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Nirmala Sitharaman only 2nd women to present Union Budget

Nirmala Sitharaman only 2nd women to present Union Budget

Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the first and only women till now to have presented the Union Budge

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai

What if Gandhi had lived, asks Manu Pillai

Would he have sided with Indira Gandhi to end genocide in East Pakistan and help birth Bangladesh, would Mrs Gandhi have thrown him into ...Read More

FPJ Archives: Are these 4 reasons why Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency?

FPJ Archives: Are these 4 reasons why Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency?

“The President has declared a state of Emergency,” these words were announced on the All India Radio on the night of 25 June 1975, just a...Read More

44 years of Emergency: 10 dark facts about the shocking chapter

44 years of Emergency: 10 dark facts about the shocking chapter

‘The Emergency’ is the apt term used to describe the 21-month ordeal, spanning from 25 June, 1975 to 21 March, 1977, which was imposed up...Read More

Budget 2019 countdown: Is Nirmala Sitharaman India’s first woman finance minister? The answer’s rather interesting

Budget 2019 countdown: Is Nirmala Sitharaman India’s first woman finance minister? The answer’s rather interesting

She would be the first full-time woman Finance Minister of India. However, she's not the first woman Finance Minister of India. Before he...Read More

Maneka and Indira Gandhi had a premonition of Sanjay Gandhi’s death, reveals Maneka in an old interview

Maneka and Indira Gandhi had a premonition of Sanjay Gandhi’s death, reveals Maneka in an old interview

Sanjay Gandhi was Indira Gandhi’s son, the one she always dreamt to carry on her legacy. While his rebellious and destructive behaviour d...Read More

Narendra Modi the fakir can now be the humble ruler

Narendra Modi the fakir can now be the humble ruler

There is an old saying in Sanskrit. Yatha Raja Tatha Praja – as the King so are the people. In a democracy, the reverse is also true. As ...Read More

Whatever happened to anti-incumbency?

Whatever happened to anti-incumbency?

Narendra Modi, true to his penchant for setting new records and pulling rabbits out of his Rajasthani ‘safa’, became India’s first prime ...Read More

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Dragon slayers in sarees

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Dragon slayers in sarees

It does not matter to anyone in power that out of 8000 odd candidates who stood for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, only 724 were women ...Read More

Can Priyanka Gandhi lead Congress like Indira? Is she the rightful heir?

Can Priyanka Gandhi lead Congress like Indira? Is she the rightful heir?

The latest entrant into politics from India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had made her debut in politics February months ...Read More

Will PM Modi take defeat in his stride?

Will PM Modi take defeat in his stride?

When I asked Indira Gandhi some time in 1978 why she had held the previous year when all the signs were that Congress had become extremel...Read More

56-inch chest or 56-inch heart: Who will have the last laugh?

56-inch chest or 56-inch heart: Who will have the last laugh?

Universe has a wacky way of getting even. The wheel has come full circle. Rahul Gandhi who was once lampooned as “Pappu” (a derogatory co...Read More

Priyanka Gandhi sets date with Mahakaleshwar Temple before hitting road in state

Priyanka Gandhi sets date with Mahakaleshwar Temple before hitting road in state

Ujjain: History repeats itself. And this ‘Parivar’ makes it a point to visit Mahakal on every ‘Maha Moment’ that is General Elections-201...Read More

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Mahakal temple today

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Mahakal temple today

Ujjain: History looks set to repeat itself. The Gandhi ‘Parivar’ makes it a point to visit the Mahakal temple during every ‘Maha Moment.’...Read More

Ujjain: Nitin Gadkari compares NDA’s 5-year rule to Congresss 60-year’s reign

Ujjain: Nitin Gadkari compares NDA’s 5-year rule to Congresss 60-year’s reign

Ujjain: Union minister for surface transport and highways Nitin Gadkari addressed a meeting of intellectuals at Madhav Seva Nyas auditori...Read More

I witnessed Rahul Gandhi’s birth, thrilled he contested from Wayanad: Ex-nurse Rajamma Vavathil

I witnessed Rahul Gandhi’s birth, thrilled he contested from Wayanad: Ex-nurse Rajamma Vavathil

Kochi: Rajamma Vavathil, a retired nurse and a voter in Wayanad, says forcefully that no one should contest Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s...Read More

Nitin Gadkari slams Congress, says our nation is rich, but people are poor as no serious policy was made for the development

Nitin Gadkari slams Congress, says our nation is rich, but people are poor as no serious policy was made for the development

Betul: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said Congress was the cause of poverty in the country and claimed there was no “serious policy...Read More

Only PM Modi can uplift the poor: Rajnath Singh

Only PM Modi can uplift the poor: Rajnath Singh

Amta (West Bengal): Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India would be freed from poverty, the day it got rid of the Congress. ...Read More

Modi narrative: The swing from hope to fear

Modi narrative: The swing from hope to fear

Modi in 2019 is a study in contrast to his own self in 2014. In 2014, he was selling to the Indian people a new hope and dream. In 2019, ...Read More

Vidya Balan commits to play Indira Gandhi over Jayalalithaa’s biopic

Vidya Balan commits to play Indira Gandhi over Jayalalithaa’s biopic

The first choice for the Jayalalithaa bio-pic being directed by A L Vijay was Vidya Balan. Says a source very close to the project, “Vidy...Read More

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