SHUBHABRATA BHATTACHARYA

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Congress corrodes and erodes: Nehru’s prophecy on Article 370 applies to party he nurtured

Alienation of Kashmiri people was accentuated by Congress manoeuvres of 1983. The need of the hour is to integrate Kashmir....

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Will next Congress president be mukt of Priyanka’s shadow?

As the Indian National Congress looks for a successor to Rahul Gandhi, it may be worthwhile to recall the circumstances...

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi, on Saturday. IANS

The fall and fall of Congress

Congresspersons over the past 50 years have not looked beyond the Nehru-Gandhi household.   Sonia Gandhi’s biographer, Rasheed Kidwai, in...

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Recent speculation on Indira and Sanjay not borne out by inquisition

Hearsay and gossip not the best tools of chronicling.   Two stories of the Emergency era have been going round...

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Fernandes resisted politics of personality cult in the name of social justice

The importance of Fernandes can be gauged from the way his arrest during Emergency was planned and executed.   New...

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Priyanka eclipses Mamata rally, Maya gathbandhan

It’s not Modi but regional foes of Congress who are put on notice.   Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Sharad...

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Accusation becomes an acquisition

Irrefutable, substantiated discourse must for ensuring probity.   Past three decades of politics in India have been dominated by scams...

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Indiscipline, factionalism rub sheen off Rahul’s moment of glory

Congress chief falters in asserting his independence in decision making.   Ashok Gehlot had crossed the security check at Palam’s...

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Rahul straying from Nehru’s path

Congress is drifting away from Nehruvian thought to adopt the aggressiveness of the Sangh Parivar to attract votes on communal...

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Prayagraj has roots in history

Will renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj be the precursor of bifurcation of the behemoth state of Uttar Pradesh? The decision...

A young Vajpayee

Vajpayee epitomised diversity of Indian polity

Atalji sowed seeds of BJP’s inclusive coalition politics, which has stood the test of time and may be crucial for...

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Kovind’s was a remarkable first year

As India’s Head of State, President Kovind not only has acquitted himself well, but also set some precedents.   Succeeding...

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A hysterical account of history

Saifuddin Soz falters on fact; hypes Hurriyat sentiment.   The launch of Saifuddin Soz’s Kashmir: Glimpses of History, the Story...

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Seen: Congress’ poverty of thought, RSS’ openness and Pranab’s statesmanship

Three key takeaways from the Nagpur show of 7 June.   The brouhaha over Pranab Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit has thrown...

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Bring J&K into national mainstream

In effect, security forces have been asked not to initiate combat operations, but not let down vigil.   The Ministry...

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Impeachment move brings into focus Rahul’s inexperience

Congress has been impeached from its prima donna niche in national politics.   Rahul Gandhi’s inexperience and ad hockery were...

No Parachutes

No parachutes, says Rahul as Navjot plummets to entertain

Plenary couldn’t have elected CWC as voters’ list was not ready.   The Congress Plenary was a session with a...

Old wine, old bottle, new bartender

History seems to have been put on the backburner when the Ahmed Patel-Kamal Nath-Mukul Wasnik trio air-dashed to Shillong after...

Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji’s demise

A compendium of authenticated documentation backed by interviews and eye-witness accounts has challenged the cacophony of speculation and hearsay surrounding...

Needless controversy over Padmaavat

Haplessness of a seemingly helpless police machinery witnessed during the Jat quota turmoil in Haryana in March 2016 and during...

Aiyar has a long history of making toxic utterances

Mani Shankar Aiyar, who took India’s political discourse to a new low by describing Narendra Modi as “neech”, had lost...

Priya Dasmunsi, the youth leader who questioned Sanjay Gandhi’s dominance

A few months into the Emergency in 1975 Indira Gandhi suggested to the then Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president, Priya...

Farooq echoes Pak PM’s views on PoK

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah, who got himself elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar in...

Book Review: Last volume of Mukherjee chronicles yet to unfold

The  Coalition Years Pranab Mukherjee   Price: Rs 595 Pranab Mukherjee’s third chronicle, The Coalition Years has recorded and revealed...