Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicIndira Gandhi

Topic: Indira Gandhi

Modi has carried forward Indira’s torch. Ujjain puja shows India connecting with past

Modi has, in some sense, taken forward Indira Gandhi’s torch. His proud unapologetic actions are very much in the spirit of the intrepid Indira.

Modi govt is betraying Jayaprakash Narayan’s legacy by calling him its icon

What Nelson Mandela said about South Africa — The history of our country is characterised by too much forgetting — is truer in the case of India.

‘Speed of a cheetah’ — read the subtext. Modi’s ‘pet’ project is heavy with political messaging

Return of cheetah to India will ‘strengthen’ Brand Modi. With it, Modi wants to convey to voters that he has made policy decisions at a “momentous” pace, said a senior BJP leader.

There’s something about the way Modi’s using BJP—Like Left Front, it hurts democracy

It's best to describe the BJP in its current avatar as a ‘movement’ party—one that seeks to upend ‘obsolete’ ways of doing things and replace them with its own values.

G23 isn’t a 1969 moment for Congress and Rahul Gandhi is no Indira

Indira Gandhi was one of the shrewdest politicians India has ever seen. She created a new Congress. Rahul Gandhi is destroying the one he inherited.

V.V. Giri — how election of first ‘independent president’ changed Congress & India’s politics

When it comes to presidential elections changing the course of politics and economy, the impact of the 1969 contest continues to remain unparalleled.

53 years since Indira’s bank nationalisation ordinance, a push for privatisation under Modi

Over half a century since Indira Gandhi nationalised 14 public sector banks, move still evokes sharp divisions, with some criticising it as a failure and others hailing it as a landmark  decision.

Can judiciary stand up to all-powerful executive? How judges did it during Emergency

The Emergency declared by former PM Indira Gandhi, that lasted from 1975 to 1977, saw judges from high courts across the country fight to uphold citizens’ civil liberties.

India’s founders kept repressive laws in the book. Today’s politicians show how wrong it was

Most parties today are using the law to stifle dissent. Worse, nobody is doing anything significant to oppose it—not the media, and certainly not the judiciary.

‘Soldiers and I are expendable, India’s reputation is not’ – How Sam Manekshaw rose to the top

Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, or Sam Bahadur, achieved a rare thing – he became a legend in his own lifetime.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.