Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Emergency

The first sign a government is losing its nerve

In my book, one of the first tell-tale symptoms of a government losing its nerve is when it starts attacking news media.

The Class of 1975

Why I call the emergency a university of democratisation: just take a look at its major graduates, right up to Narendra Modi.

1984 won’t end

Rahul Gandhi's defensive 'I-didn’t-do-it, my grandmother was assassinated' response has brought a three-decade-old calamity back, centre stage in his most important election campaign yet.

The idea of Indira

Mrs Gandhi was no doctrinaire figure, with all her wisdom or ideas inherited from her father. She changed and evolved, often for the better, sometimes not quite so

Emergency’s reality Czech

A second trip to Prague provokes a second thought on Emergency: why do we forget the strangling of our economic freedom?

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.