Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicMorarji Desai

Topic: Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai – India’s oldest PM who always had time for media questions

Morarji Desai, the first leader of a non-Congress government in India, could be quite curt and blunt with sycophants.

‘Son of soil’, worked with Modi in his 20s — Who is Morarji Desai’s great-grandson Madhukeshwar

Madhukeshwar Desai on why he picked the BJP over the Congress, how he kickstarted his political career with L.K. Advani, and his quick rise as the vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

Morarji Desai had stolen PMO documents. Was set to reveal classified secrets

In his memoir 'A Rude Life', journalist Vir Sanghvi recounts gripping details of politicians, actors, public figures and the media landscape.

43 years on, Assam village awaits ‘memorial’ to mark plane crash Morarji Desai luckily escaped

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Between sanitiser and gaumutra for COVID-19, many in Modi’s India have made historical choice

Cow urine is a great political leveller. From hyper-secular Congress leader Digvijaya Singh to ministers in Modi’s cabinet, cow urine has won many fans.

Morarji Desai — the Indian Prime Minister who won Pakistan’s highest civilian honour

Former PM Morarji Desai is credited with leading a phase of peace in India-Pakistan ties in the 1970s. But his relationship with Islamabad has evoked much controversy.

Morarji Desai saw this letter from Indira Gandhi as a brazen attack on his self-respect and resigned

In Morarji Desai: A Profile in Courage, Arvindar Singh writes about how 1969 was a turning point in Morarji’s life and in the history of India.

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.

Two reasons that can keep CAA-NRC protests from evolving into a larger anti-Modi movement

How do you get Hindus, farmers, workers to join and keep alive the protests against Modi government? JP and Morarji Desai had lessons.

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. 

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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