Trivedi’s next move
It is an open secret that Dinesh Trivedi is not on the best of terms with his TMC boss Mamata Banerjee. In fact, there was speculation that the former railway minister may be planning to switch political sides since he is friendly with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi. Trivedi at the moment, however, is not looking at political alternatives. He wants to launch an international forum for peace initiatives to tackle growing incidents of violence throughout the world. He plans to launch his movement on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, along with Sam Pitroda and Kartikeya Sarabhai, son of the late scientist Vikram Sarabhai. The theme of the proposed forum is that the best way to fight terrorism is not by retur ning bullets but by drawing inspiration from great men of peace like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Kabir, Tulsidas and others.
After ruffling feathers in the Congress with his book The Accidental Prime Minister, author Sanjaya Baru is now set for an encore. In his forthcoming title, 1991: How Narasimha
Rao Made History, Baru argues that Rajiv Gandhi contributed to the Indian economic crisis not just with his policies, but also with his political manoeuvres