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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Ink In My Veins is more than a personal memoir

Devyani Srivastava, Hindustan Times   June 25, 2014
First Published: 17:10 IST(25/6/2014) | Last Updated: 17:47 IST(25/6/2014)

This book is an autobiography of an eminent journalist, S Nihal Singh. It gives a rich account of the major ­revolutionary and other events that have set India on a new path.

It talks about events like the 1969 split in the Congress; Indira Gandhi’s coming to power; the Emergency imposed during her rule in June 1975; the rise and fall in her political career, her downfall, and her phoenix like rise; her assassination; too many faces as PM in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s; instability in Congress, the stormy India and Pakistan relationship; the 1991 Gulf War and the litany of scams that buffeted the Manmohan Singh Government.

The book, in detail, mentions the challenges witnessed by India then and now. Overall, the author ­presents the world of politics from a journalist’s view. It gives the reader a better understanding of the role of the media ­during the crucial events and movements that have shaped India over the years.

Title: Ink In My Veins – A Life In Journalism
Author: S Nihal Singh
Publisher: Hay House
Price: Rs. 499


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