Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicIndira Gandhi

Topic: Indira Gandhi

India needed a crisis to reform. It got one in 1991, thanks to Nehru & Indira’s Soviet model

India’s turn to a centrally planned economy began in the 1950s under PM Jawaharlal Nehru. But by 1991, the economy came to a grinding halt and faced a massive crisis.

West read Emergency wrong. India’s democracy mattered little to US, UK, Russia

Archival documents on the Emergency show the incredible ease with which national capitals across the world pivoted to the new realities of India’s constitutional autocracy.

Bangladesh’s freedom wasn’t all about Indian military. Public diplomacy played a huge role

India's efforts to end the 1971 Bangladesh crisis is remembered as a great strategic and diplomatic triumph. But little is known about the role played by civil society members.

Nehru went to cabinet on Kashmir, but Modi’s decision-making is different

For a leader, the ability to take decisions speedily is a virtue but equally important is to weigh in the possible consequences.

Capt Satish Sharma, the Gandhi family loyalist who wasn’t apologetic about luxuries in life

Former Union minister & Congress MP Capt Satish Sharma died in Goa, where he had been residing for the past few years, Wednesday night.

Motilal Vora, the Gandhi family loyalist, ‘uncle’ figure & chronicler of Congress history

Vora, who died Monday aged 93, had been with the Congress since Indira Gandhi’s time. He was considered among the most 'consistent and loyal' party workers.

Plea seeks 1975 Emergency proclamation be held unconstitutional, SC issues notice to Centre

A 94-year-old has filed the petition, citing her personal experience of her family's rights being infringed upon. Supreme Court says prima facie, it doesn't see any merit in case. 

‘The walls are closing in again’ – Why I’m losing hope in India

A disturbing arbitrariness has crept into policymaking, institutions have decayed and the economy’s structural deficiencies have worsened.

BJP alleges Khalistani agenda behind farmer protests, says Congress playing with fire

BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya tweeted a purported video of protesting farmers where a man is heard citing PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination in an apparent bid to threaten PM Modi.

‘Maa Tujhe Salam’ — Congress now dedicates slogan to Indira, after using it for Sonia in May

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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