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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Inder Malhotra

The writer was a Delhi-based political commentator. He passed away on June 11, 2016.

In belated accord
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

The recent India-Pakistan trade breakthrough was a long time in the making.

A populist move,a party chasm
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Zakir Husain’s death in 1969 exposed the battle between Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai for leadership within the party.

A rough landing
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

War,secrets and spies heralded the now-retiring MiG-21’s arrival in India.

A sideshow that made headlines
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

In 1967,the defection of Stalin’s daughter to the US while on Indian soil captured the world’s imagination

When Congress’s loss became Indira Gandhi’s gain
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

The party's poor performance in the 1967 polls put an end to Morarji Desai’s leadership bid.

Gaining from her party’s losses
Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Indira Gandhi’s position was strengthened by the ‘catastrophe’ that befell the Congress in the 1967 polls

Locked House
Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Both the BJP and Congress are responsible for a dysfunctional Parliament

Indira Gandhi’s leftward swing
Mon, Jun 10, 2013

Lyndon B. Johnson’s retaliation for India’s condemnation of the Vietnam war was swift and searing

A storm of protest
Mon, May 27, 2013

Indira Gandhi's decision to devalue the rupee in 1966,as Lal Bahadur Shastri had intended to do,was controversial

The PM’s sabha
Thu, May 16, 2013

The next head of government should be a member of the directly elected House

Mission to America
Mon, May 13, 2013

Indira Gandhi secured food and economic aid,but came under attack from within her party and without

Rebuke for Wilson,rapport with De Gaulle
Mon, Apr 29, 2013

Indira Gandhi used her trip to Washington to send a message to the British prime minister

A hostile mood in Parliament
Mon, Apr 15, 2013

The crowds that had gone delirious while welcoming her rise to power were now demonstrating against her.

Day of the turncoats
Mon, Apr 08, 2013

No party is averse to welcoming political migratory birds. But the Congress takes the cake

An uncertain beginning
Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Indira Gandhi had a challenging start to her first tenure as prime minister

The power of secrecy
Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Intelligence agencies must be made subject to parliamentary scrutiny

The second succession
Mon, Mar 18, 2013

The Congress top brass rallied around Indira Gandhi in the leadership tussle after Shastri’s death

Triumph and tragedy at Tashkent
Mon, Mar 04, 2013

With the signing of a peace agreement between India and Pakistan came the news of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s passing

The search for a nuclear umbrella
Mon, Oct 29, 2012

Having decided against a nuclear bomb,Shastri embarked on a quest for nuclear guarantees from the US and the Soviet Union

The past as prologue
Sat, Oct 20, 2012

Remembering the military debacle of 1962 is not enough. India must ensure its security from a fundamentally adversarial China

Shastri gets his way on nuclear policy
Mon, Oct 15, 2012

But before going to foreign powers for a security guarantee,the PM had to consolidate domestic support

Spooked by the stars
Thu, Oct 04, 2012

Why they say the cabinet reshuffle must wait till after mid-October

The Chinese bomb
Mon, Oct 01, 2012

Several factors prevented Lal Bahadur Shastri from devising a sturdy response to a nuclear China

A master of print
Sat, Sep 22, 2012

G. Kasturi,the longest serving editor of ‘The Hindu’,always insisted on adherence to the highest values of journalism

The beginning of a breach
Mon, Sep 17, 2012

In 1965,relations between Shastri and Indira Gandhi became strained almost to the point of breaking