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It was a chilly winter evening when a high profile panel gathered to debate the relevance of Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy in the 21st century...

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:February 19, 2009 10:59 pm

It was a chilly winter evening when a high profile panel gathered to debate the relevance of Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy in the 21st century,at the launch of Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar’s book A Time of Transition,published by Penguin and the Express Group. Witnessing the spirited discussion was an audience comprising political leaders,civil servants,diplomats and city luminaries. In between serious arguments on democracy and socialism,there was enough humour. “Mani is much more interesting when he’s in the opposition,” said panelist Arun Jaitley in his introduction,to loud claps from the audience. Pondering Rajiv Gandhi’s core values was never more interesting.

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