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POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Babri Masjid demolition, Rath Yatra, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi

The Karmic Cycle: Did LK Advani's karma boomerang and lead to his sidelining in the BJP?

There are many who say that Advani’s was a "gentler kind of communalism" and he is appalled by what the BJP has now become. That is absolute nonsense.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Liberals, Communalism, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Convenient Secularists: How those who called Vajpayee 'communal' first later hailed him as a 'statesman'

Political narratives are all about convenience. You are 'secular' when you talk of caste groups or the Muslim-Yadav combination. But you are 'communal' when you speak of the Hindu vote bank. What drives such selective standards?

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Jaswant singh, Maulana masood azhar, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hijacking

Hijacked Logic: As politics over 1999's IC 814 rages now, are we really different today?

It's said that PM Vajpayee acted under pressure, releasing Maulana Masood Azhar in exchange for Indian hostages. But what would an Indian PM do today?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kamal Nath, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Don’t write off Shivraj Singh Chouhan just yet. Here’s how he is scripting his comeback

Sources close to Chouhan say he fancies himself in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mould.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP, Ram mandir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Babri demolition

December 6: The Ram Temple dramatis personae and the Vajpayee ambiguity 

While other BJP leaders were militant about the Ayodhya movement, Atal Bihari Vajpayee both scorned, and used, it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Assembly elections 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

As the political rhetoric on all sides worsens, one can only ask, 'Ye andaz-e-guftagu kya hai?'

Polls now are seeing terrible language used for political rivals, and even their families, by all sides. There was, however, a gentler time in politics when politicians behaved like gentlemen

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Ram Temple, Jawarharlal Nehru, Yogi Adityanath, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why the Yogi Adityanath government is in an overdrive to claim Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy

It seems the party somewhere realises that all is not as hunky dory in Uttar Pradesh as it was in 2014.

MONEY

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet  |  2-minute read
Liberalisation, Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee’s finance minister Yashwant Sinha remembers his economics and his way of getting things done

Vajpayee was determined to leave a legacy behind.

POLITICS

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Economic liberalisation, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP, Vajpayee's demise

Why the legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will live on

India Today cover story explores the stories behind the former PM's key initiatives, written by those who have known him intimately.

POLITICS

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Raj dharma, 2002 Gujarat riots, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi

Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee's plans to force Modi to resign after Gujarat riots had to be shelved

The PM is wrong in saying Vajpayee never buckled under pressure.