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Keep an eye on forces set to divide country

Operation Blue Star had disastrous consequences, such as a mutiny by a military unit in Ramgarh, Indira Gandhi's assassination, and deaths in the aftermath

The 40th year of Operation Blue Star begins tomorrow(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 09:00 PM IST

An unfamiliar portrait of Vajpayee

We all think we knew Atal Bihari Vajpayee, but did we know the man behind the image?

Vajpayee: The Ascent of the Hindu Right by Abhishek Choudhary sheds light on the former PM's life(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 10:47 AM IST

A memoir sketches a rare portrait of Indira

In his new book, Chinmaya Gharekhan reveals Indira Gandhi was superstitious, loved to amend the drafts of letters, and could spend hours discussing the menu

Chinmaya Gharekhan’s book paints a picture of Indira Gandhi that’s charming and appealing but also a portrait that shows she was often insecure, arrogant and obsessed with her family(HT Archive)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Reminiscing two untold stories in Indian politics

Bhishma Narain Singh and “King” Mahendra are no longer with us. But the trajectory of politics is full of such unknown stories

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sent veteran Congress politician from Bihar, Bhisma Narain Singh, to placate Charan Singh, who was then the home minister in the Janata Dal government. Three days later, she was released from jail (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on May 06, 2023 07:35 PM IST

Who is Angkita Dutta, what are allegations against Youth Congress chief?

Assam president of the Indian Youth Congress Angkita Dutta has been expelled, days after she accused Srinivas BV of harassment.

Expelled IYC Assam chief Angkita Dutta with Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra.(Source: Twitter)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 12:08 PM IST
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