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Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad

The author, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon and Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, is a technology consultant and defence analyst. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author

Columns
12 June 1975: The Day That Changed India, Shook Indira

How the events of 12 June 1975 launched a political revolution

13 June 2022
Columns
How Morarji Desai Became Prime Minister in 1977

On the 45th anniversary of the first non-Congress government, Ravi Visvesvaraya Sharada Prasad describes the political intrigue, deals and treacheries of March 1977 that saw Morarji Desai become prime minister, outwitting Jagjivan Ram, Charan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, each of whom had more MPs supporting them

24 April 2022
Columns
How Our Leaders Failed to Save Gandhi from Godse’s Bullets

A tragedy of errors and apathy led to the assassination of the father of the nation on January 30, 1948

30 January 2022
Special
Why Did Indira Gandhi Call for Elections in January 1977?

The author, whose father HY Sharada Prasad was Information advisor to Indira Gandhi, examines the likely reasons why she relaxed the Emergency and called for elections

23 January 2022
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

Authors

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 the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

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 is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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