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On the day India achieved freedom from century-old British rule, Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said the task at hand was “incessant striving” for the future. “That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world ..."

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A second straight landslide election defeat for opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised serious questions Friday about his leadership and cast a damaging shadow over one of the world's most prominent political dynasties.

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Rahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India's most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose princeling and political lightweight. But the great-grandson, grandson and son of three past premiers of the world's biggest democracy still faces a tough task beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the elections.

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The latest cover story in the Time magazine by British-born novelist and journalist Aatish Taseer, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi “merely a politician who has failed to deliver, seeking re-election”, sparked a huge social media reaction on the eve of the penultimate phase of India’s general election.

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The newest star in India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty wrapped up a pre-election boat tour along the Ganges river on Wednesday, disembarking in Narendra Modi's home constituency to attack the prime minister's record.

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Two years ago, I awoke to the following tweet: “I hope another Hitler comes back and finishes off your people,” accompanied by a picture from 1945 of the bodies of dead Jews piled outside a liberated concentration camp. Since then, I have been regularly attacked with anti-Semitic language and tropes on social media, especially on Twitter.