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  • BJP Today
    • BJP, the only alternative    M.C. Chagla - 16-31 August 1997
      • >>>(From Shri M.C. Chagla's address to delegates to the first plenary session of the Bharatiya Janata Party at Samata Nagar, Bandra Reclamation, Bombay on December 29, 1980) I am not a member of the party and I am not addressing you as a delegate. Still I assure you that when I am talking to you I do not feel like an ...
  • Communalism Combat
    • What kind of a God will condemn a 'heathen' child to eternal    Swami Agnivesh - 1997 September
      • >>>Generally speaking, as stated earlier, a Hindu has no problem living next to someone who believes in an altogether different God. He has absolutely no objections to whatever forms of worship he/she practices as long as it is within accepted norms of constitutional and humanistic environment. One of the proofs of this is the fact that the Syrian Christians have had ...
  • Free Inquiry
  • Hindustan Today
    • Is the March Over?    Mario Cabral E Sa, Goa - 1997 October
      • >>>"When all are baptized, I order all temples of their false gods destroyed and idols broken into pieces. I can give you no idea of the joy I feel seeing this done." Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) In 1567 The captain of Rachol Fort in South Goa bragged to his Portuguese king back home, "For nights and nights went on the demolishing, ...
    • Catholic nuns are aging    Ravi Peruman - 1997 October
      • >>>Catholic nuns are aging into a health care crisis. Of the sisters now in the USA, only 569 are under age 30, just 3% under 40, while 70% are over age 60. Buildings that once housed novices are being converted into nursing homes. Health care costs for seniors are so high that orders are selling property, seeking government aid and merging orders. Accounting ...
  • Mid-day
    • China is India's ultimate threat    P M Kamath - 1 September 1997
      • >>>The Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the US Congress, Benjamin Gilman recently said in New Delhi that China's growing power poses a threat to India. Parliamentary standing committee on defence also in its report in 1995 had considered China as a potential security threat to India. The report stated that China "is likely to remain the primary ...
  • New Humanist
  • Organisation
    • The Ayodhya chargesheet    R.C. Batura - 21 September 1997
      • >>>Four years ago, on September 2, 1993, the then Prime Minister of India, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, had in the course of his speech at a Congress-Muslim conclave declared that charge-sheets in the Ayodhya temple case would be filed within 10-20 days. Rao was in a hurry to please the Muslim minority on the eve of the assembly elections then due in four ...
  • Organiser
    • Ayodhya back on national agenda    Shyam Khosla - 21 September 1997
      • >>>Special Court's order on framing of charges against top leaders of the BJP and the VHP, including Lal Krishna Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Ashok Singhal, in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Baburi Masjid case is likely to bring the Ayodhya issue back on the top of the national agenda. It may well generate a national debate on the true contents of nationalist secularism and ...
    • Sangh fancy v. Secular facts    Satiricus - 14 September 1997
      • >>>Some people never learn. Especially if they are RSS people. These people, it seems, simply cannot get rid of their obsession with history. They continue to cling to the silly belief that history and itihasa are one and the same thing-that history means itihasa, and itihasa means Iti-ha-asa "it happened thus". Consequently they are intellectually incapable of ...
    • Britain lost the opportunity - and the grace    Shyam Khosla - 31 August 1997
      • >>>Great Britain should have volunteered to tender an unqualified apology during the Queen's visit. Skipping visit to Amritsar or finding excuses not to visit Jallianwala Bagh will only add insult to injury. Inder Kumar Gujral's turn-round on his "advice" to the British Queen that she skip Amritsar during her state visit is amusing. If H.D. Deve Gowda ...
    • Jain Samaj Rebuffs move to Divide Hindus    Posted By Krishnakant Udavant - 31 August 1997
      • >>>The Jain Samaj has made it clear to all concerned including the government that Jains are not a minority and that those who are trying to seek that status-or grant that status-should desist from such attempts. The Jain Samaj has further reiterated their stand that they are Hindus. Ever since the attempt of some people to get the Jains declared as a ...
