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Of mercy petition and mercy killing Noise on Social Networks Waylaid on the National Highway From Gungi Gudiya to Iron Lady Editor unplugged The fight along the border The return of the muffler man Culture of suave, gentle and British becoming extinct... Sehwag...No soft edges RaGa bowls a decent over The death of cash A troubled fortnight People vs. Collins Lovely Banking experience Two leaves merged? Resolving disputes: Scotland, Ajit, Dhoni FITTING farewell Being taken for a ride Why we get a compromised deal 500/500 Privatise the Railways PM Watch Brick gets pricked Of discrimination and rights What a judgment Sir-ji The case of the suspicious husband Throwing ink is fine Flight into danger End of the world and the moving finger... The wily old fox The future is here The right to reject Cracking the CA code The curious case of the missing maid The loser is … CRICKET Rajiv killers escape the gallows Educational shame The KING is a fugitive The broken window WAR-MONGERING and a national pastime the lost generation... The car dealer and the cabbie stories… Walking into the sunset Odd-Even Plan Nitish swords Modi The flawed “Pakistan policy” Psephologists fail the wisdom of crowds Two more for Modi Modi sells a Dream? Greater than the greatest ? A ride around the city Bleeding Blue The other side of the Olympic divide Britain lobs a bomb. But it won’t explode. A judgment that shocked a nation’s conscience
 
the lost generation...

1947-64: Years of Innocence

•    Nehru as PM.

•    Commanding heights of the public sector.

•    The war against China.

 

1965-76: Garibi Hatao

•    Shastri as PM.

•    Green revolution.

•    Indira Gandhi takes over.

•    Bangladesh’s war of liberation.

•    Internal Emergency.

 

1977-79: Janata Experiment

•    People vote with their feet.

•    Politicians squabble.

•    JP dies a disillusioned man.

 

1980-84: The return of Madam Gandhi

•    Was to be the government that works.

•    Lost years.

•    Operation Blue Star.

•    The second assassination.

 

1985-89: New Deal?

 

•    The promise to race India into the 21st century.

•    Mr. Clean bowled by Bofors.

•    Computerisation  and telecom revolution begins.

 

1989-90: Alliances (1989-90)

•    First alliance government.

•    Mandal.

•    Mandir.

 

1991-96: Reform years

•    Rao and Singh open up the economy.

•    Singh promises Eldorado.

 

1996-98: Confusion

•    Khichdi governments and tea parties.

 

1998-04: NDA

•    Pokhran.  Gujarat riots.

•    Kandahar.

•    India shining?

 

2004-14: Singh is King?

•    Technocrat as CEO.

•    High growth track.

•    Goes nuke.

•    RTI Act, RTE Act.

•    Scandals galore.

•    Hazare and the Lok Pal.

•    AK 47 arrives.

 

2014-??

What lies in 2014 and beyond? There were disappointments following buoyant hopes. As in 1977 when JP lead the promise of a total revolution. As in 1985 when Rajiv talked of a clean and efficient government. As in 2004 when the arrival of a  technocrat CEO was thought to mean that politicians will take a backseat. And now with AAP showing political naiveté and spoiling for a street fight, with BJP still accused of being derisive and the Congress in disarray, what the future holds?

 

 

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