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Starting: Sat 01 Nov 1997 - 07:29:42 EST
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  • 'In UP we were experimenting with realpolitik'
    • Bhaskar Roy    The Times of India (New Delhi) - 7 November 1997
      • >>>For BJP president Lal Krishna Advani it is not a new experience to suffer a severe setback or savour a euphoric victory. From the dizzying success in the 1989 parliamentary elections to the loss of three states following assembly polls in 1993 to the toppling of the BJP government in Gujarat and the party's emergence as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha in 1996 ...
  • 'Religion is the soul of Man'
    • K Balakrishnan    The Times of India (New Delhi) - 8 November 1997
      • >>>Ayodhya is no more an issue. The Lord has claimed his birthplace Sri Jayendra Saraswati, the 69th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is in the capital on a week's visit, accompanied by his chief disciple and successor-to-be, Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati. The two acharyas are on ...
  • A mystique is destroyed
    • Jayshree Sengupta    The Observer - 24 November 1997
      • >>>The latest victim of the spreading South-East Asian crisis is South Korea, a country least suspected of succumbing to hard times like the rest. Built on years of solid high rates of GDP and export growth, South Korea is as much affected by the currency crisis as its poorer neighbours, Thailand and Indonesia. The recent collapse of the won and its fall by 16 per cent this year shows deep-seated eco...
  • A thought for the Great Sardar
    • Jagmohan    The Indian Express - 30 October 1997
      • >>>At a time when India is virtually writing a new chapter of chaos, Sardar Patel's constructive services to the nation should have been warmly recalled during the special session of Parliament held to celebrate 50 years of India's Independence. Unfortunately, that was not done. It only shows how little the present-day Indian ethos respect 'the doer' as ...
  • A war over history
    • P. Venugopal    The Indian Express - 28 November 1997
      • >>>As the nation celebrates the 50th year of Independence. historians and intellectuals in Kerala are debating whether some of the popular uprisings in the State were part of the freedom struggle. The controversy over two historic armed struggles m northern Kerala-the Moppila rebellion of 1921 and the Kayyur revolt of 1941-had hardly died down when the Punnapra-Vayalar struggle became the core of th...
  • Abu Azmi is Dawood's man: Mendonca
    • Hepzi Muthiah    The Asian Age - 9 November 1997
      • >>>Police commissioner Ronald Mendonca has said in an affidavit submitted to Mumbai high court that the Samajwadi Party's state president Abu Asim Azmi is "in close association with Dawood Ibrahim, as per police records... and is involved in the scandalous shoe seam case." Mr Azmi's lawyer, Mr Majeed Memon, subsequently sent a notice to commissioner Mendonca on Friday, asking him to prove these char...
  • ADDRESS FROM HIS MAJESTY BIRENDRA BIR BIKRAM SHAH DEV KING
  • Be Leftist if you want the post, say Bengal officials
    • Shikha Mukerjee    The Times of India - 8 November 1997
      • >>>Bureaucrats are watching the state government's moves keenly as the race for appointment to the post of chief secretary is beginning to hot up with incumbent Anish Majumdar's term ending on December 31. An impression has grown among the bureaucracy that competence and seniority alone are not enough to get the top post.
  • BJP breaches ideological apartheid
    • Sandhya Jain    The Pioneer - 14 November 1997
      • >>>Recent events in UP have established without the shadow of doubt that in this populous, volatile, and politically crucial state, the BJP has successfully replaced the Congress as the dominant party. Henceforth, political equations and alignments in the State will focus around the saffron party,, in much the same manner as they once revolved round the Congress. An interesting political alchemy is ...
  • BJP hits back
    • RKB    The Daily - 5 November 1997
      • >>>The Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, the Ideological backbone of the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided - to give the, go ahead to Atal Behari Vajpayee and L K Advani to give a fitting reply to the criticism being levelled at the party for its mammoth cabinet in Uttar Pradesh. Reliable sources told 'The Daily' that RSS Chief Professor Rajendra Singh has told the BJP ...
