ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Praful Bidwai

People vs Nuclear Power in Jaitapur, Maharashtra

In the Konkan, thousands of families in the environmentallyrich and verdant Jaitapur area are waging a non-violent battle against the Department of Atomic Energy's plan to construct the world's biggest nuclear power complex in the region. A report of the struggle that has been met with repression and a critique of the proposed European Pressurised Reactors which are currently not operational anywhere in the world and have been criticised for their design flaws.

Confronting the Reality of Hindutva Terrorism

The exposure of a Hindutva terrorist network behind the bombings in Malegaon and elsewhere should put paid to the widely prevalent assumption - shared by the police in numerous states and by the national security establishment - that terrorism in India is an enterprise run mainly, if not exclusively, by Islamic extremists. The rise of Hindutva terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from the climate of divisiveness and the culture of hate that the Bharatiya Janata Party has consciously promoted in its cynical pursuit of power.

Money Laundering in Perspective

in Perspective Crime and Money Laundering: The Indian Perspective by Jyoti Trehan; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, PRAFUL BIDWAI Among the many varieties of corrupt and criminal financial practices prevalent in the world, perhaps none is as economically damaging as the flight of capital planned and executed systematically by tax evaders, financial racketeers, bribetakers, arms traders, extortionists, drug traffickers, mafia-style criminals, and of course,