Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAtal Bihari Vajpayee

Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Before 2004 tour of Pakistan, Dalmiya gave players the option to skip. All declared available

In ‘On Board’, former BCCI admin Ratnakar Shetty writes about how Vajpayee wished the Indian cricket team luck, and the players promised him that they would do their best.

Why a liberal Indian needed to write Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s biography

Vajpayee was flawed, weak in many ways, and played cynical politics but he never stopped trying to reconcile diverse groups.

SubscriberWrites: Vajpayee’s statesman politics demands a comeback

Whether Vajpayee was in power or in the opposition, his credibility was neither created nor staggered due to gain or loss of power, writes Nischal Vats.

Rao-Gowda-Gujral-Vajpayee PMO had ‘atom bomb’ files on Pawar, Mulayam & others: ex-IAS officer

In a soon-to-be-released biography of Deve Gowda, ex-PMO official says Narasimha Rao kept some secret files on political personalities who could create trouble.

When Modi returns, photo of him with Pope Francis will stand out. Nothing else will matter

Modi leaves nothing to chance. Not when Goa elections are coming up, and India’s secular credentials are being questioned.

Vajpayee-Advani to Modi-Shah — How 2 BJP govts have dealt with its ‘tainted’ ministers

During Vajpayee rule, leaders accused of corruption were either expelled or denied party tickets. But things have changed during Modi-Shah tenure.

Would Nehru have more Twitter followers than Modi? Decoding personality traits of Indian PMs

In ‘Narcissus or Machiavelli’, Nishant Uppal writes that American scholars have established personality-behaviour linkages for US presidents, but none exist for Indian PMs.

For every Himanta, there’re Scindias, Bahugunas — why defecting to BJP isn’t always a ticket to power

Two leaders have recently moved to the BJP despite a growing unease in the party about this ‘politics of defections’. But defections now aren’t the same as they were earlier.

Between Vajpayee and Modi era, RSS has learnt many political lessons

If during the Vajpayee government RSS showed its desperation to control its ideological protégé, the BJP, it now seeks to build on the political capital of Modi.

Privatisation gets mega push in Budget 2021, most ambitious plan since Vajpayee era

Only four sectors will be classified as strategic, CPSEs in other sectors will be privatised. Two banks and one general insurance firm will also be privatised in FY22.

On Camera

YourTurn

The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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