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Shekhar Gupta with Narasimha Rao

Why Narasimha Rao is India’s most vilified, deliberately misunderstood and forgotten PM

On P.V. Narasimha Rao’s death anniversary, here is why, even though his style was so hopelessly understated as to amount to self-denial, his method was thorough and effective.
Former PM PV Narasimha Rao and BJP leader LK Advani

बाबरी कांड में धोखा खाए राव ने आडवाणी को हवाला में फंसाकर बदला सधाया

बाबरी मस्जिद विध्वंस मामलें में कांग्रेस तब तक अपराधबोध से मुक्त नहीं हो सकती जब तक नरसिंहराव निर्दोष नहीं मानती
Former PM PV Narasimha Rao and BJP leader LK Advani

Narasimha Rao felt betrayed over Babri, he avenged it by trapping Advani in hawala scandal

Explaining the frightened silence of Congress on 25th anniversary of Babri. The party can’t shake off its self-inflicted guilty conscience unless it accepts Narasimha Rao’s innocence.
Narasimha Rao

Home ministry had a plan to prevent Babri demolition, but PM Rao didn’t allow it

Madhav Godbole, Home secy at the time of the demolition, says a contingency plan had been ready since July, but the final go-ahead 'never arrived'.
A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

कैसे तीन प्रतिद्वंद्वी पार्टियों के चार महान नेताओं ने सुखोई-30 सौदा बचाया

यह कहानी है कि कैसे नरसिंह राव, अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी, जसवंत सिंह और अविश्वसनीय रूप से मुलायम सिंह की बुद्धिमत्ता के बिना भारतीय वायु सेना का सुखोई-30 हासिल करने का सपना उड़ान भरने से पहले ही ध्वस्त हो गया होता।
Pranab Mukherjee interacting with the media while P. Chidambaram sits beside him in 2009

Chidambaram’s ‘dream budget’ did not remain so: Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee was completely unlike P Chidambaram as a finance minister. And Mukherjee has pointed out that it was due to their differences in opinion on the economy.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.