By Shekhar Gupta

Looking forward to India: the easiest Of nationwide curiosity is a suite of issues mentioned lower than well known columnist Shekhar Gupta’s, nationwide curiosity. nationwide curiosity is a weekly column within the Indian convey that he writes. This ebook supplies readers a sneak peek on the altering face of Indian politics, and different nationwide concerns that came about over the past 20 years. It provides those occasions as they've got seemed within the columns, and during the phrases of the specialist author, Shekhar Gupta.

Shekar firstly all started writing nationwide curiosity within the 12 months 1997, starting with a sarcastic dig on Sitaram Kesri and his goals. given that then, this column received reputation, and Shekhar via his writing, endured to convey out the truth and fact in the back of delicate matters. Shekar’s unprecedented writing abilities of dissecting the proof, to arrive the guts of the problem has won him a wide readership. masking a number issues, from the ruling and situation of the Congress, to Modi’s upward push as a pace-setter, and from the Girhotra’s case to the newest Delhi gangrape, this publication portrays India in its actual feel and courses the reader in knowing the rustic.

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Similarly, Scindia failed the Kesri leadership test just when the veteran had thought he had shown a rare spark. Scindia resigned as civil aviation minister after an Uzbek TU-154 plane, wet-leased to counter an Indian Airlines strike, landed on top of another in foggy weather at Palam. ‘I thought this was the first time since Shastriji [Lal Bahadur] resigned as railway minister following a train crash that another minister had done so. ’ The next day, he kept looking for Scindia’s press conference, media interviews, but there was complete silence.

Surely, Sardar Patel wouldn’t have approved of this. Had Ruchika survived the trauma, had she been stronger, born with a thicker skin, she would have been a woman of twenty-four. She would, by now, have voted in three elections, may have even raised a family of her own. But she chose to complain when she was harassed as a child, and paid for it.

Actually, I am just contemptuous. After all, I held power for longer than all non-dynasty prime ministers put together. I did a better job in my five years than Rajiv, whose widow’s pallu my partymen are grabbing so fondly now. What a mess Rajiv made of a majority of 413 in a House of 545! He became a lame duck in his last two years, complicated Punjab, Kashmir and Sri Lanka, and left his party and the family permanently blighted by Bofors, losing half his seats in 1989. It is a cruel thing to say and it would make Mani Shankar Aiyar angrier, but if Rajiv had not been assassinated midway through the 1991 campaign, the party’s final tally would not have been much better than what I bagged in 1996.

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