Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Inder Malhotra

Allies and liability
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Coalition politics has not meant more democratic politics.

Rear view: The beginning of resistance
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Opposition to the Emergency was growing, even though the authoritarian regime seemed able to suppress it.

Rear view: Emergency and capitulation
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Initially, Indira Gandhi’s monstrous act was met by a lack of resistance.

Once upon an Emergency
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Thirty-nine years ago, on this day, began India’s tryst with despotism

After the victory, the unravelling
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

The afterglow from the Bangladesh war soon faded, and Indira Gandhi found herself besieged.

Camera rolls for Telugu remake of ‘OMG: Oh My God!’
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

"The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead actors," a member from the film's unit told IANS.

The collapse of the Shimla Accord
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reneged on his commitment to Indira Gandhi much earlier than some had anticipated.

If Nehru did not exist
Tue, May 27, 2014

India would have had to invent him. Remembering India’s first PM on his 50th death anniversary

When the fighting has to stop
Sun, May 25, 2014

Immediately after Bangladesh was freed, Indira Gandhi declared a unilateral ceasefire on the western front.

Security misstep
Thu, May 15, 2014

UPA erred by not agreeing to a permanent chairman for the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Lightning campaign in Bangladesh
Mon, May 12, 2014

The spectre of Chinese military action hovered even as India embarked on the 14-day war

The build-up to flashpoint
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

How the London ‘Times’ jumped the gun in announcing the beginning of the Bangladesh war.

Rear view: Tours and treaties
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Indira Gandhi used both to bolster India’s position ahead of the Bangladesh war.

A story of Varun and Rahul
Wed, Apr 09, 2014

Some praise and a lot of controversy.

How clarity dawned on Bangladesh
Mon, Mar 31, 2014

In testing circumstances, Indira Gandhi made up her mind to act.

Confused and cacophonic
Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Delhi’s response to the unfolding Bangladesh crisis mirrored a lack of a tradition of strategic thought.

Bangladesh’s birth pangs
Sun, Mar 02, 2014

How Indira Gandhi initially misunderstood the crisis in East Pakistan.

The wave no one noticed
Mon, Feb 17, 2014

Defying the expectations of observers and the opposition, Indira Gandhi won the 1971 elections handsomely.

Caste and Congress
Fri, Feb 07, 2014

Janardhan Dwivedi’s plea for an end to caste-based reservations was puzzling. It touched off a predictable storm.

Indira’s trial run in Kerala
Mon, Feb 03, 2014

How she cannily allied with the CPI to undercut the CPM and raise her standing after the Congress split

In belated accord
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

The recent India-Pakistan trade breakthrough was a long time in the making.

A populist move,a party chasm
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Zakir Husain’s death in 1969 exposed the battle between Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai for leadership within the party.

A rough landing
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

War,secrets and spies heralded the now-retiring MiG-21’s arrival in India.

A sideshow that made headlines
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

In 1967,the defection of Stalin’s daughter to the US while on Indian soil captured the world’s imagination

When Congress’s loss became Indira Gandhi’s gain
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

The party's poor performance in the 1967 polls put an end to Morarji Desai’s leadership bid.

Gaining from her party’s losses
Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Indira Gandhi’s position was strengthened by the ‘catastrophe’ that befell the Congress in the 1967 polls

Locked House
Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Both the BJP and Congress are responsible for a dysfunctional Parliament

Indira Gandhi’s leftward swing
Mon, Jun 10, 2013

Lyndon B. Johnson’s retaliation for India’s condemnation of the Vietnam war was swift and searing

A storm of protest
Mon, May 27, 2013

Indira Gandhi's decision to devalue the rupee in 1966,as Lal Bahadur Shastri had intended to do,was controversial

The PM’s sabha
Thu, May 16, 2013

The next head of government should be a member of the directly elected House

Mission to America
Mon, May 13, 2013

Indira Gandhi secured food and economic aid,but came under attack from within her party and without

Rebuke for Wilson,rapport with De Gaulle
Mon, Apr 29, 2013

Indira Gandhi used her trip to Washington to send a message to the British prime minister

A hostile mood in Parliament
Mon, Apr 15, 2013

The crowds that had gone delirious while welcoming her rise to power were now demonstrating against her.

Day of the turncoats
Mon, Apr 08, 2013

No party is averse to welcoming political migratory birds. But the Congress takes the cake

An uncertain beginning
Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Indira Gandhi had a challenging start to her first tenure as prime minister

The power of secrecy
Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Intelligence agencies must be made subject to parliamentary scrutiny