  • British Hindus keep Karma Cola peace
    • Rashmee Z Ahmed    The Times of India - 20 November 1997
      • >>>It is ironic that Britain's over 400,000 Hindus have burst upon the country's consciousness with the flash of controversy, not the glitter and noise of Diwali just past. Ironic, of course, but understandable. Much of Britain's Hindu community is generally perceived as well-heeled, well-schooled, non-confrontational and intent on keeping its head below the parapet in a way the much larger Muslim co...
  • Brothers in 'Arms'
    • A. K. Mishra    The Hindustan Times - 9 November 1997
      • >>>With brothers like Sadhu, Rabri Devi has plenty to worry. With Jijaji in jail, the trio are the key players in her durbar. A. K. Mishra profiles the Yadav brothers and the manner in which they run the Rabri sarkar Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, the brother-in-law of the former Bihar ...
  • Cartoons are not laughing matter, Post discovers the hard way
    • DPA    The Indian Express - 27 November 1997
      • >>>The New York Post newspaper printed an apology yesterday for offending Muslims who were angered by a cartoon of a knife labelled terrorism plunged into the Koran with blood dripping out. The paper said the comic, reprinted from the Los Angeles Times, was intended to show that terrorism in the name of Islam soils the holy book. Muslim kiosk owners reportedly refused to sell the local tabloid, beca...
  • Clergy puts paid to Cong plan for tapping Muslim votebank
    • Sujit Chakraborty & Shahid K Abbas    The Observer - 1 November 1997
      • >>>Congress president Sitaram Kesri's ambitious plans to reconsolidate his party's votebank in the 136-odd Muslim-dominated Lok Sabha constituencies may be jeopardised following a campaign launcher by a section of the Muslim clergy rejecting the Congress' package programme for the minorities. ...
  • Containing the caste phenomenon
    • Sandhya Jain    The Pioneer - 21 October 1997
      • >>>An extraordinary phenomenon has recently manifested itself on the political horizon. Unnoticed by political scientists and commentators, unsung by the major political parties, it nevertheless represents the most exciting possibilities for our future as a society and a nation. And by a curious twist of fate, the standard-bearers of this marvellous occurrence-which I ...
  • Contrivances replace contrivances with contrivances with contrivances
    • Arun Shourie    The Observer - 28 November 1997
      • >>>Will a government which hasn't been there all along, finally go? Will its departure lead to elections or will it be replaced by a new government which will be there no more than the one which was never there and has at last gone? In a word, the first feature of what was happening was that everything could happen. Second, that at the end of the line there would be a principle waiting to explain ...
  • Cook claims 'legitimate' UK interest in Kashmir
    • Trevor Barnard    The Asian Age - 30 October 1997
      • >>>British foreign secretary Robin Cook believes that Kashmir is an area of "legitimate interest" to Britain because both India and Pakistan have "nuclear potential." He expressed this view in answer to a question in the House of Commons regarding his recent visit to the subcontinent. ...
  • Copybook CM
    • Editorial    The Pioneer - 17 November 1997
      • >>>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh's decision to enact an Anti-copying Act and enforce it before the next annual examinations in the State will be welcomed by a sizeable section of public opinion which had watched with dismay the dismantling of a similar effort during his last tenure by Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav. This despite the fact that the decision is bound to recall a few ghosts from the ...
  • CPM flayed for branding Muslims communal
    • N P Chekkutty    The Indian Express - 28 November 1997
      • >>>A resolution passed at the Kozhikode district conference of the CPM with its blanket criticism of all Muslim organisations has caused much resentment among a large section of Muslim in the State. The resolution actually goes even against the official line of the party, as it practically dubs the entire Muslim community as communal and extremist in its sweeping remarks. The resolution warns the p...
  • Demolition of Babri Masjid 'shreshtha kaam'
    • Prajnan Bhattacharya    The Observer - 24 November 1997
      • >>>The Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Prof Rajendra Singh, affectionately addressed by the Sanghparivar as 'Rajju Bhayya', voicing concern over the defence and the internal security of the country termed the demolition of the Babri Masjid as a "shreshtha kaam' (noble work) by the Karsevaks. The RSS chief also said that the Hindus across the globe should be proud of the demol...
