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POLITICS

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Indira Gandhi, Golden temple, Operation blue star

Operation Blue Star: 35 years later, has the Sikh elite's perception of the event changed?

Today, 1984's traumatic Operation Blue Star appears water under the bridge for Delhi's Sikh elite. Why has such a different impression of the event, which scarred Punjab back then, emerged?

POLITICS

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Indira Gandhi, Nehru legacy, Jawarharlal Nehru, India

Why Nehru is relevant

The key to the Nehru era is its goodness and the love which his countrymen returned to him in abundant measure.

POLITICS

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Balakot, Pulwama, Pakistan, PM Modi

Patriot Games: How the Congress lost the plot on India's security, and lost the election too

The last thing Pakistan wanted was Narendra Modi back as India's PM. They'd have preferred the Congress which is seen as soft on them. But how did Indira Gandhi's party reach such a state?

LIFE

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Handloom, Indira Gandhi, Modi fashion, Lok Sabha elections 2019

PM Modi, Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi: Who wins Lok Sabha 2019 with fashion?

Cowboy hats and denim jeans gave way to namesake kurtas and handloom sarees for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. But whose style will you vote for?

POLITICS

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Indira Gandhi, Khalistan, Congress, Priyanka Gandhi

Winning elections, losing respect: Dear PM Modi, abusing a deceased Rajiv Gandhi is entirely against India’s ethos

PM Modi's recent remarks about the late Rajiv Gandhi shocked many. It valued cheap sensationalism over the dignity due to the deceased. This is no example to emulate.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Congress, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Computers, Cronies and Corruption Charges: Deconstructing Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy

Known for Bofors and the anti-Sikh pogrom, less known for peace accords and modernising the armed forces. Famed for coteries, including an Italian one, the Rajiv years echo in our politics even today.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh War, Nationalism, Pulwama, Balakot

The Good, Bad and Portentous: Narendra Modi's five-year report card, and how this compares to Mrs Indira Gandhi

Since Modi’s leadership has been closely compared to Indira Gandhi’s, what lessons can he learn from her rise, fall and rise?

VARIETY

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Rae Bareli, Indira Gandhi, Wildlife Protection Act, Snake charmer

A Real Indira Gandhi Moment: Priyanka Gandhi snakes her way through Rae Bareli electorate

She clearly shares a love for wildlife with her late grandmother. But Priyanka Gandhi must do more to take forward Mrs Indira Gandhi's legacy on this.

POLITICS

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Khushwant Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Maruti, Emergency

India's Most Famous Saas-Bahu Saga: Why Indira Gandhi's household produced eternal bitterness between her daughters-in-law

As Maneka and Sonia Gandhi hit the headlines for their political moves, a look back at when the two women were just daughters-in-law to PM Indira Gandhi, in whose home a relationship of bickering and an eventual break in embittered ties began.

POLITICS

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Indira Gandhi, Congress, Dynasty politics, Priyanka gandhi vadra

Lok Sabha 2019: Why I think the Congress is making an error by fore-fronting Priyanka Gandhi

There are strong reasons why to many Priyanka appears a reluctant politician. And the Congress looks pushed to the wall, pushing her to head its political war.