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How Rajiv Gandhi, ‘such a nice man’, won and ruined India’s biggest mandate

When Rajiv Gandhi started he could do no wrong. Halfway through his five years, he could do no right. His tenure had many chastening lessons in how mega mandates can make you smug and self-destruct.
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Falling in love with Pakistani spy cost Madhuri Gupta reputation, career & 3 years in jail

Madhuri Gupta, a veteran diplomat, has been sentenced to three years in prison for passing on sensitive information to a Pakistani man who had honey-trapped her.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Modi govt’s proposal to change how service & cadre are allocated to civil servants – a good idea?

Experts weigh in on the PMO's proposal that services and cadres should be allocated after civil services entrants complete their three-month foundation course.

Karnataka Elections

Karnataka Assembly elections

Room 402: Where BJP lost even the little hope it had to snatch Karnataka

It was here that the Congress’ two ‘missing’ MLAs, Anand Singh and Pratap Gowda Patil, were reportedly holed up amid alleged attempts by the BJP to enlist their support to form the government.
D.V. Shivakumar

D.K. Shivakumar: Karnataka Congressman for whom defeating BJP designs is becoming a habit

DKS has flourished by taking on fellow Vokkaliga strongman H.D. Deve Gowda and his family. But this week he worked to ensure his son becomes chief minister.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Modi govt’s proposal to change how service & cadre are allocated to civil servants – a good idea?

Experts weigh in on the PMO's proposal that services and cadres should be allocated after civil services entrants complete their three-month foundation course.

Karnataka floor test – has Supreme Court restored some lost prestige or has it stopped short?

Experts weigh in on Supreme Court's order to newly sworn-in Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka to prove its majority in under 36 hours.

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