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By Shekhar Gupta

choice of Shekhar Gupta s weekly columns within the Indian show Indian politics, on the better of instances, has constantly been a question of complexity and opaque intentions. In November 1997, a very rudderless time in Indian politics, Shekhar Gupta begun a column nationwide curiosity within the Indian exhibit that swiftly received a large, admiring readership for its skill to chop during the fluff and get to the center of the difficulty of the day. The column begun with a funny yet barbed dig on the targets of Sitaram Kesri. Seventeen years later, it really is nonetheless going powerful because it portrays an India that has replaced in myriad methods on the grounds that then to supply a ringside view of the dilemmas, crises and tool performs of the decade and extra, as additionally the elaborate interrelationships among politics,populism and economics. Featured here's a selection of those columns on various subject matters from the Ruchika Girhotra case to the December 2012 gang rape in Delhi, and from scenario less than the Congress to the increase of Narendra Modi. this can be background because it unfolds: direct, modern and riveting, a one-stop consultant to realizing India within the new century.

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