  • DMK issue widens Left-Left divide
    • Kamil Zaheer    The Economic Times - 19 November 1997
      • >>>The complex and fast-changing political chess being played out between the Congress and the United Front over the Jain panel interim report has taken its toll on ties between the Left parties. The CPI is becoming increasingly suspicious and alarmed about the CPI(M)'s stand towards the DMK in particular and the 'unity' of the ruling coalition in general. The differences in perception between the r...
  • Enemy number one
    • Rajiv Shukla    Sunday - 2-8 November 1997
      • >>>Mayawati must be isolated if democratic values are to be safeguarded It's time for all political parties who believe in ,upholding democratic values to isolate Mayawati and dissociate themselves from her unscrupulous brand of politics.
  • Equal before God
    • Uday Mahurkar    India Today - 10 November 1997
      • >>>A Dalit presides over the unique traditions of a Krishna temple in Gujarat Jhanjharka town in Ahmedabad district of Gujarat is no place for prophets of doom. They will find no stories of caste war and religious hatred here. Indeed, it is a town so convivial that in some ways it is boring. For the ...
  • From Marx to Maharshi
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    Organiser - 26 October 1997
      • >>>Shri P. Parameswaran, president of Vivekananda Kendra was presented with Bhaiji Hanuman Prasad Poddar Rashtriya Seva Samman for his contribution to Hindutva cause. Following is the excerpts from his speech at the function. BENGAL AND KERALA-UNIQUE SIMILARITY ...
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    Organiser - 26 October 1997
      • >>>Shri P. Parameswaran, president of Vivekananda Kendra was presented with Bhaiji Hanuman Prasad Poddar Rashtriya Seva Samman for his contribution to Hindutva cause. Following is the excerpts from his speech at the function. BENGAL AND KERALA-UNIQUE SIMILARITY ...
  • From the party president
    • L K Advani    BJP Today - 16-November October 15
      • >>>Dear friend, This week, the nation has heaved a sigh of relief that a sinister conspiracy against democracy has been foiled. For the BJP, the week has indeed been a challenging one. At twelve noon, on Sunday, October 19, BSP leader Ms Mayawati announced withdrawal of BSP support to the Kalyan Singh Government of Uttar Pradesh. Right from that moment to the evening of Wednesday, October 22, whe...
  • God as vote-bank
    • Editorial    The Times of India - 28 November 1997
      • >>>Liberal theology was the politically correct name given in Latin America to the progressive and people-friendly causes championed by the local Catholic Church and some activist "men of God". It seems the other way round in India, where the Marxist Communists are showing the "millennial trend" in making their ideology market-friendly and giving up the old idea that inspiration from religion is aga...
  • Golden jubilee of Nagas independence
    • T. K. Ami    Nagaland Post - 20 September 1997
      • >>>"They never fail who die in a great cause" - Lord Byron As per the information received by the home-based Oking Publicity and Information Service (OPIS), the recently created sub-branch of the GPRN's Ministry of the Information and Publicity (which is currently devoted to ...
  • Golwalkar - crusader for a strong India
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Times of India - 6 June 1973
      • >>>Bearded Guruji Golwalkar was in his lifetime, revered by millions of his followers as a saviour of Hinduism, a Vivekananda, while to his innumerable critics he was a Fuchrer of Hinduism. However, Guruji was essentially an apostle of strength, a crusader for a ...
  • GOST make it big by belittling Marxism
    • United News of India    The Indian Express - 31 October 1997
      • >>>Kerala Chief Minister E K Nayanar has said that it is perhaps due to its "anti-Communist venom" and its caricature of Communist leaders of Kerala that Arundhati Roy's maiden novel The God of Small Thing won the Booker prize and came in for acclaim from the western world. ...
  • Governance: It's time to go back to the people
    • Rajni Kothari    The Times of India - 3 November 1997
      • >>>Prime Minister I K Gujral has made a series of announcements of intent on the part of his government by way of an "Agenda for India" in this fifty-first year of Independence. What is not clear is the machinery of government through which all of this is to put in practice. So often have those in power referred to people's organisations and movements for doing ...
