You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> India

Out of the shadows, Into the spotlight

DNMUM417767 | 7/8/2018 | Author : Kumar Ketkar | WC :1732

He is best known today as Indira Gandhi’s advisor, the man who guided her through the tricky waters of politics and policy. But PN Haksar was so much more. Kumar Ketkar recounts the many fascinating facets of the man

Very few people know him or much about him today. He passed away 20 years ago. Most TV media anchors or even editors of dailies or magazines may have vaguely heard of him, if at all. But they do not really know the man who was at the centre of power and sometimes the epicentre of controversies in the 1960s and 70s. Not their fault. Some of them may not have even been born when this legendary person towered over that period. He was Parameshwar Narain Haksar (PNH).
Jairam Ramesh, politician and historian (only a few can merit the joint credentials), has resurrected the man who had become a figure buried in bureaucratic files and in the memories of people who lived in that era. The title, Intertwined Lives: PN Haksar And Indira Gand
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on India

First Zika case surfaces in Rajasthan
DNDEL22657 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Amit Bhatt | WC :189

Jaipur: Rajasthan health department is on its toes after the first positive case of Zika virus infection in the state came to light on Saturday. On Sunday, a day after the case was informed by SMS Medical college, intensive survey and other preventiv
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

With a week left, rain deficit at 9%
DNDEL22668 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :284

New Delhi: With just a week left for the season to officially end, the country is staring at a below average monsoon, even as Cyclone Daye has spurred a late surge in rains.As of Sunday, the country as a whole had received 777.4 mm rainfall, a defici
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

BJP leader held for provocative speech in West Bengal
DNDEL22669 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Arshad Ali | WC :263

Kolkata: BJP district president from North Dinajpore, Shankar Chakraborty was arrested hours after his provocative speech in Darivit area on Sunday where two students had been shot dead during a clash between students and police at Darivit High Schoo
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘Multi-disciplinary approach needed for urban planning’
DNDEL22689 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : K Yatish Rajawat | WC :1920

Mathew Siemiatycki, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, teaches and researches on infrastructure planning, financing and project delivery. He has carried out studies on transport

Add To LightboxCalculate Price