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Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad is a Delhi-based defence and security analyst. Views are the author’s own and do not reflect those of Open

14 Days to the Darkest Phase of Indian Democracy
Columns
14 Days to the Darkest Phase of Indian Democracy

A peek into the crucial events from June 12 to June 26 of 1975, the day Emergency came into force

15 June 2021
Columns
How Morarji Desai outwitted Jagjivan Ram and Charan Singh

Looking back at the intriguing political deliberations of late March 1977 that saw the rise of the first non-Congress government at the Centre

22 March 2021
Was Emergency Inevitable?
Essay
Was Emergency Inevitable?

Indira Gandhi was planning it from January 1975, long before the Allahabad High Court judgment

19 June 2020
Why Savarkar had to be saved
Essay
Why Savarkar had to be saved

Patel and Morarji wanted to avoid communal violence and political instability at all costs

22 May 2020

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Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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