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POLITICS

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Rajiv Gandhi, Shah bano case, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Arif mohammad khan

His name is Khan: And he could be our next President. Why Arif Mohd Khan may be the BJP's presidential nominee

Khan's utterances on reform in the Muslim community are much in sync with the BJP-RSS narrative. Could he be PM Modi's Abdul Kalam?

POLITICS

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Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Congress, Rahul Gandhi

Happy Birthday, Rahul Gandhi!

As the Congress president turns 49, here's wishing him a long, health and happy life.

POLITICS

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Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Tukde tukde gang

Liberals, don't despair! Here's why you should not let Lok Sabha 2019 get to you!

The liberal's glass is not half-full or half-empty, the glass has simply cracked. Many still can't understand just how Narendra Modi returned.

POLITICS

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Congress president, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Sins of the father: Rajiv Gandhi, not Rahul, is responsible for where the Congress is today

Rahul Gandhi never inherited a party that had much internal coherence or ethical power. Rajiv Gandhi had weakened the Congress through the choices he made. It's unfair to blame only Rahul today.

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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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

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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

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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

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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.