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Beyond Tomorrow The major contentious issues in the global nuclear scene have arisen as a result of the clash of two good principles: one, that limitless proliferation of nuclear weapons has to be ended if the world is to be spared the risk of a terminal catastrophe and the second, that universal treaties should rest on non-discriminatory principles. Fortunately today, with the end of the cold war and the consequent cuts in the nuclear arsenals of the Big Powers exciting new vistas have opened for the resolution of the nuclear weapons issue. 759 Costly Care Drug prices have continued to increase sharply since May last. This will not only hike costs of medicare, but, given industry's attempts to promote the use of unnecessary products, make for an increase in irrational consumption of drugs. 743 Monsoon Mystery The implications of the government's decision not to publish the experts' preliminary forecast of the coming monsoon are ominous 728 South Asian Agenda Given the generally unfavourable economic environment there is an urgent need to articulate a broader agenda for South Asian co-operation. And India should not abdicate its role in bringing this about 734 The Surat Pogrom What took place in Surat in December last was a pogrom with Muslims as the exclusive targets. While the Ayodhya incidents triggered the massacres, the stage had been set for it by the social, economic and cultural forces which make Surat what it is today: rampant urbanisation, an expanding informal sector and the large army of migrant male labour. 737 Dynamic of the Diaspora The accelerated pulse of China's growth in the last decade owes much to the dynamic of the diaspora

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