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Sonia and Manmohan: How did they work together?

'While they were respectful of the PM, it was clear that as ministers, they owed their positions as much, if not more, to Mrs Gandhi.''When attacks were mounted on the PM, there was very little......

Cong objects to 'Accidental Prime Minister', BJP calls it riveting

A political row erupted on Friday over The Accidental Prime Minister, a film based on Manmohan Singh's tenure as India's prime minister from 2004 to 2014, with the Congress alleging it was the......

No ban on 'Accidental Prime Minister', says MP govt

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh said on Friday that it had not banned the film The Accidental Prime Minister, in which actor Anupam Kher plays former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.......

Why I applaud Modi's leadership style

'The conception of Make-in-India, Skill India, Smart Cities, Digital India, Beti Bachao, Beti Padao and so on show a visionary breadth of mind, and Modi is almost the first political leader in......

How we have become what we are

We need credible retellings of the times we have lived through, or the events in the immediate past that have shaped our today, says Mihir S Sharma  India is a republic without a history. We......

'A comprehensive and investor-friendly Budget'

Dr Sanjaya Baru is one of India's most respected commentators on political and economic issues.From May 2004 until August 2008, he was the official spokesman and media advisor to the prime minister......

Architects of G20: Sarkozy and Singh

France and India have become partners in building a multipolar world, French President Nicholas Sarkozy's adviser tells Sanjaya Baru. A month before the Lehman Brothers' collapse moved the tectonic......

India, US could agree on reinventing IMF

Meeting of minds is needed and possible between India and the US, says Sanjaya Baru. This photograph, of an imperious Michel Camdessus, former managing director of the IMF, standing hands folded......

Column: Educating Kapil

A nation must educate its own, foreigners can only help at the margin, Sanjaya Baru. Kapil Sibal is a minister in a hurry. That is the good part of the news. India needs more such ministers,......

Column: The Pranab Mukherjee Budget

Will the finance minister present a legacy-seeking Budget? asks Sanjaya Baru. After more than a quarter century, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will be presenting this week what he could finally......

10 Bollywood biopics, coming up

Kangana Ranaut, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn get ready to live real lives. The Accidental Prime Minister -- based on Sanjaya Baru's account of his four year stint as Dr Manmohan Singh's media......

Accidental Prime Minister Review: Did Manmohan fight with Sonia?

'While it may not be an out-and-out hit job on the Gandhi family, the movie is all about one aspect: How Dr Singh struggled with the family and the party all through his prime ministership,' notes......

'Politics has always been close to Bollywood'

'People, who are objecting to the movie now, should have objected in 2014 when the book came out. But nobody did.' IMAGE: Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, left, with Producer Sunil Bohra, Akshaye......

'Manmohan Singh is a sweet man'

'Whenever you see him on television or anywhere else, he gives off grandfatherly vibes.' IMAGE: Akshaye Khanna plays Sanjaya Baru in The Accidental Prime Minister, a film based on Dr Baru's......

The Accidental Prime Minister: Sheer propaganda!

Nothing 'accidental' about this movie, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had an opportunity to introduce a bill in Parliament to disallow a person of foreign origin to......

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