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News in August 1999

Resistance in the Valley
An activist's account
Frontline, Vol. 16 :: No. 18, August 28 - Sept. 10, 1999

A buzzword named development - Part I,   Part II
Nirmal Sengupta; Opinion; The Hindu; August 31, September 1

Policy on watershed harvesting not good enough: Experts
The Times of India; August 30

Saving Narmada Valley
Devaki Jain; Opinion; The Hindustan Times; August 30

Krishna and Narmada
Gail Omvedt; Opinion; The Hindu; August 28

NGOs, activism and economic development
Manoj Pant; Opinion; The Economic Times; August 28

Dam Licence
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; August 27

SC reserves order on case against Arundhati, NBA
The Hindustan Times; August 26

SC reserves order on plea against NBA leaders
The Deccan Herald; August 26

Futile Exercise?
Letters to the Editor; The Deccan Herald; August 26

Gujarat asked to file statement on dam oustees
The Hindu; August 26

Stoppage of Narmada dam construction demanded
The Times of India; August 26

Tales of displacement
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 26

Romantics and Practical Solutions
Rajni Bakshi; Rediff on the Net; August 25

Celebrities and the media
Kalpana Sharma, Opinion; The Hindu; August 25

In tune with nature
Sunderlal Bahuguna, Opinion; Hindustan Times; August 24

Contempt power
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 23

Pro-Narmada intellectuals cup hands
Times of India; August 23

Maheshwar? Damn It
V. Radhika; The Week; August 29

Arundhati talks Narmada to Delhi college students
Indian Express; August 22

Under arrest in an enchanted land
Rob Penn; Features; The Hindustan Times; August 22

Dams and Bombs
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 21

True picture
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; August 21

Whats the alternative?
Letters to the Editor; The Economic Times; August 21

The idea of apocalypse
Rediff on the Net; August 19

Roy ploy
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; August 19

A fistful of salt
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 18

A flood of support
A Paradise Lost
Interview with Arundhati Roy
Frontline, Vol. 16 :: No. 17, August 14 - 27, 1999

Arundhati on dams
Letters to the Editor; The Indian Express

Don't shoot the messenger
Sumir Lal, Opinion; The Hindustan Times; August 17

Narmada: President's intervention sought
The Hindu; August 17

Dams, Bombs, and Development
Ashish Kothari, Opinion; The Hindu; August 17

Anti-dam rallies staged in cities
The Times of India; August 17

Rural India pays a heavy price for dams
The Times of India; August 16

Essay competition for students
The Times of India; August 17

A digressive issue
Editorial; The Hindu; August 16

"NBA Activists" on rampage
The Hindu; August 15

Who gives a dam(n)?
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; August 15

In Deep Waters
V. Radhika; The Week; August 15-21

Power to the People
Anita Kanungo, Opinion; The Hindustan Times; August 15

Rivers and Reason
Pulapre Balakrishnan, Opinion; The Hindu; August 14

On the waterfront
Editorial ; The Hindustan Times; August 14

Dam Celebrities
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; August 14

Do we really care about Narmada
Feedback; The Times of India; August 13

Arundhati Roy back in Valley
The Indian Express; August 13

Medha Patkar leads activists to Domkhedi
The Indian Express; August 13

Medha Patkar released
The Hindu; August 13

Endgame far way, govt ponders over next move
The Times of India; August 13

Medha Patkar, 61 activists held
The Times of India; August 13

Basis for development
Letters to the Editor; The Hindustan Times; August 13

Water-starved Kutch
Letters to the Editor; The Economic Times; August 13

Police face Narmada flak
The Telegraph; August 13

Police reach Patkar before Narmada
The Telegraph; August 12

MP govt maintains strict vigil: Anti-dam activists brave Narmada floods
The Deccan Herald; August 12

Narmada Protest is on Gandhian lines
The Times of India; August 12

Medha Patkar, 50 others arrested
The Indian Express; August 12

Medha, 40 activists held in Nandurbar
The Indian Express; August 12

Medha in custody
The Hindu; August 12

62 arrested daring submergence at dam protest
Environment News Service; August 11

A fistful of salt
Devaki Jain; Opinion; The Hindu; August 11

Narmada finds an echo in Tehri
The Hindustan Times; August 11

They came, they saw, they were converted
The Times Of India; August 10

Valley for the Rally
Lalitha Panicker, Opinion/Editorial; The Times Of India; August 10

Narmada & Gujarat
Letters to the Editor; The Economic Times; August 10

Narmada tide maroons Gujarati settlers
The Indian Express; August 9

Narmada Maiya konin chhe? Hamri chhe, hamri chhe
Sumir Lal; Features;The Hindustan Times; August 8



Contempt of the people
Sumir Lal; Features;The Hindustan Times; August 8
Response: Too hurried
Letters to the Editor;The Hindustan Times; August 8 Contempt of the people



