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Starting: Mon 01 Sep 1997 - 23:48:25 EDT
Ending: Fri 26 Sep 1997 - 13:24:28 EDT
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  • "Music knows no boundaries and has no religion"
    • Lata Mangeshkar    Sunday - 14-20 September 1997
      • >>>"I will always be there with my music to do anything I can for the film industry and the country. I want to see a Ram Rajya, a world where we can all live in harmony" Q: For 50 years, your voice has remained more or less the same, the same sweetness and melody. What is the secret? ...
  • 'Minority is not a nice term; it's time we redefine it'
    • Tufail Ahmed    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • 'Ulfa is no longer a people's movement'
    • Sheela Reddy    The Asian Age - 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.
  • 'X' police in TN to deal with Muslim fundamentalists
    • P K Sajeesh    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • 50 lakh state voters traceless
    • Press Report    The Telegraph - 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.
  • A dithering State cannot tackle insurgency
    • M.K. Narayanan    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • A genius and a saint
    • R. Ramdas Thampuran    The Hindu - 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 ...
  • A legacy divided - Pitting Gandhi against Ambedkar
    • Mushirul Hasan    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • A nation subverts itself
    • Manvendra Singh    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Advani still justifies demolition
    • Political Bureau    The Economic Times - 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 ...
  • Alarming rise of Muslim fanaticism in TN
    • T N Gopalan    The Pioneer - 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.
  • Algerian villagers flee homes as Muslim rebels butcher 200
    • Marie Colvin    The Sunday Times, London - 31 August 1997
      • >>>Algerians fled villages near the capital in terror yesterday after Muslim rebels slaughtered more than 200 people in the worst atrocity since the Islamic insurgency began five years ago. Survivors from villages near Blida, a provincial capital 30 miles south of Algiers, said Muslim rebels armed with axes, knives and guns were "howling ...
  • Apology for honour, not for revenge
    • Madhuri Santanam Sondhi    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • Ayodhya back on national agenda
    • Shyam Khosla    Organiser - 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 ...
  • Ayodhya: BJP opens up the wound
    • Harkishan Singh Surjeet    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • BJP is a clean, secular party, says ally George
    • Venkatesh Kesari    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • BJP threatens suit over Nazi parallel in WB textbook
    • Santanu Banerjee    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • BJP to boost support in N-E - Advani plans to visit region
    • Bishwanath Ghosh    The Asian Age - 20 August 1997
      • >>>The BJP has launched a massive campaign for the northeast in order to establish a presence in the states of Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. BJP president L.K. Advani will be visiting some of these states nest month to boost the drive. The fact that the party plans to have elected ...
  • BJP, the only alternative
    • M.C. Chagla    BJP Today - 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 ...
  • Britain lost the opportunity - and the grace
    • Shyam Khosla    Organiser - 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 ...
  • Catholic nuns are aging
    • Ravi Peruman    Hindustan Today - 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 ...
  • China is India's ultimate threat
    • P M Kamath    Mid-day - 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 ...
  • Citizenship denied to refugees from Pakistan
    • Dwarika Prasad Sharma    The Times of India - 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    The Times of India - 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    The Times of India - 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 ...
  • Dan Burton poses as an unlikely Cyrano de Bergerac
    • Ramesh Chandran    The Times of India - 12 September 1997
      • >>>When Dan Burton, the redoubtable Republican Congressman from Indiana -best-known to South Asia watchers as India's most venomous critic and a good friend of the minuscule but energetic Khalistan lobby -rose to introduce his anti-India amendment last week, he began his annual ritual with an unusual opening gambit.
  • Dawood gets jobs in Dubai for 30 former IB, CBI, RAW men
    • A B Mahapatra    The Free Press Journal - 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    The Free Press Journal - 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 ...
  • Emperor Gujral does have some underwear but, no clothes
    • M. J. Akbar    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • Ex-ISI chief calls for jehad over J-K
    • Press Trust of India    The Indian Express - 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.
  • Fanning the flames of terrorism
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - 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 ...
  • Fascism will be inevitable if aggression is resurgence
    • Arun Shourie    The Observer - 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 ...
  • For the Seoul of the state
    • Sudip Chaudhuri    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • Gentle guru still seeking new ways to learn
    • Nigel Williamson    The Times, London - 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 ...
  • Get your basics right - An open letter to PM
    • Madhu Kishwar    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Ghosts of the past
    • Samudra Gupta Kashyap    The Indian Express - 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.
  • Hindus in South Africa protest against conversion attempts
    • Dr Yashwant V. Pathak    Organiser - 31 August 1997
      • >>>The hall of the Phoenix Stanmore Regional Hall, Grove End Drive, was packed to the capacity. Mostly the audience was from people of Indian origin, who came to South Africa almost 130 years ago. Due to long apartheid era, these people faced lot of problems for continuing contact with their cultural Motherland India. The spiritual inspiration which they used to get ...
