mukherjee. After the President abolished ...
Jammu & Kashmir

Acts of despair

Employment generation schemes that fall short of providing sustainable solutions only breed more resentment among the youth.
Delhi

To fast again

The Nation
IT is a “do or die” battle for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as media interest in its brand of expose politics is on the wane. Now, in a desperate move to ...
Legislation

Biosecurity Bill

The Nation
NEW pests and the outbreak of new diseases in the country’s farm sector as a result of genetic engineering, climate change and bioterrorism, and the ...
Jammu & Kashmir

Wounded valley

Chaos and confusion dominate the political landscape of Kashmir as no serious Central intervention has happened to soothe the anger over the Army’s actions.

Indomitable spirit

Bhanwari Devi continues to fight for justice, 21 years after she was gang-raped.

Strategic embrace

Strategic ties between Russia and China, driven by economic and geopolitical compulsions, are growing apace, prompting some analysts to warn of greater risks for Russia.

Brand Qatar

VIJAY PRASHAD World Affairs
Qatar, a nation built on gas revenues, relies on various forms of contract labour to facilitate its nationals’ luxurious existence, and on U.S. troops to provide a permanent shield.

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