March 7, 2017

Anticipating India (The Best of National Interest) by Shekhar Gupta

By Shekhar Gupta

Looking ahead to India: the simplest Of nationwide curiosity is a set of themes mentioned less than renowned 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 matters that happened over the last 20 years. It offers those occasions as they've got seemed within the columns, and during the phrases of the specialist author, Shekhar Gupta.

Shekar in the beginning all started writing nationwide curiosity within the 12 months 1997, starting with a sarcastic dig on Sitaram Kesri and his pursuits. seeing that then, this column won attractiveness, and Shekhar via his writing, persevered to carry out the truth and fact at the back of delicate concerns. Shekar’s remarkable writing talents of dissecting the proof, to arrive the guts of the problem has won him a wide readership. overlaying a number of subject matters, 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 most recent Delhi gangrape, this e-book portrays India in its real feel and courses the reader in figuring out the rustic.

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Zail Singh lost power in 1977. Since then Punjab has had seven chief ministers. All of them have been Jat Sikhs. And it seems unlikely to change soon. Years later, when Indira Gandhi made him the first Sikh president of India, he never forgot the ‘khapachhi’ (scrawny) reporter on a red motorbike and found time for me even though Rashtrapati Bhavan was way beyond my station yet. And you always learnt politics from him. At the peak of the Punjab terror, when my friend and mentor Arun Shourie was really angry with the bungling Indira government, I sought time for him and myself with Gianiji.

And don’t at least my senior cabinet colleagues know what I am talking about? Just why is it that they never give me the credit for anything? Or, can’t I also rightfully ask why is it that they never hold the dynasty responsible for bringing the party to such a pass today? Nothing amuses me more than talk that the party suffered because I ran the dirtiest government in India’s history. * Second, who made money after all? Look at the more celebrated cases: Sheila Kaul is Rajiv’s aunt. Satish Sharma, his bosom pal, until not so long ago the guardian of the family silver.

This had created a tiny cabal of ‘sarkari’ intellectuals with no accountability but full power to attack her own government under her full protection. A key theme in many columns was how this institutionalising of a parallel power centre would end up wrecking the prime minister’s office and stature, and it did. She tried to make amends by cutting the NAC to size later, but the damage was already done. Her choice of Manmohan Singh as prime minister was brilliant, and as long as she gave him space, it worked.

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