What is deemed enormously significant at a particular time doesn’t necessarily stand the test of time
The hijab controversy can take the country into dangerous territory but, unlike the 1980s, it will not take people years to grasp its import
Bajaj’s business didn’t just survive but grew in liberalised India
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.
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