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Inder Malhotra

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

Run over the banks
Fri, Jul 10, 2009

Three years after the tsunami of criticism over the devaluation of the rupee had driven Indira Gandhi to a policy switch,from pragmatic to populist...

Remembering Emergency,34 years on
Fri, Jun 26, 2009

Americans of a certain age still remember what they were doing when John F. Kennedy was shot dead.

When the rupee crumbled
Fri, Jun 12, 2009

Stealth and secrecy surrounded Indira Gandhi’s decision to devalue the currency

Mourning Nehru in Pakistan
Fri, May 29, 2009

On the day Jawaharlal Nehru passed into history 45 years and two days ago,I was in Pakistan along with some others of the Indian hack pack.

When the Buddha first smiled
Fri, May 15, 2009

The story behind Indira Gandhi’s Pokhran-I decision

Of reform and resistance
Fri, May 01, 2009

Nehru nearly staked his government,and Ambedkar resigned over the Hindu Code Bill

All the prime minister’s men
Fri, Apr 17, 2009

For Jawaharlal Nehru the road to the first general elections,on which he was very keen...

King and Cong
Sun, Apr 12, 2009

The story of a man who combined the roles of a modern politician and a maharaja

A first principles disagreement
Fri, Apr 03, 2009

It is impossible fully to comprehend the significant ramifications of the great and successful gamble of India’s first general election...

The first vote cast
Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Now that the election fever is mounting by the minute — and political parties are enlivening the scene by breaking up old marriages...

The anniversary of exile
Fri, Mar 06, 2009

How time flies! In four days it would be fifty years since the famous Tibetan revolt that forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India...

All that glitters is not sold
Fri, Feb 20, 2009

Those who lived through the brief but brutal border war with China in the high Himalayas in 1962 still remember the trauma it caused.

Hasan and the sea of stories
Tue, Feb 10, 2009

Khalid Hasan,who died last week in Washington,where he was the special correspondent of Lahore’s Daily Times and Friday Times....

When the flesh is weak
Fri, Feb 06, 2009

The PM’s heart surgery was an open matter — but it wasn’t always so with heads of state

That Spring in the Valley
Sun, Feb 01, 2009

The Kashmir crisis was more complex than is made out to be by a timely new biography of Sheikh Abdullah

‘No Hindi,no English. How?’
Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Indira Gandhi’s elevation to premiership was surrounded by intrigue

Remains of the day
Fri, Jan 09, 2009

When India and Pakistan thrashed their issues out in Tashkent

Curious death of Alexander Litvinenko
Tue, Nov 28, 2006

Litvinenko’s personality is a factor to be considered. Who were the people he was consorting with? And for what purpose?

Bharat yatras, Washington yarns
Thu, Mar 02, 2006

Come to think of it, George W. Bush is only the fifth United States president to travel to India over 58 years since independence, which is ...

Bharat Sarkar, all ears
Wed, Jan 11, 2006

What the current furore over the alleged tapping of the Reliance phone of the Samajwadi leader, Amar Singh, might ultimately reveal is far f...

Every strike has a sting
Thu, Oct 06, 2005

Last week’s unnecessary and rather perverse day-long disruption in large parts of the country continues to be the subject of bitter com...