Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicJanata Party

Topic: Janata Party

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly.

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.

How we ensured ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ premiere had drinks, with Janata Party govt in power

In ‘On The Move’, entrepreneur Hari Khemka writes about the Rajasthan Yuva Manch and hosting the all-India premiere of Raj Kapoor’s mega film in 1978.

Long before RTI Act, the Janata Party was already pitching for ‘openness’ in govt

In ‘Capturing Institutional Change’, Himanshu Jha writes about the Official Secrets Act and the Janata government promising ‘openness’ after Emergency.

Indira Gandhi vs Morarji Desai: How JNU was at the centre of battle to capture academia

Under Indira Gandhi, JNU turned a deep shade of red because of curricula and faculty chosen by Education Minister Syed Nurul Hasan from a pool of pro-CPI teachers.

Chaudhary Charan Singh — prime minister for 23 days and champion of India’s farmers

On Chaudhary Charan Singh's 117th birth anniversary today, PM Modi said he was unwavering when it came to safeguarding the rights of hardworking farmers.

The sarkari cola: How Janata govt launched its own fizzy drink after Coca-Cola left in 1977

Unofficially known as ‘sarkari cola’ or ‘satattar’, Double Seven was manufactured and marketed by the govt-owned makers of Modern breads.

Morarji Desai, the prime minister for whom time in PMO was ‘tougher than prison’

Morarji Desai, India's first non-Congress PM, was the only Indian who won the Bharat Ratna & Pakistan's highest civilian award — the Nishan-e-Pakistan. 

George Fernandes was born a Lohiaite, and died one, says Arun Jaitley

George Fernandes was an extra-ordinary leader, a Parliamentarian that many dreaded facing, and above all, a dissenter, Union minister Arun Jaitley wrote in memory of him.

Fierce fighter, peerless friend: Why George Fernandes remains special, writes Yashwant Sinha

George Fernandes had seen ups and downs in his political career but always remained the kind-hearted human being that I knew.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

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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