Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicIndira Gandhi

Topic: Indira Gandhi

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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