Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicRajiv Gandhi

Topic: Rajiv Gandhi

These documents show how India and Union Carbide colluded on the Bhopal Gas tragedy

Documents accessed by ThePrint shows how GoI and Union Carbide played blame game while the victims still await justice.

Narendra Modi has to take risks like Rajiv Gandhi on defence deals, or he’ll stall

That’s what Narendra Modi has to do and launch defence modernisation like Rajiv Gandhi in 1985-89, but with lessons learnt.

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi: The enfant terrible of Indian politics who became one of India’s finest leaders

Dasmunsi was an outstanding mass mobiliser, persuasive orator, street-smart political fighter and more, Mani Shankar Aiyar writes in a tribute to his friend.

Dada Don’t Preach

Pranab Mukherjee is the ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ of Indian public life. The third volume of his political memoir is self-serving, hides too much and uses uncharacteristic innuendo.

NIA crackdown in Kashmir risks creating a political vacuum and a slide into the unknown

The central government seems believe the NIA raids will help contain political unrest and erode the public credibility of the Hurriyat leaders.

Death for Disagreement

While Gauri Lankesh's killers are brought to justice, her courage and sacrifice should also shock our violent and abusive discourse back to civility.

Amid tectonic political shifts, the North East needs a moral guiding force like Rishang Keishing

The political journey of Rishang Keishing from a strong Naga integrationist to a strong Indian nationalist who represented a united Manipur carries lessons for the current day politicians.

Lawyer daughter helps complete mom’s unfinished battle against triple talaq

Priya Hingorani, who played a role in Shayara Bano’s case, is the daughter of Shah Bano’s lawyer. 

On Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary: How to squander a mega mandate

When Rajiv Gandhi started he could do no wrong. Halfway through his five years, he could do no right. His tenure had many chastening lessons in how mega mandates can make you smug and self-destruct. His record should be essential reading for those with brute majorities now, from Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi and on to Vasundhara Raje, Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee. Shekhar Gupta

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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.


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.