  • Hammer and tongs
    • Ashis Chakrabarti    The Telegraph (Calcutta) - 16 November 1997
      • >>>It was a spectacle residents of Nager Bazar in south Dum Dum will not easily forget. The mighty comrade Amitava Bose, the CPI(M)'s North 24 Parganas district secretary, was running through the street, his dhoti in disarray, chased by angry comrades in arms. His tormentors belonged to the party faction led by another local satrap and West Bengal's inimitable minister for sport, Subhas Chakraborty ...
  • Hand over Babri mosque site to Hindus: Imam of Mecca
    • Prajanan Bhattacharya    The Observer - 15 November 1997
      • >>>The Imam of the highest religious place for Muslims, Haram-e-Sharif (Mosque of Mecca), Muhamed bin Abdullah-al-Subayyal, fired a bombshell on Thursday by suggesting that the Indian Muslims should hand over the Babri mosque complex to Hindus, if the historical and archaeological facts, prove that the mosque was built after demolishing a Hindu temple. The Imam, who was here to attend a two-day semi...
  • Hindu minority desperately unsettled
    • Chanchal Sarkar    The Free Press Journal - 7 November 1997
      • >>>Sheikh Hasina, Khaleda's successor, made one marvellous effort over water and a pact was signed; a great achievement, which the Khaleda's BJP said was a submission to India. But everything else has stood still. Sharing Ganges water, Transit facilities, buying and selling of power, enclaves left high and dry during border demarcation, everything stood still. Mr Narasimha Rao", said a retired India...
  • Hobson's choice for Kalyan Singh
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - 6 November 1997
      • >>>The thunderous success of the BJP in UP in proving convincing majority on the floor of the House flabbergasted all its political opponents. The ministry-making exercise of chief minister Kalyan Singh gave them a handle to beat the BJP. What followed was a chorus of condemnation of Kalyan Singh and the BJP. The most immoral and degenerate parties and leaders dared talk ...
  • How Pakistan looks at itself
  • Inaugural Address of Shri Ashok Singhal, Ex.President, VHP
  • Indian film songs banned in Pak girls' schools
  • Jyoti Basu lashes out at UF govt.
    • Shikha Mukherjee    The Times of India - 16 November 1997
      • >>>West Bengal chief minister and veteran Communist Party of India (CPM) leader Jyoti Basu on Saturday lashed out at the United Front government for non-performance". Back from an arduous meeting of the CPM's politburo and central committee, Mr Basu used the general body of the Bengal National Chamber to launch a scathing attack on the UF, alleging that Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral and finance ...
  • Killings in Karachi
    • Editorial    Dawn, Karachi, - November 13 1997
      • >>>WHAT is there to say about the killing of four Americans in Karachi and a Pakistani who was with them except to express a sense of profound dismay? Karachi can certainly do without any further reminders of the violence and mayhem for which it has become infamous. Now comes this latest incident which, not surprisingly, has hit headlines all across ...
  • Kingmaker and puppet-master
    • T.V.R. Shenoy    The Indian Express - 22 November 19997
      • >>>"Let's withdraw, my lord." That is Scene 1, Act III of Hamlet. Everybody knows the line that follows: "To be or not to be.....", Hamlet's famous soliloquy. A producer wanting to cast a Hamlet from the actors on the political stage would find no shortage of potential princes of Denmark. There are enough jelly-spines amongst the Congress and the United Front wondering "whether'tis nobler in the min...
  • Legislation contemplated to make political parties sweet
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 5 November 1997
      • >>>'Defectors should vacate seats' Law Minister Ramakant D Khalap is "hopeful" that a consensus on the available options for amending the anti-defection law will emerge at the, all-party meeting scheduled for November 10 and that the Union Government ...
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 5 November 1997
      • >>>'Piece-meal approach won't do' Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Behari Vajpayee on Tuesday said that there was need for a comprehensive anti-defection law as the present law had too many flaws and the issue was "too serious to be subjected to ...
  • Let strong rule-Leadership & helplessness don't gel
    • Editorial    The Times of India - 12 November 1997
      • >>>Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral doth protest too much. He protests, curiously enough, not his resolve to do something, but his inability to do anything. At the outset, he was helpless about corruption. These days he pleads his helplessness about the Pay Commission award, which will single-handedly blow a hole into his government's fiscal deficit ...
