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Ekta Kapoor announces Verdict 2; AltBalaji show to chronicle Indira Gandhi's life, The Emergency
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Ekta Kapoor announces Verdict 2; AltBalaji show to chronicle Indira Gandhi's life, The Emergency

Verdict 2 is based on books penned by Kuldip Nayar and Prashant Bhushan, reveals Ekta Kapoor.

How Indian cinema's timid portrayal of Indira Gandhi confined her to allusions, voices, silhouettes on screen
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How Indian cinema's timid portrayal of Indira Gandhi confined her to allusions, voices, silhouettes on screen

While several films have been made against the backdrop of Indira Gandhi's controversial decisions like the 1975 Emergency and Operation Blue Star, one has rarely seen an actor portray her in all her guts and glory.

Is India becoming more authoritarian? The answer isn't as simple as social media would have us believe
India

Is India becoming more authoritarian? The answer isn't as simple as social media would have us believe

The truly significant dissents of our time are emerging in pop culture on social media; in comedy performances; amidst small-town musical performers

Rahul Gandhi says Emergency was a mistake, but Congress didn’t ‘capture India’s institutional framework’
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Rahul Gandhi says Emergency was a mistake, but Congress didn’t ‘capture India’s institutional framework’

Gandhi alleged that the RSS is doing something 'fundamentally different' and filling up the institutions of the country with its people

Kangana Ranaut to play Indira Gandhi in untitled political drama, actress confirms on social media
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Kangana Ranaut to play Indira Gandhi in untitled political drama, actress confirms on social media

The film will be directed by Sai Kabir, who is also scripting the story and the screenplay.

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Arjun Raj Gaind's The Anatomy of Scars, based on the aftermath of Operation Blue Star

Amidst mounting conflict, when the protagonist of Gaind's narrative, a young boy named Himmat, visits his grandparents in Amritsar he becomes witness not only to the acts of dissidents fighting for a free Khalistan but also the violence brought on in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's death.

On Nani Palkhivala's 101st birth anniversary, a case for him to be awarded Bharat Ratna
India

On Nani Palkhivala's 101st birth anniversary, a case for him to be awarded Bharat Ratna

India would probably be a dictatorship, if not for Nani and a ‘Bharat Ratna’ is the least we can do to honour the man

Congress veteran and ex-home minister Buta Singh passes away at 86; Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute
India

Congress veteran and ex-home minister Buta Singh passes away at 86; Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute

A staunch loyalist of Rajiv Gandhi, Singh was a member of Lok Sabha for eight terms, held several positions in varied ideological dispensations at the Centre and became the Bihar governor in 2004

Read an excerpt from Sarbpreet Singh's Night of the Restless Spirits, a searing narrative of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Arts & Culture

Read an excerpt from Sarbpreet Singh's Night of the Restless Spirits, a searing narrative of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Eight stories chronicle the lives of different characters attesting to the loss, betrayals and rage wrought by the violence of 1984.

Vijay Diwas 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh pay tributes to soldiers who lost their lives in 1971 India-Pakistan war
India

Vijay Diwas 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh pay tributes to soldiers who lost their lives in 1971 India-Pakistan war

The India-Pakistan war had lasted for 13 days before Pakistan Army General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to the Indian Army and Bangladesh's Mukti Bahini on this day

When Siva's flame lit up Bombay: Revisiting the remarkable story of England's 1984 tour of India
Sports

When Siva's flame lit up Bombay: Revisiting the remarkable story of England's 1984 tour of India

As if the two assassinations at the start of the tour were not enough to get along with, between the second and third Tests, the Bhopal gas tragedy happened

No Khalistani hand in farmers protest; separatist movement presently undergoing existential crisis
India

No Khalistani hand in farmers protest; separatist movement presently undergoing existential crisis

There’s been no time in our recent history when it has been more important to have a genuine conversation on what went wrong in Punjab, and why — but that would take real courage, something which comes a lot less easily than outrage

Congress hails Indira Gandhi as 'Iron lady', Rahul remembers 'beloved grandmother' on birth anniversary
India

Congress hails Indira Gandhi as 'Iron lady', Rahul remembers 'beloved grandmother' on birth anniversary

Taking to Twitter, the former Congress chief remembered Indira Gandhi as an 'efficient prime minister' and someone who still sets an example of 'her impressive leadership'

Indira Gandhi's legacy provides crucial lessons to help reshape the present, secure the future
India

Indira Gandhi's legacy provides crucial lessons to help reshape the present, secure the future

History is replete with biases and politics is pregnant with contradictions. Thus, the pursuit of innocuous history and pristine politics is not only factually erroneous but also intellectually untenable

In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery
India

In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery

In his book, Obama offered a more positive assessment of another Congress figure, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, whom the former US president has also praised publicly.

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 36th death anniversary
India

Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 36th death anniversary

Indira Gandhi, India's second-longest serving prime minister, was assassinated by her bodyguards on 31 October 1984 at her residence at Akbar Road

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora
Arts & Culture

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora

It took two years for the writer to paint a picture of Delhi which was far from the glamorous and ‘cosmetic’ construct of the city in those minds that have never truly visited the capital

Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
India

Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case

The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established

Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress
India

Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress

He was as much at home with the nitty-gritty of administrative detail, the key to ministerial success, as he was with the intricate calculations that went into party management

Who was Pranab Mukherjee? A Congress loyalist, the ex-president held key Cabinet portfolios in career spanning 5 decades
India

Who was Pranab Mukherjee? A Congress loyalist, the ex-president held key Cabinet portfolios in career spanning 5 decades

A powerful orator and scholar, Mukherjee had been a Congress stalwart for long before he was elected as India's 13th President and served from July 2012 to 2017 in the top post.