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Portrait of the Day: Sushma Swaraj

From the Delhi Press archives: a younger Sushma Swaraj.<p>Swaraj began her career in 1973 as a Supreme Court advocate. In 1977, at the age of 25, she …

The Emperor Uncrowned

<b>ON THE AFTERNOON OF 22 APRIL 1498</b>, a few kilometres off the shore of the East African port of Malindi, Captain-Major Vasco da Gama was a happy man. …

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Can the aging patriarch of India’s most fractious political dynasty hold his family together—and continue to cling to power in Tamil Nadu?

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The ethical vacuum at the centre of the campaign for Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi’s much hyped Chai pe Charcha may have achieved less than it sought to, but it did succeed in putting the spotlight on the Citizens for …

How the television news industry scripted the Indian elections

History will judge the just<b>–</b>concluded elections as republican India’s first intensively televised elections. Never have close to four hundred news …

No mandate is a mandate to silence opposition

The year 1984 is being invoked a lot in the wake of the Narendra Modi victory. Even though the circumstances were different then, it was the last …