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Narendra Modi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Swatantra party

45 years after its dissolution, here's what opposition parties must learn from Swatantra Party

'Indira Hatao' made Indira Gandhi stronger. 'Modi Hatao' made Modi look invincible. The opposition can refuse to ignore this at its own peril.


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Adults-only, Indians, Jawaharlal Nehru, Children's Day

Children's Day is not about Jawaharlal Nehru or kids. It's all about celebrating adult fantasies

Happy Children's Day in an 'adults-only' world.


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Partition, Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, Ideology

Why I think Nehru fans and Modi bhakts are really the same

Both claim to be at opposite ends. But when it comes to ignoring what's holding India back, they unite.


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Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel

Why Rahul Gandhi-led Congress needs to put Nehru-Patel records straight

An authorised account from the Congress is required to put the Nehru-Patel, Nehru-Bose ties in perspective, even if it means admitting some mistakes.


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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.


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Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, India at 71, Independence day 2018

A man who shaped independent India - but didn't dominate it

On Independence Day, a look at one of India's most powerful, and self-effacing, leaders. An edited excerpt from 'The Man Who Saved India' by Hindol Sengupta.


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Congress, Museum, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru memorial

Evicting 'Nehru' from the Nehru Memorial

It is high time the Museum-Library complex be liberated from the legacy of only one PM — who lived there to emphasise his superiority over his equals.


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Defence, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Army, 1962 Sino-India War

1962 war: Truths that India still keeps close to its chest

After the war, Nehru realised SPP Thorat was right in his predictions. But it was too late.


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Communal politics, Hindutva, Mughals, Jawaharlal Nehru

Why India must embrace the Mughal legacy that worked for Akbar and Nehru

With Sulah Kul, many a successful emperor ruled a vast area by maintaining a balance of communities in the subcontinent.


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Congress, Jawaharlal Nehru, Narendra Modi, Bhagat Singh

Damning evidence that everyone - except Nehru and Congress - met Bhagat Singh in prison

Even Ajay Devgn met the revolutionary before shooting for 'The Legend of Bhagat Singh'.