Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicIndira Gandhi

Topic: Indira Gandhi

Gabriel García Márquez named secret Mexican daughter after Indira Gandhi, UK report claims

The report came after the Colombian-born Nobel laureate’s extramarital affair with Mexican writer Susana Cato was revealed.

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

Ask Rahul Gandhi about Emergency and he calls it a ‘mistake’. And Modi is ‘fascist’

In 'India's Undeclared Emergency', Arvind Narrain draws a parallel between Indira Gandhi's 1975 era and the present.

Tarkeshwari Prasad Sinha, fiery freedom fighter from Bihar who rose to top echelons of power

Sinha’s public life started to take shape during the 1942 Quit India Movement, when she was just 16. She eventually rose to be a Union minister and a four-time MP.

Sam Manekshaw was key architect of 1971 win, but it wasn’t his personal success: Daughter Maja

As India & Bangladesh fondly remembered Field Marshal Manekshaw on 50th Victory Day, Maja Daruwala gave insight into what then-Army chief was like to his soldiers and family.

50 yrs of 1971 war: How forces, intel, politicians jointly made it India’s finest military hour

On 16 December 1971, 93,000 Pakistani military and govt officials surrendered before Indian Army, ending the Bangladesh Liberation War that began on 3 December.

MC Reddy led Telangana Agitation. Indira Gandhi was smarter—she made him UP Guv instead

M. Channa Reddy was the governor of 4 states, and Andhra Pradesh CM twice. The Congress couldn't miss such a tall leader.

Indira Gandhi convinced world before 1971. She and Manekshaw both knew timing was key

The outrage of ex-Servicemen against new claims on Manekshaw’s role in 1971 shows a homily in the larger literature, which undermines the agency of the forces.

I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.

Why Priyanka Gandhi’s arrest in UP is evoking comparisons to grandma Indira’s 44 years ago

On 3 Oct 1977, ex-PM Indira Gandhi & four other members of her Cabinet were arrested under corruption charges. Congress leaders draw parallels between Priyanka's and Indira's arrest.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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