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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Grand old party of Indian politics has sadly been taken captive by a dynasty: Arun Jaitley

The finance minister also said that the ‘slave’ mentality of senior leaders in Congress makes them sing the song scripted by the dynast.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

President who took a tranquiliser after signing away India’s democratic rights to Indira

On the 42nd death anniversary of former president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, a look at his career-defining moment that warped India's democracy.
George Fernandes with Arun Nehru (C)

George Fernandes was born a Lohiaite, and died one, says Arun Jaitley

George Fernandes was an extra-ordinary leader, a Parliamentarian that many dreaded facing, and above all, a dissenter, Union minister Arun Jaitley wrote in memory of him.
In this Dec 30, 2004 photo the then JD (U) President George Fernandes briefs the media after visiting the Tsunami affected areas in New Delhi | PTI

George Fernandes, the socialist who wanted to be a priest but ended up a rebel

George Fernandes was a trailblazer of sorts in politics, making socialism fashionable for an entire generation of Indians.

Congress’ behaviour in Karnataka makes no political sense

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar in a still from Aandhi | YouTube

With 2019 elections approaching, Gulzar’s Aandhi is the film to watch again

Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar-starrer Aandhi was banned by Indira Gandhi govt during the Emergency.

The cruel truth is that Jayaprakash Narayan was let down by his own followers

On JP’s 116th birth anniversary, reposting my trip down memory lane to 1977-78, and conspiracy theories about why his health deteriorated in the Emergency era.

The Kerala governor who openly pushed Indira’s case for PM

Ajith Prasad Jain also served in a Nehru Cabinet and backed the abolition of the zamindari system.
File image of Ramnath Goenka

Ramnath Goenka: The publisher-proprietor with a journalist’s instinct

Remembering Ramnath Goenka, who remains a towering presence on Indian journalism 27 years after his death. 
Cho Ramaswamy | Getty Images

Cho Ramaswamy: The Tamil legend who called out politicians on Babri and Emergency

Cho Ramaswamy, an actor, satirist and politician, was born on 5 October 1934. He is probably best remembered for his political satire Muhammad bin Tughlaq

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
anil ambani

Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?