  • Sunday
  • The Asian Age
    • Apology for honour, not for revenge    Madhuri Santanam Sondhi - 8 September 1997
      • >>>We must be grateful to the Queen of England and members of the academic community in Punjab, who, with some help from the Prime Minister, have returned Jallianwala Bagh to the national consciousness. This return cannot be a means of settling old scores - which is impossible - but demonstrates the fact that history sought to be denied or ignored has a way ...
    • A dithering State cannot tackle insurgency    M.K. Narayanan - 1 September 1997
      • >>>A great deal of pessimism exists in knowledgeable circles about the over-all law and order situation in the country today. These persons are especially worried that if problems are not suitably addressed it could adversely affect the security situation per se posing a grave threat to the nation. However, it would seem that those at the helm of affairs in the ...
    • Emperor Gujral does have some underwear but, no clothes    M. J. Akbar - 31 August 1997
      • >>>The list of optimists who want to father a child out of an impotent government is not only long but keeps growing. It is a curious paradox but the very weakness of a government tends to breed hope. One is not talking about mere carpetbaggers, who make up a substantial portion of any capital's task force and whose chief pleasure derives from direct hits at ...
    • Russians find solace in Buddhism as monasteries flourish    Gareth Jones - 19 August 1997
      • >>>Dmitry knew exactly what he wanted to do after quitting the Army, although his decision dismayed his parents and surprised his former comrades. "My aim is to become a Buddhist monk. I have been reading up on Buddhism for many years and ave visited several Buddhist countries," he said. He is one eight young Russians following a five-year course of study in ...
    • VHP angry at convent conversion of students    Amita Verma - 27 August 1997
      • >>>Attempts made by three Christian missionary schools in Uttar Pradesh's Uttarakhand region to convert students to Christianity through a "self-awareness programme" has kicked off a series of protests in the region. While the state government expresses its helplessness on the issue saying that missionary schools are beyond its jurisdiction, the Vishwa Hindu ...
    • 'Ulfa is no longer a people's movement'    Sheela Reddy - 25 August 1997
      • >>>The crux of your book appears to be that terrorism erupts wherever the psychology of Us and Them is exploited by vested interests. In the case of Punjab, Sikhism with its history of persecution and armed resistance to that persecution provided an ideal breeding ground for furthering the political and pecuniary ends of assorted politicians and religious leaders.
    • Mark Tully pulls out all stops for Hindutva    Bishwanath Ghosh - 27 August 1997
      • >>>The BJP has found a new advocate in Mr Mark Tully, the former BBC correspondent, who feels that Indian civilisation has a Hindu base to it and that Hindus should proclaim their identity with pride. The party is so thrilled with one of India's famous foreigners endorsing its line that it has devoted seven pages to Mr Tully's views in a recent ...
    • BJP is a clean, secular party, says ally George    Venkatesh Kesari - 20 August 1997
      • >>>Firebrand Socialist leader and the chief of the Samata Party George Fernandes has described the BJP as a secular party, constitutionally as well as politically, and said the present alliance of his party with the BJP will continue in Bihar and other states. Speaking to The Asian Age, Mr Fernandes said: "Let us have an open debate ...
  • The Economic Times
    • Advani still justifies demolition    Political Bureau - 18 September 1997
      • >>>Unfazed by the court's nood to chargesheet its top brass in the Ayodhya case, the BJP has decided to be defiant over the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Indicating that the party would brazen it out in the coming days, BJP president Mr L K Advani has justified the demolition of the disputed ...
  • The Financial Express
    • The Maran line in right    Editorial - 17 September 1997
      • >>>If news reports quoting industry minister Murasoli Maran in New York are correct, the ICI bid to enter Asian Paints through a nine per cent stake is likely to face a rough ride at the Foreign Investment Promotion Board. This is as it should be. The fact is ICI in trying to gatecrash into India's best paints company without a by-your-leave from the promoters. The ...
