As the Red Army crossed into the land of the Afghans, for the US Pakistan turned almost overnight from a pariah country into a ‘frontline state’ in the war on ‘godless Russians’.
Katju has said that the lawyer had himself narrated the story of becoming a HC judge.
Janata’s collapse paved the way for her comeback.
UNGA speeches aren’t usually epoch-making. But looking back, they do give a fascinating glimpse into India’s changing sense of itself on the world stage.
Manmohan Singh had been hailed as a Prophet of Progress—the man who dragged India out of decades of slow growth into a boom unprecedented in its history.
The party imploded in spectacular fashion, giving Indira Gandhi the chance to rise again.
In its determination to politically destroy Indira Gandhi, the party succeeded in hastening her return to power.
The media is on a fairly strict, leak-free diet that puts an edge on hunger.
After the 1977 election, she seemed to have reached the road’s end.
It was a decision Indira Gandhi made only because she was forced to.
Neither Heptulla nor BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has ever hosted a political iftaar party.
His approach resembles that of Indira Gandhi. But he must note: in Delhi, what one controls, slips away.
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.