Rajiv Gandhi

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How ‘Mr Clean’ lost his shine

The spat with V.P. Singh and the Bofors scandal dented Rajiv Gandhi’s image. After that, he could do nothing right.


Rear view: The era of the politics of appeasement

Rajiv Gandhi’s attempt to please conservatives among Muslims and Hindus cost him the support of both


The rise of ‘Mr Clean’

Rajiv Gandhi was very popular in his initial years in office. But he could not deliver on his promises.


For Rahul to be bold

He needs to take a leaf out of his great-grandfather’s book.


Want to write tell-all book on Indira and Rajiv, says Dhawan

R K Dhawan says he is “inclined” to write a book that will “reveal a lot” about the former Prime Minister.


A dynasty is born

By the time Indira Gandhi was hit by tragedy, it was already clear that her family would inherit control of the party and the country.

Defensive no more

At UN, Modi hints at a more innovative and assured approach on multilateral issues.


Reading India and world, through PMs’ speeches

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.


India PMs who delivered key speeches at the United Nations

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.

A career diplomat who lost his job at a press meet but not his dignity

The 85-year-old former foreign secretary died at a private hospital in Bangalore.


Former foreign secretary Venkateswaran cremated in Bangalore

The 85-year-old former foreign secretary died at a private hospital in Bangalore on Tuesday.


Congress launches U-Army to mobilise unemployed youths against BJP govt

Congress on Wednesday started an NGO – U-Army or what it calls an “army of unemployed youths”.


Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary

Devotional music was played throughout the programme.


To keep the river alive

The Namami Ganga initiative must build on what has been achieved. And go beyond involving organisations of the ruling dispensation’s extended ideological brotherhood.


Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini moves SC over release of seven life-term convicts

Nalini approaches apex court after the release of the convicts was stayed in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.