Opposition to the Emergency was growing, even though the authoritarian regime seemed able to suppress it.
Initially, Indira Gandhi’s monstrous act was met by a lack of resistance.
Jaitley highlighted “submissive Supreme Court” to suggest that the Emergency exposed the “weakness” of the Constitutional order.
Thirty-nine years ago, on this day, began India’s tryst with despotism
To revive growth, policy and institutional reforms are necessary. Begin with modernising the tax system.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reneged on his commitment to Indira Gandhi much earlier than some had anticipated.
The assassination of Indira Gandhi caught me on the wrongest foot possible: in transit from New York to New Delhi.
Both turned poll into plebiscite, raised huge expectations.
India would have had to invent him. Remembering India’s first PM on his 50th death anniversary
The polity appeared to have adjusted to coalition governments which, in V P Singh’s famous words, mirrored the fact that “India was a coalition”.
The spectre of Chinese military action hovered even as India embarked on the 14-day war
National Stock Exchange to hear case tomorrow
The photographs, found in a poor condition, were scanned, corrected and sent on a flash drive, and Jalil reprinted them for the show for the first time.
As she kept moving, local youth Congress leaders went in search of new pair of sandals in the market.
How the London ‘Times’ jumped the gun in announcing the beginning of the Bangladesh war.