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The couple lived separately, Indira Gandhi in the PM’s house and Feroze Sa’ab in the MP quarters some distance away.

Jignesh Shah wanted to be Dhirubhai Ambani. Instead, he became the mastermind of one of India's biggest financial crimes.

The night the Emergency was declared, all opposition leaders were arrested by 3 am. Power to newspaper offices was cut before midnight.

Altruism If you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you but cannot hurt you. It must crumble before power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish. Change Change is always subjective. All through evolution you find that the conquest of Nature comes by change...

As Laxman and Dravid came together, their aim was to remain unseparated that evening. This first and immediate milestone was achieved, and by end of day, Laxman had crossed 50 and the two had put on close to a hundred; there had been no risks but no slavish defence either. India were still 176 runs away from making...

Former human resource development minister Smriti Irani was, until recently, known for her daily Twitter spats. Her Twitter battle with Bihar Education Minister Dr Ashok Choudhary, who addressed her as ‘Dear Smriti ji’, left people stunned. It all started when Choudhary made a query about education funds for Bihar...

The addition of ghee to your meals reduces the glycaemic index of food. Now I know you went off ghee the minute you were declared diabetic but this is based on reduction of calories without giving a damn about where these calories come from and how they affect your blood sugar levels. PCOD, diabetes and obesity arise...

The astute observer will also notice an arc in the Modi government’s reforms initiatives, which have all involved a progressive ratcheting up of steps to modernize the Indian economy and governance of the Indian state. In that sense, then, the currency swap and what it entails is a logical follow-on from the “JAM...

As with roads, trees, schools and electoral booths – all of which have become sites of conflict – the war ranges back and forth across the terrain of media coverage: more news, less news, propaganda. The ‘truth’, whatever it is, is an object of war. The police often inflate figures of Naxalite losses, or try...

Student leader Rohith Vemula, who killed himself on January 17, 2016, was a prolific writer on Facebook, where he discussed everything from caste to cows. From 2008 to his last posts in January 2016, his words hold a mirror to the working of caste in modern India. In #Caste is Not a Rumour, edited by Nikhila Henry,...