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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Rajiv Gandhi, Babri Masjid, Ayodhya policy, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi and Congress need a unified Ayodhya policy

In electoral terms, remarks ranging from a Ram Rajya promise to protecting Babri Masjid have not fetched the Congress any votes.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rajiv Gandhi, Congress, Raj Babbar

How Raj Babbar has always been a motormouth and Congress has taken it in its stride

The actor-turned-politician had one time been highly critical of Rajiv Gandhi too. But the Congress has overlooked this too.

POLITICS

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VOICES

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Bofors, Assassination, Death Anniversary, Rajiv Gandhi

Why Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary also rakes up his blunders in Kashmir, Assam, Punjab

The wrongs that he did continue to haunt not just his legacy or his party but the country itself.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Sikhs

I'm a victim of 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom, can BJP bring us justice?

Despite promises, no government has ensured justice for those uprooted and killed in the 1984 genocide.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Secularism

What Rahul can learn from Feroze Gandhi. And the road ahead for Modi till 2019

The BJP has reacted to Congress president's assertive new political mien in exactly the wrong way.

ART & CULTURE

 |  28-minute read
Rajiv Gandhi, Congress, Bofors

How Bofors scam was busted — and then buried

[Book excerpt] What we learnt early on in our investigation was that the documents in hand or in the pipeline were vital to the story, but the story should not get lost in the web of complexity that surrounded the transactions.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Sri Lanka, LTTE, Rajiv Gandhi

When I heard LTTE forces order Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

I checked with my Sri Lankan Tamil sources who said the then PM would be killed in keeping with Prabhakaran’s style.

POLITICS

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Congress, Rajiv Gandhi

I was with Rajiv Gandhi in the last 45 minutes of his life

[Book extract] Neena Gopal, the last journalist to interview India's youngest PM, gives an eyewitness account of his assassination.

VARIETY

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1984 Anti Sikh Pogrom, Rajiv Gandhi

On Rajiv's birth anniversary, West Bengal Congress kicks up 1984 storm

State unit posts the late PM infamous warning, 'When a big tree falls, the earth shakes', on social media.