What will happen to the BJP after Narendra Modi?

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By Sunil Kumar  Undeniable fact that PM Narendra Modi’s charisma; his fame/infamy(depending on your personal opinion) has led to a resurgence of the BJP. The BJP was in a very fractured state before the rise of Modi; and it …

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Are PM Modi’s statements about Nehru in the Indian parliament true?

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By Sunil Kumar With due respect to PM Modi; his opinions are partially true. So;yes and no.We know that jihadi toadies and their media outlets have an oversized impact in India with their own blinkered self-serving version of history; and …

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Should Narendra Modi ban the BBC just like Indira Gandhi?

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By Sunil Kumar If Mr. Modi even contemplates banning the BBC; we would have to contend with another barrage of fascist allegations; the murder of democracy and squashing of dissent. The loudest voices in this crusade would not be British; …

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Jaipur, LitFests And Life

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By Sunil Kumar My 244th Post on this site. About the flowing river of partial cerebral ecstasy that is the Jaipur Literature Fest. By now; I’m sort of a veteran of this relentless idea/thought/self-importance blabbering described as a meeting crossroads …

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What exactly happened when Indira Gandhi devalued the rupee on 6/6/66?

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By Sunil Kumar Throughout the 1950s and the 60s; India had high trade deficits. The Indian rupee had been pegged to the pound sterling for a long time; and even in 1966; a lot of international trade happened in the …

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How did Modi and Swamy manage to evade arrest during Emergency? How was life affected?

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By Sunil Kumar My answer originally appeared on a knowledge-sharing network; Quora. Actually; S. Swamy’s story is more thrilling than Modi’s. According to the book “The Emergency” by Coomi Kapoor and online interviews given by Mr. Swamy; he and JP Narayan …

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Was there any visible change in Indira Gandhi’s working style after she was re-elected as PM in 1980?

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By Sunil Kumar After the 7th General elections were held on 3rd and 6th Jan 1980; Indira Gandhi again became the 8th Prime Minister with a landslide victory of 353 seats; on Jan 14th.   Her prime-ministership(the final innings of …

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What are some fascinating facts related to the rise of India’s BJP?

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By Sunil Kumar The BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party), founded on April 6, 1980 was an offshoot of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, established in 1951 by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. After the first non-Congress government dissolved in 1980; erstwhile members of the Sangh; …

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What are personal relations like between Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi?

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By Sunil Kumar The world’s largest democracy; and its most chequered and celebrated family; the two main Gandhi women; are as different as chalk and cheese. Although; they share the same profession; politics; their long history and relationship with the …

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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By Sunil Kumar “A successful politician is someone who means all things to all people”. This enigmatic phrase seems to sum up this insightful biography of Vajpayee; by Kingshuk Nag. For someone who is psychologically invested in the future of …

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