  • Malabar women appeal to Lady Reading
    • Correspondent    The Times of India (Page 11, Column 4) - 3 April 1922
      • >>>The senior Rani of Nilamburi and over 2000 women who suffer from the moplah outbreak have forwarded a memorandum to the countess of Reading in which they set forth the cruelties to which they have been subjected and point out that their homes have been destroyed their bread winners killed, their property looted and cattle slaughtered.
  • Many voices better than one
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - 30 October 1997
      • >>>Monopolistic trends in the field of broadcasting are dangerous for any country because they try to regulate the mass mind for their own interests, disregarding the social and national aspirations. The establishment of a monopoly or an oligopoly that dominates the electronic media to the extent that it becomes the single most important player in determining even the ...
  • Mulayam plans to woo Muslim voters
    • Political Bureau    The Economic Times - 28 October 1997
      • >>>The rejection of Samajwadi Party chief and defence minister, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav's demand for the imposition of Presidents rule in Uttar Pradesh has led SP to gather its strength and aggressively work towards consolidating its constituency among Muslims. ...
  • Mullah Mulayam's unsecular campaign
    • Satiricus    Organiser - 16 November 1997
      • >>>The confusion in Satiricus tiny brain is getting worse confounded day by day. So long as everyone was out to save secularism from the cursed communalists called Hindus things were fairly simple. But what is poor Satiricus to understand when a newspaper, heading puts it, "Mulayam takes upon himself the holy task of freeing God from clutches of saffron party"? According to the report that goes with ...
  • Myths surrounding Vasco da Gama
    • Claude Alvares    The Free Press Journal - 25 October 1997
      • >>>Those of us who did our schooling in the fifties and sixties may recall being taught that we were discovered in 1498 by a Portuguese adventurer named Vasco da Gama. The history book I recall was written by a Jesuit historian who had come to ...
    • Claude Alvares    The Free Press Journal - 25 October 1997
      • >>>Those of us who did our schooling in the fifties and sixties may recall being taught that we were discovered in 1498 by a Portuguese adventurer named Vasco da Gama. The history book I recall was written by a Jesuit historian who had come to ...
  • Myths waiting to explode
    • Dina Nath Mishra    The Observer - 27 November 1997
      • >>>Two mega myths are waiting to be exploded: First, that Sonia Gandhi wields commanding authority over the party of her husband and her mother-in-law as much as the latter. Her much-hallowed personality inspired even sheepish Congressmen to roar like a lion. She is perceived as the saviour of the Congress, as and when she decides to enter politics. During the last fortnight, half a dozen leaders o...
  • Nehru: India's last English PM!
    • D P Sinha    The Observer - 12 November 1997
      • >>>In a passing moment of emotional weakness, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, shared a deep secret with the then American diplomat John Galbraith, who said: "It did not especially surprise me, when once in a relaxed' moment he (Nehru) said - well, you know I am the last Englishman to rule in India".
  • No entry in Lanka for BBC with Midnight's Children in tow
    • Nirupama Subramanian    The Indian Express - 28 November 1997
      • >>>Relenting to pressure from various Muslim groups and political parties, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has revoked permission to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for filming controversial writer Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children in Sri Lanka. In a letter to BBC producer Christopher Hall earlier this week, Secretary to the President K Balapatabendi said that "having consid...
  • NOTIFICATION
  • On Ram Janmabhoomi (Part I of III)
    • Amulya Ganguli    The Hindustan Times - 27 October 1997
      • >>>Ayodhya aftermath The BJP's explanations for the demolition of the Babri Masjid are becoming more and more convoluted. Its latest effort to justify the act which shocked the nation involves fishing out a virtually unknown certificate which Arnold Toynbee gave to the Poles for pulling down a church built by the occupying Russians in the heart of Warsaw in the last century to make the point that t...
  • On Ram Janmabhoomi (Part II of III)
    • M. V. Kamath    The Hindustan Times - 11 November 1997
      • >>>Assertion of self-respect There surely are hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of ordinary Hindus who are not members of the Bharatiya Janata Party or the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) or even the Mumbai-based Shiv Sena who are not anti-Muslim, who are not "communal", who have never heard of Poles who tore down a church built in the heart of Warsaw by Ru...
