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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.
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.
The central government seems believe the NIA raids will help contain political unrest and erode the public credibility of the Hurriyat leaders.
While Gauri Lankesh's killers are brought to justice, her courage and sacrifice should also shock our violent and abusive discourse back to civility.
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.
Priya Hingorani, who played a role in Shayara Bano’s case, is the daughter of Shah Bano’s lawyer.
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
Anupam Kher in ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ won’t be a first. Here are other films that have depicted PMs on screen
Kher also played Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil film 'Kuttrapathirikai'