India became a sea of saffron, white and green Thursday as the nation of 1.3 billion celebrated Independence Day in characteristically colorful fashion.
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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 ..."
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.
Ashley J. Tellis, arguably one of the country’s foremost strategic experts, has said that in the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landslide victory, it was imperative that he should immediately “go back to resuscitating the “Neighborhood First” policy if India’s larger foreign policy agenda is to succeed.”
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.
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.
India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election.
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.
Rahul Gandhi, India's opposition leader and scion of the political Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, had an explosion scare after balloons at a political roadshow burst into flames near his vehicle, police said Sunday.