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POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Narendra Modi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Vajpayee doctrine

Neither Nehru, nor himself, nor any one party – Atal Bihari Vajpayee put India first

The former Prime Minister was truly a Bharat Ratna for he emphasised Bharat was above personal, political or petty differences. The story of India was for everyone. And he wrote many of its best lines.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Janata Party, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Socialist leader, George Fernandes

Why despite several controversial moves, George Fernandes continues to inspire us

He was prepared to put his life at stake for the cause of liberty and democracy.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Parkash Singh Badal, TDP-BJP alliance, Akali Dal

Will Badals walk out on Modi and NDA?

Akali-BJP ties run beyond diversity, regionalism.

MONEY

 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Economic Reforms

Why Vajpayee stands taller than Rao, Manmohan and Modi put together

In two-and-a-half decades of economic reforms, despite having pro-market credentials as prime ministers, no one else ever dared to privatise ailing PSUs.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Pakistan, Winter Session, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Narendra Modi

How Vajpayee can help Modi defrost winter session and ties with Pakistan

What seems to be missing in the PM's approach is a generosity of vision.

POLITICS

 |  In real time  |  5-minute read
Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Modi, ISIS, India-Pak

Modi is wise to return to Vajpayee's Pakistan policy

As handshakes in Paris, Bangkok and now Islamabad remind us, the basic doctrine, talk-talk/fight-fight doesn't change.