  • On Ram Janmabhoomi (Part III of III)
  • Parties want law against defections amended
    • Smita Gupta    The Times of India - 4 October 1997
      • >>>It is learnt that Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral has apprised Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma of his intention to call an all-party meeting with senior leaders on November 10 in order to discuss and evolve a consensus on electoral reforms, including an amendment to the anti -defection law, before the winter session of Parliament begins here on November 19.
  • Prospects of impending elections (Part I of IV)
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 4 November 1997
      • >>>Congress aims to keep flock together Upset over the split in the party's Uttar Pradesh unit, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is meeting in New Delhi on November 9 amid reports that a move was afoot to engineer defections from the Congress at the ...
  • Prospects of impending elections (Part II of IV)
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 4 November 1997
      • >>>BJP works hard at cloning UP The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership feels that mid-term elections are round the corner and, consequently, the activities of the party top brass are aimed at having the Uttar Pradesh experiment repeated at the national ...
  • Prospects of impending elections (Part III of IV)
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 4 November 1997
      • >>>JD worried by growls from one quarter A crucial meeting of the Janata Dal political affairs committee would be held by the end of this week to discuss party's future course of action and its preparations for any political eventuality.
  • Prospects of impending elections (Part IV of IV)
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 4 November 1997
      • >>>Left dons armour, but says it's not needed The Left parties said that they are "as prepared as any other party" to fight a sudden mid-term poll, though they hasten to add that they "see no immediate threat" of such a contingency.
  • Protecting the Dalits
    • M.N. Buch    The Hindustan Times - 5 November 1997
      • >>>The strongest point of the Constitution is its emphasis on justice and equality. Ale Preamble mandates this and the chapter on Fundamental Rights enshrines this. Article 14 provides for equality before law. This Article further states that every person will be entitled to equal protection of the law. Article 15 prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. N...
  • Rahul Bajaj votes for saffron brigade
    • New Delhi Bureau    The Economic Times - 15 November 1997
      • >>>Corporate India's outspoken leader and Bombay Club mastermind Rahul Bajaj thinks it's time now for all good men to come to the aid of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Mr Bajaj, who heads the Rs 3,000-crore plus Bajaj Auto and is among the founders of the Confederation of Indian Industry, cast his ballot for the saffron brigade in popular television talk show 'Ru-ba-ru' slotted for telecast on EL-TV th...
  • Red in the face
    • Editorial    The Telegraph - 15 November 1997
      • >>>Indian communists have a tedious habit of rethinking positions which they had adopted in the past. It is tedious because this never goes hand in hand with a review of the fundamentals of their ideology. Only tactical positions long dead and therefore irrelevant are reconsidered and then regretted. The latest example of this kind of "revisionism" is the statement made by Mr Jyoti Basu, the chief m...
  • RSS is rumour spreading society
    • Observer Political Bureau    The Observer - 6 November 1997
      • >>>Even as speculation about a possible split in the Congress Parliamentary Party continues to be rife, the Congress on Wednesday blamed the "art of rumour mongering and character assassination" of the RSS and its affiliates for all such talk. ...
  • Script on excavated terracotta seals from Harappa deciphered
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Times of India - 4 November 1997
      • >>>The unidentified script on the terracotta seals excavated from the archaeological sites of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro can now be read with 90 per cent accuracy, following a breakthrough achieved by Indian researchers. Paleographist and Vedic scholar Natwar Jha developed the methodology for ...
  • The Cabinet became large to fulfil people's aspiration of
    • Sharad Gupta    The Indian Express (New Delhi) - 9 November 1997
      • >>>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh has more things to worry about now. Although he successfully engineered splits in two rival-political parties in order to cling to power he has perhaps more problems ahead than the number of ministers in his cabinet. Already there have been voices of dissent, within his party and outside, about the Cabinet. Yet, the chief ...