Arundhati hears a loud whisper
The Hindustan Times; August 8

Urban India touches rural reality
The Hindustan Times; August 8

Rising dam level poses threat to 'satyagrahis'
The Hindu; August 8

A river that stirs passions
Opinion; The Hindu; August 8

Rally for the Valley
Opinion; The Hindu; August 8

The Law of Contempt
Rajeev Dhawan, Opinion; The Hindu; August 8

Novelist makes way for activist
The Hindustan Times; August 7

Excessive Publicity Letters to the Editor; The Deccan Herald; August 7

A Grain of Sand on the Banks of Narmada
Amita Baviskar; Economic and Political Weekly; August 7-13

Gujarat created 'emergency-like' situation
The Hindu; August 6

Arundhati determined to continue fight against SSP
The Indian Express; August 6

CPI-M against Narmada Bachao Andolan
The Indian Express; August 6


When the Valley waited for the river child
S.Prasannarajan; The Indian Express, August 5
Meet Silvie, the NBA's passionate vocal cord
S.Prasannarajan; The Indian Express, August 8
Response: Postcards from the edge of the river
Expressions; The Indian Express; August 11



Indian dam protests evoke Gandhi
Christian Science Monitor; August 5

Rallyists take pledge to protect Narmada
The Hindu; August 5

Germany may pull the plug on Indian dam
The Guardian; August 4

Narmada dam protest winds up
BBC Online; August 4

NBA rally in MP ends peacefully;
State government criticised for deployment of police personnel

The Times of India; August 4

"Rally for Valley" reaches Jalsindhi
The Indian Express; August 4

Narmada Rally reaches Jalsindhi
The Hindu; August 4


Dams and Bombs: Part I, Part II
Gail Omvedt, Opinion; The Hindu; August 4th, 5th

Responses to Gail Omvedt's 'Dams and Bombs':
Response 1: Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 10
Response 2: Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 11
Response 3: Dams, Bombs, and Development; Opinion; The Hindu; August 17
Response 4: Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; August 21


Activists "drown" in front of Indian Embassy in U.S.
IRN Press Release; August 3

Awash in a River of Rage
Newsweek International Edition; August 9, 1999 Issue

Roy starts final leg of her journey from Bhabaria
The Hindustan Times; August 3

Gujarat Govt. to keep out rallyists against Narmada dam
The Hindu; August 3

Controversy hots up over Narmada Project
The Deccan Herald; August 3

From NY with support
The Times of India; August 3

Help or Hurt
Feedback; The Times of India; August 3

Industrialisation destroying nature
The Times of India; August 3

NBA, govt continue battle of wits
The Times of India; August 3

Gujarat no to NBA march safe passage
The Statesman; August 3

Don't stop it ..
Editorial; The Economic Times; August 3

Misguided Activism
Opinion; Business Standard; August 3

Tension mounts as rally takes water route
The Hindu; August 2

Contempt Power
V R Krishna Iyer, Opinion; The Hindu; August 2

Gujarat bans Arundhati, others' entry
The Hindustan Times; August 2

Dam and Blast
Editorial, The Times Of India; August 2

Arundhati sets out on anti-dam rally
The Statesman; August 1

'Rally for the Valley'
BBC Online; August 1


News in July 1999

'S.C. concerned about impact of Narmada dam on tribals'
The Hindu; July 31

Rally for the valley gathers momentum
The Hindu; July 31

No passage to NBA rally via Gujarat, promises Govt
The Times Of India; July 31

Candlelight protest against anti-Narmada rallyists
The Hindustan Times; July 30

Prize-Winning Indian Author Censored on Narmada Dam
Environment News Service; July 30

Arundhati Roy to lead 'Rally for Valley'
Indian Express; July 30

Pro-dam activists rap NBA for violating SC order
Indian Express; July 30

Medha's life is too important, says Digvijay
Rediff On The Net; July 30

Medha, Arundhati violated SC order
The Hindustan Times; July 30

NBA case: SC adjourns hearing on Gujarat plea
The Hindu; July 30

Narmada: The threat to local villages
BBC Online; July 29

Narmada: A history of controversy
BBC Online; July 29


Development for Whom?
V.R.Krishna Iyer; The Hindustan Times; July 28
We need the Dams; Legal Propriety
Letters to the Editor; The Hindustan Times; August 4th


I went to Narmada and became a mad molecule floating around
A Roy interview

The Week; July 26

Inter-state dispute on oustees' rehab refuses to settle down
The Times of India, July 24

Arundhati's remark may invite SC action
Indian Express; July 23

Youth Congress workers burn Arundhati's book
The Times Of India; July 23

Save protesting volunteers
The Hindu; July 23

Supreme Court objects to NBA statements
The Hindu; July 23

An ill-conceived and ill-fated project
Dr.Sandeep Pandey; Kashmir Times; The North East Daily; Earthwire

