A Slogan With Substance, The Telegraph [Saturday, January 9th, 2016]

Our Prime Minister likes coining slogans and acronyms. There was Swachh Bharat and Make in India, then Beti Padhao Desh Badhao. Now there is Start up India, Stand Up India. The Planning Commission has become the N[ational] I[nstitution] for T[ransforming] I[ndia]. I am sure the second part of NITI AAYOG must also lead to something [...]

 
 
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  TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER, Hindustan Times [Sunday, May 16th, 2010]

In seventeen years as Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru visited the United States on three separate occasions. Dr Manmohan Singh has been three times to the U. S. in the past year alone. Those on the left of the political spectrum might interpret this as evidence of a dangerous subservience. I do not share this view, [...]

 
 
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  THE FORGOTTEN PRIME MINISTER, The Hindu [Sunday, January 2nd, 2005]

Debates may rage on who was India’s best Prime Minister, but there can be no question of who has been its most unjustly forgotten Prime Minister: Lal Bahadur Shastri. This remains so even in this, the centenary year of his birth. His memory was briefly exhumed on his hundredth birthday, 2 October 2004, when, at [...]

 
 
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