    • The rights wrong here    Rahul Bajaj - 27 August 1997
      • >>>The debate set off by Rahul Bajaj in this newspaper and other forums about the role of for foreign capital in India appears to have touched a raw nerve among India's liberal elite. Many newspapers have taken a negative view of Bajaj's call for setting equity limits for MNCs and protecting Indian companies from external takeovers for some time.
  • The Free Press Journal
    • 'Minority is not a nice term; it's time we redefine it'    Tufail Ahmed - 29 August 1997
      • >>>Despite the pioneering work on caste-like divisions among Muslims by sociologist Imtiaz Ahmed of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Press and the academic world treat Muslims as a homogeneous community, thereby neglecting the social discrimination suffered by their subgroups. The term 'minority' has been in frequent use, ignoring its negative impact on the 'collective ...
    • Dawood gets jobs in Dubai for 30 former IB, CBI, RAW men    A B Mahapatra - 30 August 1997
      • >>>Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has clandestinely employed number of former Intelligence officials both within and outside India to seek their expertise on various legal matters which has time and again thwarted Indian intelligence agencies move to bring him to the country for trial. According to intelligence sources, as many as 13 former senior CBI ...
    • Dishonesty, thy name is Congress    M V Kamath - 22 August 1997
      • >>>'On one point and on one point alone, one can be in agreement with the Congress. Coalition governments can never function in Delhi. We need a strong Central Government for preserving the security and integrity of the nation. But Kesri must be told that it is beyond the Congress to provide the necessary strength. A party which has to ask Sonia Gandhi to lead it is ...
  • The Freethinker
  • The Guardian, London
    • Uighurs smoulder under China's yoke    John McCarthy - 4 September 1997
      • >>>They dispute the name of the land they seek to liberate, and their Chinese oppressors condemn them as "splittists". Trapped between farce and tragedy, exiled Uighur nationalist groups have lacked credibility. But early this year, as Uighurs in China stepped up their popular guerrilla campaign against Beijing's rule in East Turkestan, the United National ...
    • Muslims guerrillas warn of new Philippines conflict    Adam Easton - 2 September 1997
      • >>>A year after a peace deal ended 25 years of fighting between Muslim rebels and government forces, the spectre of war still haunts Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines. In the southern jungle 500 miles south of Manila a growing army of discontented guerrillas threatens to derail the fragile agreement, despite ...
  • The Hindu
    • A genius and a saint    R. Ramdas Thampuran - 31 August 1997
      • >>>Narayana Guru was the initiator of a non-violent social revolution in the late 19th century. R. Ramdas Thampuran outlines the life and teaching of the guru on his 143rd birth anniversary Sri Narayana Guru was an extraordinary phenomenon who strode over the spiritual firmament of Kerala like a collosus during the late 19th century ...
  • The Hindustan Times
    • Not a negative role    Rakesh Sinha - 5 September 1997
      • >>>Ideological predisposition has been a predominant factor in evaluating the role of various groups and individuals in the freedom struggle. Marxist and subaltern historians, who are ideologically poles apart from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), have bracketed it with the Hindu Mahasabha and other Hindu organisations formed at various stages of the anti-imperialist ...
    • Rare papers on Buddhist religion, philosophy missing    Subhash Pathak - 25 August 1997
      • >>>World acclaimed research papers and rare books of the Bihar Research Society are mysteriously missing due to neglect by the society staff and the State Government. Rarest manuscripts of Rahul Sankrityayan brought from Tibet have not been seen for ages. What is disturbing is that certain terms from abroad are reportedly at work ...
  • The Indian Express
    • Get your basics right - An open letter to PM    Madhu Kishwar - 26 September 1997
      • >>>When I read the front page lead story which said: Link Senior School-Certificates with teaching of 5 illiterates.. Gujral, I found it hard to believe that a thinking and well-informed person like you can come up with such a naive reaction to one of the most serious problems facing this country and could propose such a hare-brained scheme. You are reported ...
    • A nation subverts itself    Manvendra Singh - 24 September 1997
      • >>>A Jammu and Kashmir Rifles battalion lost eight soldiers in an ambush to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah) group at Chiesema, near Kohima on July 22. This was 10 days before the much-hyped ceasefire between the security forces and the militant group was to come into effect. Ceasefires are agreed upon on the basis of covert negotiations ...