Renewed momentum on the Narmada
Editorial; The Hindu; July 21

We, the people ...
The Asian, July 20

Narmada Dam Controversy: SPECIAL SECTION
The Deccan Herald; July 18

Narmada works failed to deliver - CAG
Indian Express; July 18

Statistical Concoctions And Everday Lives;
Queries from Gujarat Resettlement Sites

J.Whitehead; Economic and Political Weekly; July 10-16

NBA for setting up new tribunal on SSP
The Hindu; July 13

Sit-in against Narmada dam
The Times Of India, July 13

An alliance with the Narmada
The Hindu, July 11

A life and death struggle
The Hindu, July 11

Fearing backlash club declares Arundhati persona non grata
The Times Of India, July 10

Girl Trapped, Drowned Behind Sardar Sarovar Dam
Environment News Service, July 09

Medha uses sound of silence to lash out against court order
The Times Of India, July 08

SSP cost escalation to have fallout on state finances
The Times of India, July 07

A decisive battle of the downtrodden
The Hindu, July 06

Medha Patkar plans fast from today
The Hindu, July 04

The Final Countdown
The Hindustan Times, July 04

Letters to the Editor on Arundhati Roy's article
The Frontline, July 3-16


News in June 1999

Why Arundhati gave away those lakhs
The Hindu, June 29

Meet another hero from Narmada
The Hindustan Times, June 27

Top novelist funds anti-dam campaign
BBC Online, June 26

Narmada Dam: All aspects taken care of
Dam builder's response, The Hindu, June 19

More powerful by far
Chanchal Sarkar; Opinion; The Hindustan Times, June 16

Tribals to launch unique Satyagrapha from June 20
The Hindustan Times, June 6


News in May 1999

Lessons from Sardar Sarovar
Yoginder K.Alagh; Opinion; The Hindustan Times, May 19

Medha Patkar hears voices of dissent
The Hindustan Times, May 3


News in April 1999

Harnessing Rivers; Part I, Part II
The Hindu, April 27-28

Death of seven dam oustees belies Gujarat Govt's claim
The Hindustan Times, April 24

Sardar Sarovar Project: Maneka team abruptly recalled
The Hindu, April 24

Narmada oustees won't end stir
The Hindustan Times, April 20

SC panel submits report on SSP
Indian Express, April 17

MP govt to publish status paper about Narmada projects
Indian Express, April 17

'The ward boys left me in a corner near the urinals'
Rediff on the Net, April 12

The Narmada Story
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu, April 12

S Kumar?s power project likely to wreak havoc in Jalud village of M-P
The Hindustan Times, April 10

NBA calls off dharna after Maneka's assurance
The Hindu, April 09

Medha Patkar, several NBA activists arrested
The Hindu, April 08

People vs. Large Dams
Kuldip Nayar; Opinion; The Hindu; April 6, 1999

India: Hundreds protest Narmada Dam
Corporate Watch; April 07

Villagers protest against SC order on Narmada dam
Rediff on the Net, April 05

Narmada water dividing state along regional lines
The Times Of India, April 05


News in March 1999

A Triumph for Gujarat
Frontline; March 13, 1999

Civic Fatalism : Citizen's Loss of Sensitivity and Grace
The Times Of India; March 12, 1999

The threat posed by large dams
Deepti Priya Mehrotra; Opinion; The Hindustan Times; March 10

The Threat Posed By Large Dams
The Hindustan Times; March 10, 1999

A Village Sings Its Swansong
The Indian Express; March 3, 1999


News in February 1999

Dams or People?
Rajeev Dhawan; Opinion The Hindu; Feb 26, 1999

India's Narmada Dam Construction Resumes
Environmental News Service; Feb 22, 1999

Too Early To Rejoice Over Narmada Verdict?
The Hindu, Feb 22, 1999

Gujarat Resumes Work On Sardar Sarovar Dam
The Hindu; Feb 20, 1999

What I Learnt From A Cough
Dilip D'Souza; Sunday Observer;

Damned If They Do
Outlook;

Narmada : Missed Opportunity
Editorial; Economic and Political Weekly;


News from 1998

Dam row: Panel trip off, yet no respite for Keshubhai
The Hindustan Times; Sep 10, 1998

PM asked to ban entry of dam panel
The Hindustan Times; Sep 10, 1998

Parties oppose Medha's presence on dams' panel
The Hindustan Times; Sep 4, 1998

M-P police used 'too much force against women protesters'
The Hindustan Times; June 22, 1998

M-P villages scared after atrocities on protestors
The Hindustan Times; May 29, 1998

Maheshwar power project: Masses rise against people's movement
The Hindustan Times; May 5, 1998

Narmada activists allege police brutality
The Hindustan Times; May 1, 1998