  • In militants' hands (Hostage in Kashmir - Part I of IV)
    • Kim Housego    The Sunday Observer - 10-16 August 1997
      • >>>For the first time in over two years, the families of the four Westerners taken hostage by the Al-Faran militants in Kashmir have been assured release by the President and prime minister of Pakistan. Kim Housego, kidnapped by the Al-Faran in 1994, recounts the horrors of being hostage in a four-part series.
  • Indian lobbying comes of age
    • Chidanand Rajghatta    The Indian Express - 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 ...
    • Chidanand Rajghatta    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Is Dawood searching for a safe haven in Orissa?
    • Imran Khan    The Observer - 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 ...
  • Is the March Over?
    • Mario Cabral E Sa, Goa    Hindustan Today - 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, ...
  • ISI threat looms over 'liberal' TN Muslims
    • P K Sajeesh    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Jain Samaj Rebuffs move to Divide Hindus
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    Organiser - 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 ...
  • Kalyan - a veteran leader moulded in saffron
    • Prajnan Bhattacharya    The Observer - 23 September 1997
      • >>>He is a staunch follower of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The 66-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party national vice-president, Kalyan Singh, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday for the second time, has the distinction of representing his Assembly constituency for' a record number of times ...
  • Leaders turn graft crusaders to outdo BJP
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Telegraph - 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.
  • Left changes color, sees 'greater danger' in BJP than Cong
    • Political Bureau    The Economic Times - 3 September 1997
      • >>>The CPI(M) said today, in the most categorical statement of its kind, that it considered the BJP 'more dangerous' and a 'bigger threat' than the Congress. Virtually throwing aside earlier declarations that sought to balance the Congress and the BJP in terms of threat perception, the CPI(M) general ...
  • Mark Tully pulls out all stops for Hindutva
    • Bishwanath Ghosh    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • Muslims guerrillas warn of new Philippines conflict
    • Adam Easton    The Guardian, London - 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 ...
  • Not a negative role
    • Rakesh Sinha    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • Not in the affirmative
    • Andre Beteille    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • Only blood counts (Hostage in Kashmir - Part IV of IV)
    • Kim Housego    The Sunday Observer - 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 ...
  • Rare papers on Buddhist religion, philosophy missing
    • Subhash Pathak    The Hindustan Times - 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 ...
  • Redefining minority
    • Tufail Ahmad    The Observer - 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 ...
  • Release from the jaws of death (Part III of IV)
    • Kim Housego    The Sunday Observer - 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 ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (Part I of VI)
    • Daniel Pipes    The Weekly Standard of New York, U.S.A. - 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 ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part II of VI)
    • G. A. Wells    Free Inquiry - 1995/96 Winter
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part II of VI) (Why I Am Not a Muslim, By Ibn Warraq (Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995) 402 pp., $25.95 cloth.) (This review appeared in FREE INQUIRY, Winter 1995/96. The reviewer is a Professor at the University of London, a member of the Academy of Humanism, ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part III of VI)
    • Antony Flew    The Salisbury Review - 1996 Spring
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part III of VI) (Why I am not a Muslim, Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1995 $25.99. (UK Agent, 10 Crescent View, Loughton, IG10 4PZ).) (This review was published in The Salisbury Review, Spring 1996. The quarterly is published from London) ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part IV of VI)
    • Ibn Al-Rawandi    New Humanist - Sun, 21 Sep 1997 10:56:10 +0500
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part IV of VI) (Why I am not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq (Prometheus Books, =A315 to RPA members).) (* This review appeared in the NEW Humanist. The place and date of publication is not mentioned on the photocopy received by us. Nor does the photocopy give the full name or any other information about the reviewer.) ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part V of VI)
    • Daniel O'Hara    The Freethinker - 1995 December
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part V of VI) (Why I am not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books, UK ISBN 0 87975 984 4.=A322. Rationalist Press Association members: =A3 15, Including postage, from RPA, Bradlaugh House.) (This review appeared in the December, 1995 issue of The Freethinker, a ...
  • Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part VI of VI)
    • Dr. Jan Knappert    (no publication) - Sun, 21 Sep 1997 10:58:04 +0500
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part VI of VI) (Ibn Warraq : Why I am not a Muslim. Prometheus Books, New York 1995, xvi, 402 pages, ISBN: 0-87975-984-4.) (* Dr. Knappert is at present a Professor in the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. He knows many Asian and African ...
    • Dr. Jan Knappert    (no publication) - Sun, 21 Sep 1997 10:58:04 +0500
      • >>>Review of 'Why I Am Not A Muslim' (part VI of VI) (Ibn Warraq : Why I am not a Muslim. Prometheus Books, New York 1995, xvi, 402 pages, ISBN: 0-87975-984-4.) (* Dr. Knappert is at present a Professor in the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. He knows many Asian and African ...
  • Russians find solace in Buddhism as monasteries flourish
    • Gareth Jones    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • Sangh fancy v. Secular facts
    • Satiricus    Organiser - 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 ...
