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Who deserves to be India's President
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Who deserves to be India's President

'It was never the quality of the CV that defined an incumbent's performance or legacy.''It was that other, unquantifiable quality: Stature,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: President Pranab Mukherjee with his likely successor, Ram Nath Kovind. Photograph: Kind courtesy @presidentofindiarb/Facebook Whether Ram Nath Kovind has the credentials to be India's 14th Rashtrapati or not is now a non-question. His committed backers will read his many achievements in public life 'in spite of' his humble ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago

Film maker laments over declining status of Kannada language

Award-winning renowned filmmaker Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar regretted that commodity status offered to languages has led to declining position of Kannada. Speaking at a panel discussion on 'Language Politics and Medium of Instruction: Challenges in a ...
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'Pranab Da, you've been a father figure': PM's emotional letter to ex-Prez

IMAGE: A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then President Dr Pranab Mukherjee.Photograph: Press Information Bureau of India 'Pranab Da, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me,' an emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a letter to Pranab Mukherjee on his last day as President. The letter, which spells out the bond between the two leaders who come from different political ideologies, was shared by the former president on ...
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'Modi must recognise this huge blot...'

'In the three years since 2014 social tyranny has become a very real problem.' 'The government has denounced this tyranny -- once in a while.''But its supporters in North India bash on regardless,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com For the last three years, an old word has been renewed, not without sufficient reason, 'tyranny'. A very close relative is 'intolerance'. Much has been made of this word by historians and politicians when discussing British rule ...
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The Death That Devastated Indira Gandhi

'When Sanjay died, Indira was consumed by frantic, helpless grief.''She became very fragile, very bitter,' recalled Maneka Gandhi.'She was never normal again.''She was never Indira Gandhi again.' In all the highs and lows that India's most powerful, and only woman, prime minister faced in her life, her younger son Sanjay's death was the most soul-destroying. He was her prodigal child, the one she had moulded to carry on her legacy, which she herself had fought bitter battles to carve and ...
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'If we don't speak up, silence will be taken as consent': Sonia Gandhi

During the release of National Herald's Commemorative Publication celebrating 70 years of India's Independence, Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a veiled but scathing attack on the BJP and the RSS, accusing them of taking India to the crossroads ...
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The army needs a new strategy for Kashmir

'A new doctrine now needs to be evolved for a new situation, and the army will do it.''You won't see more Kashmiris driven in front of army columns.''Nor will the army massacre hundreds, Dyer style,' says Shekhar Gupta. Brigadier General Reginald Dyer was British, but was an officer of the Indian Army. The 50 riflemen who opened fire at a peaceful Baisakhi gathering at Amritsar's Jallianwala Bagh, killing 396 and wounding more than a thousand, were Indian soldiers. Within 25 years, the same ...
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