    • 'X' police in TN to deal with Muslim fundamentalists    P K Sajeesh - 17 September 1997
      • >>>The Tamil Nadu Government is likely to clear a proposal to set up an 'X' branch on the lines of the 'Q' branch, in the state police set-up, to deal with the Muslim fundamentalists. The police department is working out the modalities of including the new department in the set-up. The proposal comes in the wake of the rise in ...
    • Ex-ISI chief calls for jehad over J-K    Press Trust of India - 17 September 1997
      • >>>The former director general of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Hamid Gul, has claimed that his country was "coming to the brink" of waging a nuclear war with India over Kashmir and gave a call to the so-called Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) government to declare jehad (holy war) over the issue.
    • Ultras spreading disinformation: J&K Govt    Aasha Khosa - 6 September 1997
      • >>>Fifty-five-year-old Mukti lies m a local hospital coping with a paralytic stroke, least aware that she has been made the butt of a high pitched propaganda on human rights violations. Her husband, Ghulam Mohammad, a National Conference (NC) leader at Wathrove village in Ganderbal, had alleged that a policeman involved in ...
    • BJP threatens suit over Nazi parallel in WB textbook    Santanu Banerjee - 28 August 1997
      • >>>The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to take the Left Front Minister for Higher Secondary Education Satya Sadhan Chakraborty, who co-authored a text book defaming the party, to court. Rashtra Bigyaner Ruparekha, a prescribed text book for Class XI and XII, according to party sources here, gave a distorted version of the party both ...
    • Indian lobbying comes of age    Chidanand Rajghatta - 6 September 1997
      • >>>London has its literati and Paris its designers. New York has its brokers, San Francisco its flower children. Even Chicago has its architects. But Washington? Washington has its... lobbyists. Dark-suited oily sheikhs who smile strictly with their mouths and talk power in a whisper that bespeaks not just the flutter of greenbacks but the electronic beep of money ...
    • Indian lobbying comes of age    Chidanand Rajghatta - 6 September 1997
      • >>>London has its literati and Paris its designers. New York has its brokers, San Francisco its flower children. Even Chicago has its architects. But Washington? Washington has its... lobbyists. Dark-suited oily sheikhs who smile strictly with their mouths and talk power in a whisper that bespeaks not just the flutter of greenbacks but the electronic beep of money ...
    • TN witnesses one more 'Jumma killing'    PK Sajeesh - 1 September 1997
      • >>>The death of assistant jailor S Jayaprakash (44) in Madurai on Friday afternoon is yet another case of 'Jumma (Friday) killing' in the State. Sources said the assistant jailor could have been murdered by a dreaded Islamic fundamentalist organisation as it believed that he had not respected the sentiments of Muslims. The enmity between the assistant ...
    • A legacy divided - Pitting Gandhi against Ambedkar    Mushirul Hasan - 6 September 1997
      • >>>A leading newsmagazine published excepts from the well-advertised book of Patrick French. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the obvious target. The editor was delighted, but the readers were not amused. It was unmistakably clear from their sharp reactions that Gandhi still commands widespread respect in our society. This was not all. Quite a few readers recounted the ...
    • ISI threat looms over 'liberal' TN Muslims    P K Sajeesh - 30 August 1997
      • >>>Several Muslim organisations have sought police protection in the light of threats made by an Islamic fundamentalist organisation - that those who fail to follow its code will face attacks. Muslim leaders, who have approached police for help, wished to remain anonymous as they are worried the fundamentalists may target them if their ...
    • Ghosts of the past    Samudra Gupta Kashyap - 27 August 1997
      • >>>Seventeen years ago, when a group of youths met in the Rang-ghar, a 17th century Ahom amphitheatre in Sibsagar in upper Assam and announced the formation of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), hardly had the government and the intelligence agencies anticipated that this group would one day rise to become a major secessionist force.
