In fact, Janata Party had fought the post-Emergency elections on the slogan of restoring democracy. Indira Gandhi was a symbol of dictatorship and her son Sanjay Gandhi had become an eyesore for the people of India.
The behaviour of Jordan's Royal Court in the days following the official announcement of the victory of Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi in Egypt's presidential election tells an intriguing story. At first, Jordan's King Abdullah II hesitated to sign a long-sought-after election law.
When François Hollande, fresh from his election as France's next president, was asked by a journalist which language he would use when he meets US President Barack Obama for the first time, his answer was revealing.
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And after discussing formal pleasantries, both the doyens of Indian political history, complimented each other for the new revolution set up on that day, for the first time after 48 years of Independence; a revolution to bring the souls of two individuals together - the mobile revolution.
It began as a grey and muddy spring day, like so many others in my homeland. It ended in dread and mourning.
The latest round of negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme between Iran and the so-called "5+1" group (the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members – the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China – plus Germany) have just concluded.
If diplomacy fails and military action against Iran becomes more likely because of the country's nuclear programme, no one should be surprised.
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The love between Rajiv and Sonia was incomparable. They could communicate without the aid of words.
He became PM at 40 and died at 46. He lived a short life but made an impact on the nation and its people that will last forever.
A close Rajiv confidant tells TSI’s Syed Khurram Raza his personal and touching experiences