Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicP.V. Narasimha Rao

Topic: P.V. Narasimha Rao

Himachal ‘king-maker’, telecom trailblazer, corruption convict — Sukh Ram leaves complex legacy

Sukh Ram, 94, passed away in Delhi this week. He was elected to the Himachal Pradesh assembly 5 times and thrice to the Lok Sabha, but ‘telecom scam’ of 1996 cast a long shadow.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

The 50-year hunt for the Indian Flight Lieutenant who went ‘missing’ in 1971

In '1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories' Rachna Bisht Rawat collects tales of extraordinary courage and fortitude of the Indian armed forces.

Rao-Gowda-Gujral-Vajpayee PMO had ‘atom bomb’ files on Pawar, Mulayam & others: ex-IAS officer

In a soon-to-be-released biography of Deve Gowda, ex-PMO official says Narasimha Rao kept some secret files on political personalities who could create trouble.

Why Modi’s India can’t repeat the 1991 reforms miracle of Narasimha Rao & Manmohan Singh

PM Modi's popularity remains unmatched, as does his flair for dramatic gesture. But his govt and Indian bureaucracy aren’t set up to develop a consensus behind liberalising reforms.

Remembering Chandra Shekhar, India’s 8th PM who was in office for just seven months

On Chandra Shekhar's 14th death anniversary, a look at the life and times of the former Prime Minister of India in pictures.

Get people back to work — the growth mantra India needs as big-bang 1991 reforms turn 30

Employment was already an area of failure, and Covid has made it worse. Millions are poor again. And millions of small enterprises that have pulled down shutters may never reopen.

India’s continuing Covid struggle, and new twists in Rajasthan’s political ‘game’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Ignored for years, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi now praise Narasimha Rao for ‘bold leadership’

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi issued statements speaking highly of the former PM as part of celebrations marking the 29th anniversary of the 1991 economic reforms.

Legacy of police brutality in India, and PTI’s ‘anti-national’ interview

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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