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IRONY was writ large when the government took the unprecedented midnight step of sending the CBI director and his Number 2 on leave...

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Spies who came in from the cold

THE book, jointly authored by India’s former Indian Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Amarjit Singh Dulat and the Pakistan’s former Inter Services...

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Haryana 51 Years

Lals of Haryana

NOTWITHSTANDING that Chaudhary Devi Lal’s ambition to be the Prime Minister was thwarted—he ending up as Deputy PM under VP Singh and Chandrashekhar—Haryana...

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Cover Story : Congress-Future Tense

Why did the 125-year-old Congress party get decimated to 44 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 parliamentary elections? It did not happen in...

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Time for Rahul to go for a purge

PANDIT Dwarka Prasad Mishra, a two-term Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, who emerged as an effective power centre in New Delhi in the...

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Cover Story : Long shadow of the past

GOVERNANCE in India continues to suffer the populism unleashed in 1980s by Vishwanath Pratap Singh in his bid to seize power. A junior...

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Book Review : Rs. 17 to billionaire – A saga of determination

He set off for Delhi from his home in Hissar with Rs. 17 in his pocket at the age of 17. The flourishing...


After the Bihar storm

BIHAR has once again changed the paradigm: in 1917, Champaran set the tone for the freedom struggle; in 1974, the JP movement heralded...


Will Kindle curb spying?

HISTORY seems to be repeating itself in the corridors of power in New Delhi. Three decades back, as Rajiv Gandhi was trying to...

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Bose: pioneer of planning in India

CONTRARY to popular belief, the now deceased Planning Commission was not a legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru. The blueprint for this institution was outlined...