  • Secessionists from India unite at UN's human rights jamboree
    • Chitra Subramaniam    The Indian Express - August 6
      • >>>They are children of a generous god. They come from London and Tripura, Paris and Chandigarh, Washington and Baramulla, Helsinki, Trincomalee and Velvetithurai and are held together by an invisible string. They are smart, they speak well, most of them are lawyers or businessmen, and they are flushed with funds. Whose funds? Our supporters and ...
  • Seva work at a glance
  • Smouldering Seven
    • Wilson John    The Pioneer - 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 ...
  • Tamil to unseat Sanskrit in TN temples
    • Malini Nair    The Telegraph - 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 ...
  • The Ayodhya chargesheet
    • R.C. Batura    Organisation - 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 ...
  • The Maran line in right
    • Editorial    The Financial Express - 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    The Financial Express - 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 terror network (Hostage in Kashmir - Part II of IV)
    • Kim Housego    The Sunday Observer - 24-30 August 1997
      • >>>In the second of his four-part series on Kashmir (the first appeared on 10 August), Kim Housego reveals how he learnt in captivity the truth about Al-Faran. It was the fanaticism of my kidnappers that scared me. Their blind obedience to the commanders of the Islamic revolution made them capable of ...
  • TN witnesses one more 'Jumma killing'
    • PK Sajeesh    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Uighurs smoulder under China's yoke
    • John McCarthy    The Guardian, London - 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 ...
  • Ultras spreading disinformation: J&K Govt
    • Aasha Khosa    The Indian Express - 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 ...
  • Union views opposing opening insu. sector (Part I of IV)
    • National Organisation of Insurance workers    (no publication) - 2 August 1997
      • >>>Enclosed pleased find herewith a brief Note prepared by us on our views on "WHY WE OPPOSE OPENING OF INSURANCE SECTOR TO PRIVATE INDIAN CAPITAL AND MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS". The notes is prepared for the benefit of M.Ps. and opinion makers in the field to effectively argue or case. CONCEPT OF INSURANCE INDUSTRY ...
  • Union views opposing opening insu. sector (Part II of IV)
    • National Organisation of Insurance workers    (no publication) - 2 August 1997
      • >>>Enclosed pleased find herewith a brief Note prepared by us on our views on "WHY WE OPPOSE OPENING OF INSURANCE SECTOR TO PRIVATE INDIAN CAPITAL AND MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS". The notes is prepared for the benefit of M.Ps. and opinion makers in the field to effectively argue or case. GRAND PERFORMANCE OF LIC ...
  • Union views opposing opening insu. sector (Part III of IV)
    • National Organisation of Insurance workers    (no publication) - 2 August 1997
      • >>>Enclosed pleased find herewith a brief Note prepared by us on our views on "WHY WE OPPOSE OPENING OF INSURANCE SECTOR TO PRIVATE INDIAN CAPITAL AND MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS". The notes is prepared for the benefit of M.Ps. and opinion makers in the field to effectively argue or case. WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF COMPETITION ...
  • Union views opposing opening insu. sector (Part IV of IV)
    • National Organisation of Insurance workers    (no publication) - 2 August 1997
      • >>>Enclosed pleased find herewith a brief Note prepared by us on our views on "WHY WE OPPOSE OPENING OF INSURANCE SECTOR TO PRIVATE INDIAN CAPITAL AND MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATIONS". The notes is prepared for the benefit of M.Ps. and opinion makers in the field to effectively argue or case. THE SOLUTION ...
  • VHP angry at convent conversion of students
    • Amita Verma    The Asian Age - 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 ...
  • Waghela faces fresh challenge in 'rebel' Atmaram Patel
    • Times of India News Service    The Times of India - 23 September 1997
      • >>>The 11-month-old Rashtriya Janata Party ministry headed by chief minister Shankarsinh Waghela has plunged into a new crisis with a virtual revolt by revenue minister Atmaram Patel who gave enough indication on Monday that he was in the race for the leadership in case Mr Waghela Is replaced as a possible compromise by the Congress high command in the state.
  • Want to be a high - flier in big business?
    • Julia Llewellyn Smith    The Sunday Telegraph, London - 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 ...
  • What kind of a God will condemn a 'heathen' child to eternal
    • Swami Agnivesh    Communalism Combat - 1997 September
      • >>>SWAMI AGNIVESH, better known for his work among bonded labourers, is an unconventional 'religious professional' who never minces words. In this very candid -some may even consider it highly provocative - piece written from a Hindu perspective, he raises some uncomfortable questions against what he considers to be the 'soul-saving imperialism' of Islam and ...
    • Swami Agnivesh    Communalism Combat - 1997 September
      • >>>We are aware that there is the one God-given infallible book (for Christians) which is supposed to be authoritative for 1.5 billion believers. It says that Jesus was cruci-fied on the cross to redeem humanity from eternal damn-ation. But the other God- given, infallible book (for Muslims) says it was not Jesus but someone else who died in his ...
    • Swami Agnivesh    Communalism Combat - 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 ...

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