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August 22, Forty Years Ago: Mars Ahoy

A look at the front page of Indian Express on August 22, published forty years ago.

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After 12-year wait, Cong finally unveils statues of Indira, Rajiv Gandhi

The event was to mark the 71st birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday. These are the only statues of Indira and Rajiv in the city.

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August 14, Forty Years Ago: Ban The BBC

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said there was no plan to impose single-party rule in India.


August 3, Forty Years Ago: Thanks, Tito

Justifying the imposition of the Emergency, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in an interview to Yugoslav journalists, said that “the opportunistic and cynical policies of the opposition parties” had to be “frustrated” to protect democracy, socialism, secularism and non-alignment, the four pillars of India’s state policy. In this context, she said, the support offered to her […]


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Site was designed to test how television could be used to educate and instruct rural audiences to participate in national development programmes.

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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.