  • The Coming collapse of Congress
    • M. V. Kamath    The Free Press Journal - 30 October 1997
      • >>>For India - avid democracy - October 23 was a Red Letter Day. For on that day, breaking all precedence, the President of India, K. R. Narayanan returned to a fragmented Union Cabinet, for its reconsideration its recommendation to him that the Kalyan Singh government, duly formed, be dismissed and in its place Presidential rule be imposed. The recommendation, on the face of it, was both wrong and...
  • The RSS
    • Posted By Krishnakant Udavant    The Times of India - 8 June 1973
      • >>>The RSS will never be the same after Mr. M. S. Golwalkar's death. It was almost paralysed as a result of the popular wrath against it following the assassination of Gandhiji. If it started functioning again after a few years in the wilderness, it was entirely due to the rare organising powers of Guruji as Mr. Golwalkar was known to his disciples.
  • True to form - The Marxists do a Judas on the DMK
    • Editorial    The Indian Express - 22 November 1997
      • >>>That power corrupts is amply proven. What even proximity to power can do to avowed principles finds clinching proof in the CPI(M)'s dilemma over the DMK issue. The party, which has subjected Leftists of less strident anti-Congressism to polemical lacerations, has not jumped at the opportunity to expose the bullying by the big bourgeoisie's political outfit over the Jain inanities. Not only has th...
  • Under what law, Mr Khalap?
    • C R Irani    The Statesman - 19 November 1997
      • >>>The Law Minister, Ramakant Khalap, has never hidden his light under a bushel. He has in many ways, all of them despicable, delayed action against Laloo Prasad Yadav, interfered in judicial procedures, campaigned to overcome the paramount role of the Chief justice of India in judicial appointments in favour of the Central Government and generally assisted in the abuses of power by Prime Minister G...
  • Unquiet hills of the north-east
    • Pran Nath Luthra    The Observer - 17 November 1997
      • >>>For some 50 years, peace has eluded Nagaland. Even to this day, a permanent enduring peace seems a mirage. The problem has gathered much dross which has obscured its true implications. Dr Verrier Elwin in his book Nagaland (Shillong, 1961) has observed that "the Naga disturbances are unique in having an almost entirely political foundation". It is an unassailable proven fact that ever since 1947...
  • Vandalism in Bangladesh
    • Editorial    Organiser - 16 November 1997
      • >>>The claim of Bangladesh Government to the contrary notwithstanding, the Hindu minority in that country continues to face problems not only in economic and other fields but also in pursuing their religious chores. Every year Durga Puja, the most important religious festival of Hindus, is disturbed too hundreds of Durga Puja Pandals were attacked by Muslims at various places. In broad daylight Musli...
  • Walking on eggshells - Early warning signs in Bangladesh
    • Chanchal Sarkar    The Indian Express - 30 October 1997
      • >>>As a mild winter descends slowly on Bangladesh the opposition, specifically the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) which ran the last administration, braces itself to wreck some very crucial government decisions. A new Army Chief of Staff must be named in a matter of weeks or the present Chief s term extended. At long last, a pact with the rebel Chakma hill people has ...
  • Warlords have their day in Kalyan's team
    • P R Ramesh    The Economic Times - 28 October 1997
      • >>>THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh today became a five-member coalition when its leadership, winking at its claim of being distinct, succumbed to the pressure to reward those who split their parties last Tuesday to support Mr Kalyan Singh. ...
  • When West Asia was ruled by the Aryans
    • Jamna Das Akhtar    Organiser - 16 November 1997
      • >>>Recently an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians was reached on the issue of vacating Hebron. Hebron is a part of the old city of Jerusalem, which was under the occupation of Israel. The Government of Israel was so far reluctant to vacate the whole of the town. A number of Arabs and Israelis had lost their lives in many clashes on this issue. But does one know that there was a time...
  • Woman priests in Kerala end male monopoly
    • Prema Manmadhan    The Indian Express - 27 November 1997
      • >>>It's the theory of liberation at its utmost: Young women, chanting slokas inside the sanctum sanctorum of temples. They have been doing it for the past three weeks at two temples set up by Mata Amrithananda Mayi at Kaimanam in Thiruvananthapuram and Kodungalloor. If asked to fill in any form, in the column marked 'occupation', they would write: Priestess. They have also been performing homes regu...

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