  • The Observer
    • Fascism will be inevitable if aggression is resurgence    Arun Shourie - 12 September 1997
      • >>>'Dalits fight back,' 'Dalit resurgence,' 'Dalit politics will never be the same again,' 'Mumbai massacre a watershed' - headlines, news stories, comments in the wake of the firing at the crowd in Mumbai. There was a little hiccup - the leaders of the 'Dalits' whom these publications had been building up for years were thrashed by the 'Dalits' whose resurgence ...
    • Fanning the flames of terrorism    Dina Nath Mishra - 11 September 1997
      • >>>'Meanwhile, ISI activities in Afghanistan are also of growing importance to Pakistan's ability to deter and contain India through the escalation of Islamist terrorism and subversion. It has been a cornerstone of Islamabad's strategic design that it would be next to impossible for an India preoccupied with domestic instability and terrorism to launch a war ...
    • Redefining minority    Tufail Ahmad - 1 September 1997
      • >>>Despite the pioneering work undertaken by sociologists such as, Imtiaz Ahmed, to analyse the various communities within the Muslim society, the media and the academic world treat Muslim as a homogeneous community, thereby neglecting the social discrimination suffered by their sub-groups. The term 'minority' has been in frequent use, ignoring its negative impact ...
    • Is Dawood searching for a safe haven in Orissa?    Imran Khan - 28 August 1997
      • >>>Is the notorious mafia don Dawood Ibrahim searching for a safe haven on the peaceful Orissa coast for his gang - is a question that has been worrying the state officials for some time now. Highly-placed sources said that they had information of the gang's activities by officials responsible for coast surveillance. This issue ...
  • The Pioneer
    • Smouldering Seven    Wilson John - 31 August 1997
      • >>>Assam can never be a digestible part of India now or in the future - All Assam Tribes and Races Federation, 1945. There can be no greater irony than the fact that during the special session of Parliament called by the Meghalaya-born Speaker Purno Sangma, not a minute was spared for the troubled seven states or "seven sisters" which ...
    • Alarming rise of Muslim fanaticism in TN    T N Gopalan - 31 August 1997
      • >>>Four Ghastly murders of Hindu Munnani activists in Tirunelveli and killing of a supposedly liberal ulema in the State capital have sent shock waves among the Tamil Nadu police. It is premature to say whether a well-knit ISI-funded terrorist network is behind the murders, a State police official said.
  • The Salisbury Review
  • The Sunday Observer
    • Release from the jaws of death (Part III of IV)    Kim Housego - 31 August -
      • >>>Kim Housego says the Al-Faran hostages could have been freed. The third of his four-part account. It was in Anantnag that David and I had been released, on 23 June 1994. Two days earlier, large crowds had taken to the streets, angrily protesting against the murder of Dr Qazi Nissar, the mirwaiz (religious leader) of ...
    • Only blood counts (Hostage in Kashmir - Part IV of IV)    Kim Housego - 7-13 September 1997
      • >>>All parties to a hostage drama have their own objectives, says Kim Housego. And not always do they tie in with the hostage's release. What baffles the security forces in Srinagar is why Al-Faran would continue to hold the current hostages without pressing further demands. There have been no direct negotiations with Al-Faran since December 1995 and no proof ...
  • The Sunday Telegraph, London
    • Want to be a high - flier in big business?    Julia Llewellyn Smith - 31 August 1997
      • >>>At a management-technology college in Kent, you can study for a degree in economics, computing, information systems and English. You can also learn the mysterious art of yogic flying. The Maharishi College of Management and Technology in Tonbridge is the first university in Europe to teach the principles of the Maharishi Mahesh ...
  • The Sunday Times, London
  • The Telegraph
    • 50 lakh state voters traceless    Press Report - 22 August 1997
      • >>>Dear Shri Gill, Under Article 324(1) of the Constitution of India, the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for all elections of Parliament and State Legislatures vest in the Election Commission.
