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The heroines of dignified struggle

A review of 'Women, Gender and Development Reader' edited by Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff and Nan Wiegersma, New Delhi: Zubaan 2006.

| Sep 17, 2006

Divergent memories in Manipur

Anger is building in the Naga hills of Manipur regarding the Meitei bias in the state’s school curricula and textbooks.

| Sep 14, 2006

Sangsad Bhawan pilgrimage

Rediscovering architect Louis I Kahn, along with his greatest work, the Dhaka Parliament building.

| Sep 05, 2006

Dalit intellectualising and the Other Backward Classes

Even as the Indian middle-class anger against reservations for Other Backward Classes subsides, one voice remains consistent. Is Chandrabhan Prasad opposed to OBC reservations because they do not ‘deserve’ it, or because he wants to …

| Sep 04, 2006

The price of power

Even as Washington lawmakers give their blessing to the historic — and illegal — Indo-US nuclear deal, few involved are addressing the most crucial issue: does India need nuclear power at all?

| Sep 01, 2006

A Gangetic pesticide soup

Synthetic pesticides are not only present in our rivers, agricultural fields and groundwater – they are also within our people. We can ban these chemicals, but what is out there is already out there.

| Sep 01, 2006

The Narmada parikrama

The Holy Narmada Parikrama pilgrimage is challenged not only by the development works and Narmada dam but also by the sadhus who are meant to protect it.

| Sep 01, 2006

Paradox of the Southasian welfare state

Southasian governments as a whole are already espousing a forward-looking state policy on welfare. The challenge now is to transform policy into action, while addressing the peculiar regional problem of social exclusion.

| Sep 01, 2006

The Naga talks move along

Even though a final resolution looks remote, the Naga peace negotiations have proceeded with hope – and the clear indication of outside help.

| Sep 01, 2006

Thin green line

The best perspective on a conflict always comes from well outside the situation. Here is the story of an Indian journalist’s time in Cyprus.

| Sep 01, 2006

Taming of the Indian shrew

Feminist outrage and the demand for women’s rights seem to have been shelved as we enter the Era of Gender Mainstreaming.

| Sep 01, 2006

Cultural invasion by rail

A train line to the mainland would have been helpful if the Tibetans had been in a position to decide on it.

| Sep 01, 2006

China, Southasia and India

The relationship between Southasia and China has necessarily to be seen through the prism of the relationship between India and China.

| Sep 01, 2006

Pakistan and the ‘alliance maze’

The emerging Beijing-Islamabad strategic alliance is part of a crosscutting web of relationships along the northern coast of the Arabian Sea, whose complexity is enhanced by Chinese inroads into the Pakistani economy.

| Sep 01, 2006

The ‘Forward Policy’ and Southasia

Beijing hopes to penetrate the Southasian market, while at the same time use the opening to keep quiet its restive outlying provinces.

| Sep 01, 2006

Faith, fetters and freedom

It took a tragedy to shake some people up to try and integrate traditional faith healing and modern clinical practices to help the mentally ill. But this is too little too late.

| Sep 01, 2006

Dispelling dangerous notions

Perhaps for the first time, a book in Hindi seeks to present the Kashmir question as a Kashmiri would have presented it.

| Sep 01, 2006

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Sustaining the myth of merit

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How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

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The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Colonial officers, venture capitalists and Baptist missionaries in the Naga highlands.