By Shekhar Gupta

Looking forward to India: the simplest Of nationwide curiosity is a suite of subject matters mentioned below renowned columnist Shekhar Gupta’s, nationwide curiosity. nationwide curiosity is a weekly column within the Indian exhibit that he writes. This booklet offers readers a sneak peek on the altering face of Indian politics, and different nationwide concerns that came about over the past 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 at first began writing nationwide curiosity within the 12 months 1997, starting with a sarcastic dig on Sitaram Kesri and his targets. due to the fact that then, this column won reputation, and Shekhar via his writing, persevered to carry out the truth and fact at the back of delicate concerns. Shekar’s unprecedented writing talents of dissecting the evidence, to arrive the guts of the problem has received him a wide readership. overlaying more than a few subject matters, from the ruling and situation of the Congress, to Modi’s upward thrust as a pace-setter, and from the Girhotra’s case to the newest Delhi gangrape, this ebook portrays India in its precise experience and publications the reader in realizing the rustic.

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I asked cheekily. ’ We met several times afterwards, and on the picture wall in my office there is one showing him and me drinking white wine, the poster of a roaring tiger and a framed picture of his friend and idol Michael Jackson in the background. Of course, it did not change any of the Indian Express group publications’ critical view of him. It also didn’t deter his thugs from attacking the home of my colleague, the respected and then editor of Loksatta (Marathi only), Kumar Ketkar. The generational shift in Indian politics, outside of the dynasties, has been spearheaded by relatively younger women.

But he always returned my call, found time whenever I asked, and then engaged. I know the great secular manipulator’s followers would chafe. But Narendra Modi, even at the other end of the ideological spectrum, is equally an old-fashioned politician, always with a ready smile and hug. He called me just once to complain about a story that Muslims were being denied NREGA benefits in Gujarat (and it turns out that he was right on that one). He said, ‘You abuse me all the time for Hindutva, which is your right.

Singh, to investigate. Singh concluded after enquiries that an FIR should be filed against Rathore. The very next day, on 4 September 1990, the state financial commissioner accepted the DGP’s report and asked for a case to be registered under Sections 342 and 354 of the IPC. For one and a half years nothing happened. Nothing. Until 13 June 1992, when the state law department woke up again and recommended that an FIR be registered against Rathore. This is when the real action began. By this time Ruchika’s brother Ashu had turned fourteen and, boy, wasn’t he going to be made to pay for his sister’s ‘sins’.

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