    • For the Seoul of the state    Sudip Chaudhuri - 25 August 1997
      • >>>What should the state do? This is the moot question addressed by this year's World Development Report of the World Bank. For years, the World Bank has been actively propagating the idea that the state should not play an active role in economic development. The state should decide how resources are to be allocated. Such basic economic decisions as what ...
    • Not in the affirmative    Andre Beteille - 30 August 1997
      • >>>Quotas cannot replace education as guarantor of socio-economic equity Jawaharlal Nehru had said on the eve of Indian independence, "The spirit of the age is in favour of equality, though practice denies it almost everywhere." He then went on to declare, "Yet the spirit of the age will triumph." A good way to assess the changes that have taken place in the 50 ...
    • Tamil to unseat Sanskrit in TN temples    Malini Nair - 17 August 1997
      • >>>The Tamil Nadu culture minister, Mr M. Tamizhkudimagan, last week inaugurated a laksharchana (a lakh prayers) at the Madurai Meenakshi temple. This week, he will participate in a kodiarchana (a crore prayers) at the Kapileshewar temple here. There is an unusual aspect to the rituals - they are not being conducted in ...
    • Leaders turn graft crusaders to outdo BJP    Posted By Krishnakant Udavant - 19 August 1997
      • >>>Crusade against corruption is the new mantra every leader is swearing by. After the President and the Prime Minister called for a national movement and a satyagraha against corruption, Mr Sitaram Kesri, Mr V.P. Singh and Mr Jyoti Basu have woken up to the issue and flayed the corrupt. Today, it was the turn of the Tamil Maanila Congress chief, Mr G.K.
  • The Times of India
    • Ayodhya: BJP opens up the wound    Harkishan Singh Surjeet - 26 September 1997
      • >>>The chargesheeting of 49 top ranking BJP leaders by the special court at Lucknow on charges pertaining to the Babri Masjid demolition is being sought to be exploited by the Hindutva forces to their advantage. Undaunted by the charge- sheets, BJP president L K Advani in a signed editorial in the BJP Today, has clearly indicated that in the coming days ...
    • Citizenship denied to refugees from Pakistan    Dwarika Prasad Sharma - 10 September 1997
      • >>>"After ten years of residentship in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere, you can get citizenship but in Jammu and Kashmir, you can be denied it forever," says Hardit Singh Panchhi, chief of the Sharanarthi action committee. Though Mr Panchhi represents refugees in the state who had fled that part of it which was occupied by Pakistani "tribal raiders", and who enjoy full ...
    • Congress: The 'messiah' school vs. the realists    M D Nalapat - 1 September 1997
      • >>>Sitaram Kesri's generous promise to Prime Minister Gujral that he would not be disturbed for another year begs the question of likely developments within the Janata Dal. Should there be an attempted palace coup within the ruling party, then Congress support may not be enough. Indeed, it is this very support that has created enemies for Mr Gujral ...
    • Corporate India - The second coming of Swadeshi    Tara Sinha - 1 September 1997
      • >>>In 1947, Indian business was a small group led by men of substance, who carried with pride their swadeshi credentials: Birla, Tata, Mafatlal, Mahindra, Shriram, Godrej, Dabur... These pioneers were driven by the belief that their endeavours contributed to Indian nationhood. Many cherished a commitment to their country and their fellow citizens. Several ...
  • The Times, London
    • Gentle guru still seeking new ways to learn    Nigel Williamson - 3 September 1997
      • >>>There is an aura of serenity about Ravi Shankar that touches all who come within his orbit. When you meet him it is almost tangible, but its power works in less intimate surroundings too: in the humid and sweaty big top at July's annual Womad gathering his mere presence reduced several thousand boisterous, beer-swilling festivalgoers to hushed reverence before he had ...
  • The Weekly Standard of New York, U.S.A.
    • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (Part I of VI)    Daniel Pipes - 22 January 1996
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part I of VI) (Daniel Pipes, a Professor at Harvard University, U.S.A.. is one of the world's foremost historians. He is editor of the Middle East Quarterly and author of The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West. This review by him was published in The Weekly Standard of New York, U.S.A.. on ...

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