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POLITICS

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Bangladesh, Pulwama terrorist attack, Indira Gandhi, 1971 Indo-Pak war

When India brought Pakistan to its knees: How the 1971 war was fought and won

As TV studios drum up hysteria today, a look-back at how a decisive victory was executed in saner times by a PM who exemplified calm under fire.

POLITICS

 |  Right foot forward  |  6-minute read
Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi arrives: The Gandhi daughter's entry shows 2019 polls are a direct battle between Sonia and Modi

People compare Priyanka with Indira Gandhi for her looks. But it is in fact Sonia Gandhi who learnt much more from Indira on how to plot a comeback. Can she pull this off?

VARIETY

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Lok Sabha elections, 2019 general elections, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

Congress' Sanjeevani Booti: Priyanka Gandhi is the life-giving magical herb her party needs

Priyanka has shown enormous guts in tough times. Her decision to formally join the Congress when it is going through one of its hardest moments is a testament to her grit, and her ability to change Indian politics.

POLITICS

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Emergency, Congress, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

MISA, Emergency, forced sterilisations: Why is Priyanka Gandhi resembling Indira Gandhi a good thing?

For many, the memory of Indira Gandhi is associated with a chaotic, violent, horror-filled time. Not something that would make them want to vote for her granddaughter.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

Indira Gandhi vs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: Decoding the charisma of nostalgia

Why is Priyanka Gandhi 'packaged' to look like Indira Gandhi? Well, why not?

POLITICS

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Congress, Media, Indira Gandhi, Sikhs

Where did the national media vanish during the 1984 pogrom against the Sikhs?

Newspapers and TV looked the other way as Sikhs were attacked. They have mostly used 1984 as a masala story occasionally thereafter.

POLITICS

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BJP, Indira Gandhi, Hindu nationalism, Congress

Why I think Congress is the A-team of BJP: The grand old party has in fact legitimised Hindu nationalism in India's politics

Nehruvian secularism started decaying under his daughter Indira Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi damaged it some more. And Rahul Gandhi has now done the same.

VARIETY

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Operation Bluestar, Indira Gandhi, Congress, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

1984 and the November Sikh riots in pictures - Why this remains an unhealed wound

Thousands were killed as the administration watched. Eleven inquiry panels and 34 years later, the wait for justice continues.

POLITICS

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Khalistan, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Why Rahul Gandhi cannot peg the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Hindus, RSS or the BJP

The Congress couldn't pin the killings of thousands of innocents on anyone back then and it surely cannot blame anyone else in 2018.

POLITICS

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Khalistani movement, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indira Gandhi, 1984 Anti Sikh Pogrom

Instead of dodging 1984, Congress should acknowledge the past

Several Congress leaders were repeatedly named in allegations about the anti-Sikh crimes of 1984. Denials by Rahul Gandhi won't take that away.