Saturday, October 14, 2006

COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
SIGHT AND SOUND

STAMPED IMPRESSIONS

GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE

PUNJABI ANTENNA

WEBSIDE HUMOUR

FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME

ROOTS


Campus elections: Party time is over
Campus elections: Party time is overThe face of student politics may never be the same. With the Supreme Courtís recent order on the implem- entation of the Lyngdoh Committee report, money and muscle power is likely to get leaner in campus elections. More transparency, accountability and discipline will also be ensured.
Smriti Kak Ramachandran gets the reactions of present and former student leaders and men from academia to the order that is set to stamp out the dark side of campus politics.

Keep parties out: Lyngdoh
Ramesh Kandula from Hyderabad
W
e took as pragmatic an approach as possible," says former Chief Election Commissioner J. M. Lyngdoh, who headed the Committee that presented recommendations to keep off the influence of political parties, money and muscle power from student union elections.

Why depoliticise campuses?
Former student leaders from the region favour cutting down poll costs but strongly oppose depoliticisation of the process, says Chitleen K. Sethi
Student elections show different hues in the different states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as well as the union territory of Chandigarh.

COLUMNS

 

THIS ABOVE ALL: Alone but not lonely
by Khushwant Singh

Punjabi antenna: Hype and hyperbole
by Randeep Wadehra

fashion: Saree splendour
by Anjana Sarin

Good motoring: Tweel, the latest in tyres
by H.Kishie Singh

SIGHT & SOUND: Media in the time of crisis
by Amita Malik

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Weak spot
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

Rhyme Time





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