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Isha Koppikar wants biopic on Kiran Bedi, Indira Gandhi

Isha Koppikar says if she gets a chance, she would love to be part of one on either Indira Gandhi or Kiran Bedi.

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For the record: On behalf of the CPM, I totally oppose the new declaration of Emergency

I am sorry to say that as a Congressman who once fought for the freedom of this country and who courted arrest and suffered so much, I had been treated in this way.

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Forty Years Ago: Misa Amended

The Soviet spacecraft shifted into position as cosmonauts completed repairs on the docking system.


Chronicle of the Emergency: When poetry spoke against the betrayal of democracy

It was U R Ananthamurthy, the Kannada intellectual, who prodded Perry in 1978 to collect the protest writings of the Emergency before they were lost.


July 8, Forty Years Ago: Our babus

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on July 08, Forty Years Ago.

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When the bench buckled

Emergency did not spare the Supreme Court because the tides of history do not pass judges by

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The return of the shadow

To fight authoritarianism, we must first acknowledge its presence


Big Picture – ‘Why did they kill me, ammi?’

During the Emergency’s darkest days, with the sterilisation programme at its peak, 35 men, most of them Muslims protesting against the drive, were allegedly shot dead in three settlements in Muzaffarnagar.


Emergency had a reason

But it is time now to turn the page and abolish emergency provisions in the Constitution.


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar remembers the Emergency: ‘Many in the police sympathised with us, though they couldn’t show it’

Today, the attitude is — let’s do it only my way. There is little tolerance for opposition and there are obvious double standards in play.

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Because of the 44th amendment

It keeps our democracy safe. By ensuring that an internal emergency has lost its bite


Gujarat HC junks petition alleging Indira Gandhi’s assassination was suicide

The bench stated that “the prayer of the petitioner is to declare that Indira Gandhi committed suicide which can’t be granted.”

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Recalling the Emergency years

In 1975, the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency, widely seen as the darkest hour of India’s democracy.

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Indra Gandhi paid for Emergency. If bad things had not happened… she would never have lost the elections: RK Dhawan

40 years after the Emergency, RK Dhawan, Indira Gandhi’s closest aide and her biggest confidante, admits to excesses during those times, blames then chief ministers for ‘instigating’ Sanjay Gandhi and insists Emergency cannot be imposed today.

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Only because of Emergency, I joined politics, says Gov Naik

He said he was oranising secretary of Jan Sangh in Mumbai at that time and had the task of preparing hand written “bills” against Emergency.