Articles about Sanjay Gandhi

Sanjay Gandhi was a leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the younger son of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He completed his schooling at the elite Doon School in Dehradun and joined a Rolls-Royce factory in England as an apprentice. In time, he also obtained a flying license and became an aerobatic pilot. In the early 1970s, Sanjay was made the Managing Director of Maruti Motors, tasked with bringing out an affordable car for the Indian masses. The move received criticism as he had no prior experience. Ahead of the Emergency (1975-77), Gandhi emerged as a leader of the Youth Congress who seemed certain to succeed his mother as the country’s next PM. He declared a five-point program, which included policies like tree plantation and population control, and became the most controversial politician at the time due to his authoritarian implementation of policies viz. forceful razing of slums, state violence, and forced sterilization campaigns. After serving a jail sentence during the Janata Party Government for the crimes of Emergency, he was elected as a Lok Sabha MP from Amethi in 1980. However, the same year, he died in a plane crash, aged 33.

29 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir.

Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan put on life support

Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan has been put on life support at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

16 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Sourav Ganguly in home quarantine after brother tests positive

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has gone into home quarantine after his elder brother Snehasish tested positive for coronavirus.

12 Jul 2020

Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian opener Chetan Chauhan tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday.

27 Nov 2019

Some interesting facts and figures about our Automobile history

The mid-17th century saw the arrival of the first steam engine automobiles while in 1807, Francois Rivaz gave us the first car to run on fuel gas.

19 Jun 2019

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

26 Jun 2018

Emergency@43: BJP remembers those 'Dark Days'

BJP is today observing "Black Day" to mark 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, imposed on June 25, 1975 by the then PM, Indira Gandhi.

02 Feb 2018

Remembering Khushwant Singh on his 103rd birth anniversary

How does one eulogize a writer who penned his own obituary and epitaph in his prime?

07 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi
Modi biopic, Indu Sarkar, movies are walking on troubled waters

Making a biopic requires more diplomacy than skills. If you skim through the surface, you are untrue to your trade and if you delve in too deep, chances are you/they will not like what you find out.

27 Feb 2017

End of the road for Ritz?

Maruti Suzuki has halted domestic and international sales of the Ritz. Since being launched in 2009, it has sold over 400,000 units worldwide.

26 Feb 2017

Maruti Ignis riding high on retro looks and smart features

Maruti's retro-chic hatchback Ignis is garnering attention for bringing together high utility and good looks. Launched last month, the car is priced between Rs. 4.59 and 7.80 lakh.

26 Jan 2017

Maruti sees jump in Q3 profit

Maruti Suzuki recorded a 47.46% jump in its net profit for Q3, at Rs.1744 crore. Their profit for Q3 last year was Rs.1,183 crore.

13 Jan 2017

Maruti Suzuki launches Ignis hatchback

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has lunched the Ignis hatchback, first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, priced at Rs.4.59 lakh.

06 Oct 2016

2016: Maruti Suzuki's growth numbers

Scintillating massive sales, and touted to be one of India's biggest automakers, Maruti Suzuki has clocked sales of over ten million vehicles.