By Shekhar Gupta
Looking ahead to India: the simplest Of nationwide curiosity is a set of subject matters mentioned below well known columnist Shekhar Gupta’s, nationwide curiosity. nationwide curiosity is a weekly column within the Indian exhibit that he writes. This e-book provides readers a sneak peek on the altering face of Indian politics, and different nationwide matters that happened over the past 20 years. It offers those occasions as they've got seemed within the columns, and during the phrases of the professional author, Shekhar Gupta.
Shekar firstly began writing nationwide curiosity within the 12 months 1997, starting with a sarcastic dig on Sitaram Kesri and his targets. on the grounds that then, this column won attractiveness, and Shekhar via his writing, endured to deliver out the truth and fact in the back of delicate concerns. Shekar’s unparalleled writing talents of dissecting the proof, to arrive the center of the difficulty has received him a wide readership. protecting a variety of subject matters, from the ruling and situation of the Congress, to Modi’s upward push as a pacesetter, and from the Girhotra’s case to the most recent Delhi gangrape, this ebook portrays India in its precise experience and publications the reader in knowing the rustic.
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With your memory and instinct, and my intellect and contacts in the media, we should certainly be able to teach these shifty bu —– rs in your party a thing or two. Yours sincerely, Old man not in such a hurry From Kesri (as told to Pranab Mukherjee): My dear Gujralji, I just received your letter and must say I do not appreciate its tone, which is impolite, if not downright impertinent. All I would reiterate at this moment is that I am a loyal soldier of the Congress party which is back on the trail of glory with Soniaji having accepted my long-standing insistence that she take it over.
Mini Kapoor has selected these columns and spent months editing, fact-checking, putting in references and citations. It is only her perseverance and patience that has made this book a reality. Thank you Mini, friend and colleague. And remember, we aren’t done yet. Usha Uppal, without whom, I sincerely believe, not even a word would have been written. She makes the impossible so easy, she runs my back-office blending art with magic I have still not figured out. Many of these columns were written on scraps of paper faxed from hotel counters, my handwriting legible only to her; sometimes in chunks of garbled paras texted from my BlackBerry.
Besides, he would take the credit for all that worked well and blame all security failures and terror attacks on Pilot. ‘I told Rajesh, stay with the communication ministry. You are a bright, backward caste [Gujjar] leader with a future. ’ But, he said, Rajesh didn’t listen. Which made him conclude he did not have the instinct for bigger things. Similarly, Scindia failed the Kesri leadership test just when the veteran had thought he had shown a rare spark. Scindia resigned as civil aviation minister after an Uzbek TU-154 plane, wet-leased to counter an Indian Airlines strike, landed on top of another in foggy weather at Palam.