Thursday, 1 December, 2022
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Topic: Emergency

The story of how RSS leaders deserted Jayaprakash and the resistance during Indira’s Emergency

BJP leaders have been asked to remember Jayaprakash Narayan and his struggle on Emergency anniversary. But RSS was ready for a compromise with Indira Gandhi.

At 13, I joined the protest against Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, spent 3 months in jail

BJP national spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal writes about how the time spent in jail while his parents were lodged in another prison shaped his views about democracy and freedom.

This is no Emergency. Modi and Shah are using democracy to subvert democracy

By looking for an Emergency in our times, we forget to notice that the first Republic inaugurated with the Constitution of India is already over.

Yogendra Yadav gets my Communism grudge right. But prescribes snake oil for India: Shekhar Gupta

My argument is not with Communism. It is with the political economy that the eminent signatories of Mission Jai Hind believe in.

Gayatri Devi, princess-politician and Indira Gandhi critic who was jailed during Emergency

Gayatri Devi, whom the Congress twice sought as a member, made history with her landslide victory in the 1962 Lok Sabha elections as the Swatantra Party's Jaipur candidate.

How India protested when there was no WhatsApp or Instagram

From stickers in bathrooms to litho printing, Indians always found ways to protest.

Madhu Dandavate — two inches of foam that he gifted Indians and the letters he wrote

A physicist first and a politician later, Madhu Dandavate did not hold back from speaking truth to power. On his 96th birth anniversary, a look back at his legacy.

Modi to youth: If you don’t make sacrifice in battle today, history will curse you tomorrow

In 1976, Modi addressed India's youth in a letter: Today’s unemployment, immorality, corruption, and oppression will harass you tomorrow. So why are you silent?

Emergency-era censorship affected films so badly that even a spot of blood was cut out

Kishore Kumar's songs were taken off AIR. Stars such as Dev Anand were harassed. Even Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray were given advice on film-making.

When a Singaporean critic of Marxist socialism took Indira Gandhi to court

The day after Indira Gandhi nationalised banks, R.C. Cooper air dashed to New Delhi to challenge the ordinance.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.