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POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
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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Rajiv Gandhi, Ins viraat, Indian Navy

A Viraat Row: No, Rajiv Gandhi didn't treat INS Viraat as his private taxi. And yes, we must bring the precious carrier back to life

Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas writes down why it is necessary for the government to work on INS Viraat lying decomissioned in Mumbai and not play politics over it.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Rajiv gandhi legacy, Congress, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Ayodhya, Bofors, Communalism: Why India needs to remember Rajiv Gandhi’s reign as PM

Narendra Modi now represents a school of political thought that is entirely opposed to what Rajiv Gandhi stood for and the Congress continues to represent.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chowkidar chor hai, Rajiv Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Lowest Uncommon Denominator: Why I think Narendra Modi knowingly lowered the level of political discourse

It has been helpful to Modi and the BJP to cover up failures and flaws with insults and allegations. However, when the Opposition responds in kind, the PM doesn't seem to like it.

HUMOUR

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Rajiv Gandhi, Vacation, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Guilt Trips: It's not just PM Modi. We Indians are so critical of taking holidays!

We believe in austerity. If you are suffering, you must be a good being. There is no question of taking a break to chill. Even if you're on vacation.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Ins viraat, Lakshadweep, Rajiv Gandhi

Time for a break: From blue lagoons to national parks, Rajiv Gandhi's vacations shocked 1980s India

It was the first time India had a happily married PM. And one who believed in flamboyant holidays with family and friends.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
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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Bhrashtachari comment, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

'Brashtachari Number One': Why has our political discourse hit a shocking new low?

Leaders may come and leaders may go, but our morals and ideals should stay intact, no matter how dire the circumstances may be.

POLITICS

 |  16-minute read
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

 |  8-minute read
Sam Pitroda, Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Sam Pitroda: 'What proof does India have of Balakot air-strike? I have the right to ask. What the PM says about me is shameful and cheap'

Congress leader and famed technocrat Sam Pitroda spoke with Rohit E David about why he still questions the Balakot air-strike, why PM Modi shares certain similarities to President Trump and his prediction for Elections 2019.