The World This Week: Caging democracy (Aired: November 1990)
Published On: May 12, 2013 | Duration: 21 min, 58 sec
The land of the rising sun has a new emperor but Japan and the world is on edge. In Burma, the military junta cracks down on voices of democracy and dissent, and Rupert Murdoch wins a television war.
The family behind India's multinational Thermax in Pune explain how innovation and an open culture helped take them from a company making small boilers to one of the country's most trusted industrial names.
The Bharti Mittal group were latecomers to corporate social responsibility but made up for lost time by building 200 rural schools in just two years. Tavleen Singh gives them a round of applause.
Meet Chinky, aged four. She's a TV star. But she has no friends. Radhika Bordia navigates the unfamiliar, precocious world of child actors and finds that even at its most glittering, it's a lonely life for the little stars, many of who are living their parents' dreams.
In two corners of the globe, women are on top. Benazir Bhutto rides a wave of sympathy in Pakistan, Margaret Thatcher attempts to regain lost political ground in Britain. Meanwhile in another world, Ivan Lendl out-boom-booms Boris Becker.
On the campaign trail with Digvijaya Singh, NDTV asks the-then chief minister some hard questions about the economics of his state and the "pot holes that seem to be part of Madhya Pradesh's destiny".
It was a make or break year for BJP leader Pramod Mahajan as he tried to change the politics in the state of Maharashtra. It was a landmark election for the BJP leader, the return of the Shiv Sena - BJP in the state would mean Pramod Mahajan had arrived on the national political scene.
We bring you an on-the-spot report examining the landslide defeat for Benazir Bhutto. Also on the show, the price of oil drops to its lowest in weeks.
In January 2002, at the height of tensions between India and Pakistan, Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf and India's Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee travelled to Kathmandu for a summit of the South Asian countries. General Musharraf impromptu walked over to PM Vajpayee and the two leaders shook hands. NDTV travelled from Kathmandu to the border between India and Pakistan to see if the bilateral chill had thawed.
On the 150th year of Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary, NDTV visits Madrid to rediscover his Spanish connection.
Growing up is hard when you are 17 and searching for a home away from home. In Delhi University, students from out of town live in a state of constant flux, paying high rents for poor living facilities. Sutapa Deb meets these strangers in a strange land.
In the dusty bylanes of Jodhpur, a stateless community lives in limbo. They made the long journey from Pakistan only to find themselves isolated and ignored across the border. Many hapless families have been waiting to be recognised as Indians for 50 years or longer, spending their years in economic and social despair.
In this edition, US President George HW Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev meet and make significant progress on a range of issues, a special report from strife-torn Cambodia, and why Michael Jackson is making news.
One of the finest actors of Indian cinema, Pankaj Kapur talks to NDTV about why the actor prefers to do less work and how he chooses his roles in films and television.
Six month after the Kargil war, all transport links between India and Pakistan come to a halt. The bus from Delhi to Lahore makes its final journey. Barkha Dutt gets on-board.
A 500-day proposal to turn 70 years of socialism in Soviet Union creates a storm; Jordan – a close ally of the West and traditional supporter of Iraq - finds itself caught in the cross-fire of the Gulf crisis; and the trial of Winnie Mandela puts pressure on South Africa's fragile moves towards reconciliation and democracy.
For Dinesh Gupta, 27, his daily trek from one part of Delhi to another is almost always a journey filled with prejudice, disdain, ignorance and callousness. Because Dinesh is disabled. Barkha Dutt takes a hard look at what is one of India's most bitter truths.
In tsunami-shattered Nagapattinam, the raging sea claimed countless lives. Sutapa Deb visits the killer beaches and listens to the stories of grief and loss in a changed landscape.
As storm clouds of war gather in the Gulf, Saddam Hussein sends an extraordinary message to the world by "hiding behind Western women and children." In New York, the verdict in a brutal gangrape of a white woman by black youths polarizes American society. And in India, there's a new star on the horizon – Sachin Tendulkar, the youngest player in 25 years to score a Test century.
To salute the tough lives of our jawans at the border, actor Hrithik Roshan and his Lakshya team visit the soldiers posted near the India-Pakistan border in Suchetgarh in Jammu and Kashmir.