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Book Review: The Dramatic Decade
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A Seventies story, retold by the quintessential insider

By Pranab Mukherjee Rs 595 Rs 595 The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years Despite the high office he holds, Pranab Babu, as he is universally known, is the most consummate politician in the post-Nehru era in Indian political history. Indeed, he has a ... Asian Age, 1 month ago
The President's meandering memories Business Standard India, 2 months ago
IndiaTV News

Not setting the record straight

If Pranab Mukherjee's book excerpts are to be taken at their face value, he appears as an apologist for the Emergency. But what is most galling is his attempt to exonerate Indira Gandhi for the imposition of this draconian measure David Ben ...
 New Delhi Pioneer1 month ago Defending dictatorship in a vibrant democracy  New Delhi Pioneer2 months ago President Pranab Mukherjee's Notes From The Emergency  Tehelka2 months ago Indira didn't know what constitutional provision to use for imposing 1975 Emergency, claims Pranab in his book  IndiaTV News2 months ago
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I knew I had no skeletons in my closet: Pranab Mukherjee in his book

Those who have been looking out eagerly for some juicy bits about the inner- goings on and palace intrigues of party politics in the late 1960s and through the 1970s in president Pranab Mukherjee's "The Dramatic Decade The Indira Gandhi Years" (Rupa; Pages: ...
 DNA2 months ago
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22 years ago, before Barack, there was John Abraham

'It was a moment when I felt what power can get. Such a reception was beyond my expectation.' George Joseph reports. President Barack Obama is the chief guest at this year's Republic Day celebrations in India, but he may not be the first US political leader to receive the privilege. Way back in 1993, John Abraham, mayor of Teaneck in New Jersey, was a guest of honour at the Republic Day celebrations that year. Then British prime minister John Major was the chief guest, and Abraham was the only ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

In Praise of Mrs G

Shortly after the Congress party's debacle in the 1977 Lok Sabha election, I asked Indira Gandhi why she had gone to the polls if the signs were not propitious. She turned her large eyes on me in surprise to exclaim artlessly, One doesn't hold ...
 Open1 month ago

Thus spoke the President

kherjee understands that time can be both ruthless and kind. So, his take on the Emergency; on the rise, fall and rise of Indira Gandhi; of factionalism in the Congress through the 1970s; and of the suicidal Janata Party months has come at a time ...
 New Delhi Pioneer1 month ago
The Freepress Journal

The Dramatic Decade

focuses on one of the most fascinating periods in the life of this nation, the decade of the 1970s. The birth of Bangladesh, the imposition of emergency, Indira Gandhis defeat in 1977 general elections and the emergence of the Janata Party. This was ...
 The Freepress Journal2 months ago

South Berubari residents want to be on Indian side

MANAS R BANNERJEE manas.bannerjee@gmail.com Siliguri, 18 December Following the agreement between India and Bangladesh to exchange enclaves, around 23,000 residents of South Berubari, an adverse possession, are demanding inclusion of their ...
 The Statesman2 months ago

When SBI chairman gave Rs 9 cr

Receiving some Rs 9 crore in tin boxes from then SBI chairman, impounding of his passport when he had none and running a raid raj - President Pranab Mukherjee faced too many allegations and barbs from within and outside Congress soon after the lifting of ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago

‘Emergency an avoidable misadventure’

‘Emergency an avoidable misadventure’ Revealing minute details of the events leading to the imposition of Emergency in the country, which included the liberation of Bangladesh and the Jayaprakash Narayan movement, President Pranab Mukherjee, in his book ...
 Asian Age2 months ago
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