The writer is a senior journalist based in Delhi.
A look at the 60-year-old parliamentary proceedings sheds light on the kind of deliberative democracy at work in the early years of the republic. Unlike today, the PM made it a point to put off other official appointments to be present in the House.
It is such hazardous atmospherics that has pushed the Congress — and other opposition parties — into the present predicament. As for the Congress, it is too naive to presume that internal reforms will be an answer to its present problems
A reporter remembers Rajiv Gandhi in Lakshadweep, how he tried to balance Congress old guard and the ‘wiz kids’.
If the choice is between the two evils, one would certainly opt for the first. Rainbow coalitions were not bad performers. And a ‘strong PM’ did not do better.
Once, Delhi’s mohallas came alive to celebrate the Ramleela. It is now a forgotten memory.
Modi model is marked by a closed circle of decision-making, adversarial approach.
The telegram was once the reporters best friend