Rajiv Gandhi

Dustbins of History

Swapan Dasgupta

What is deemed enormously significant at a particular time doesn’t necessarily stand the test of time

Shah Bano 2.0

The hijab controversy can take the country into dangerous territory but, unlike the 1980s, it will not take people years to grasp its import

Rahul Bajaj (1938-2022): Scooter Man

Bajaj’s business didn’t just survive but grew in liberalised India

A Bangladeshi Remembers Rajiv Gandhi

What if he had lived to get that second term in office?

A Vice-President’s Reflections

An account of a proud Indian Muslim who occupied the highest offices

Tradition and Morbidity

Rebels for a day, and virtual renegades in a schmaltzy spectacle of piety and panegyrics in the next day’s headlines, the dissenting Congress leaders retreated without the humiliation of a recantation. Some mercy.

The Maharajah’s New Clothes

Air India is on the block again. Will it work?

A Chariot in History

At a brainstorming session Pramod Mahajan came up with the idea of a nationwide grand yatra, Narendra Modi concurred and that was the beginning of the Ram Rath Yatra, catapulting the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on the national scene with LK Advani emerging as the face of Hindu aspirations

Beyond Insiders and Outsiders

An astute analysis of identity and belonging in Assam


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