Frontline Vol. 21 :: No. 13
Jun 19 - Jul 02, 2004

India's National Magazine
from the publishers of THE HINDU

Highlights

Cover Story

An agrarian tragedy in Andhra Pradesh
Acres of despair
Pesticide, the last resort
Hounded by moneylenders
From debt to death
A death and a celebration
Interview:Agriculture Minister
N. Raghuveera Reddy

Distress and kidney sale
Interview: CPI (M) leader
B.V. Raghavalu

Succour for the starving
Interview: Utsa Patnaik
The immediate way out
A question of human rights:
by K.R. Venugopal

Politics
Power play in Uttar Pradesh
Tainted campaign
An amendment challenged

Espionage

The disappearance of Rabinder Singh
Breakdown of RAW in-house surveillance

Open doors
Ignored warnings

Foreign Policy
A shaky start at MEA

Infrastructure
A contract controversy at JNPT

The States
New threat to the Silent Valley
Interview: Dharam Singh
Anti-Dalit violence in
Tamil Nadu

Conversion as protest
SYL: Judicial intervention
Stoking regionalism
Wooing farmers in Maharashtra

Food Security
Fillip to a campaign

World Affairs
A dubious power transfer in Iraq
Sri Lanka: The eastern crisis
U.S. and Asian security
A growing menace in Bangladesh
Hopes of peace in Sudan
Blair takes a beating:
by Michael Hindley

Livelihood Issues
Distress in the Pir Panjal

Interview
On the Bhopal campaign

Media
Doordarshan's dilemma

Water Resources
A yatra for conservation

Civil Aviation
The Saras success

Biotechnology
Blueprint for a policy
Organic versus transgenic

Obituary
Ronald Reagan

Nuclear Power
Safety concerns

Economic Perspectives
Microsoft's latest takeover attempt:
by C.P. Chandrasekhar

Environment
An icy riddle in Greenland

Special Feature: Educational Excellence in
South Tamil Nadu


Setting high standards
A man and a mission
Stress on women's studies
A centre of excellence
Working for rural uplift
Priority to accreditation
Fillip from industry
Hotel management boom
Pioneer in biotechnology

Column
What is modern, then?:
by Bhaskar Ghose
The CIA under assault:
by R.K. Raghavan

Books
Globalising South Asia
review by C.T. Kurien
Insights into the riot system review by Iqbal A. Ansari
Afghanistan and U.S.
review by A.G.Noorani

Also
The English Language
Letters

Update
The seventh flight of BrahMos


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