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Indira Gandhi

Why strong leaders are highly vitaminised

Shiv Visvanathan

Narendra Modi and the steroid theory of politics

It’s the Popularity, Dammit!

Narendra Modi could be the one who can tell the world that strength and popularity do not necessarily breed autocracy

The intimate daughter

Priyanka on the stump exudes the charisma of her grandmother. A portrait

The Trouble with Tribunals

And why India’s National Green Tribunal in particular cannot do justice to its stated objective

Ruin of the Congress

As two recent books tell us, India’s most charismatic leader, Indira Gandhi, has left a debilitating effect on the party. Rahul’s efforts to shelve personality-driven politics only bewilders it

Why Bother Re-arranging Chairs?

Even if the speculation in Delhi is true, a Kamaraj Lite Plan is unlikely to help the Congress

A Gandhian’s Memories

How land meant for farmers displaced by Partition later housed the rich and powerful of Delhi, one of them being Indira Gandhi.

‘Yes, I Don’t Like Pakistan’

Salman Rushdie speaks of a failure called Pakistan, and why his lawyer told him proving Indira Gandhi was not of good character was the only way to save his skin

Riot and Wrong

As the Jarnail Singh incident reminds us, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots still rankle. This essay from Khushwant Singh’s Why I Supported the Emergency explains why

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