Sunday, October 24, 2010

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi

This was one of the first documentaries I have seen in my life – “India’s Rajiv” by Simi Garewal. If I remember correctly this was aired in Doordarshan soon after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. I was seeing this again other day and thought will share it in my blog for those who have never seen it and also for those who want to see this again. 
In the first part of the video, Indira Gandhi and others remember Rajiv’s childhood. Rajiv talks about his childhood and about his brother Sanjay Gandhi. 
 
In this part of the video, Rajiv talks about his passions – being a pilot. This part of the video also narrates Rajiv’s marriage with Sonia, his love for sweet food and about his tow kids – Rahul and Priyanka.
 
In this part Rajiv recollects more about Rahul and Priyanka; his love for Sonia and more. His initial apathy to politics, death of his brother that forced his entry into politics form part of this video.
 
Indira Gandhi’s tragic death, Rajiv ascend into Indian Prime Minister’s post, Congress sweeping the polls soon after he becoming the Prime Minister form part of this video.
 
Rajiv Gandhi’s vision for India as Prime Minister is shown in next three videos. 
 
 
Next video shows his rise as a world leader and the respect various world leaders had for him
 This video throws light into the various allegations against Rajiv made by the opposition and Rajiv’s take on those allegations
 This part of the video illustrates his life as an opposition leader and also lessons he learnt in five years as Prime Minister of India.
Seeing these videos in YouTube now brought back so many memories. Wish he was still alive!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi (along with Sanjay) introduced corruption at the highest level in India
Corruption and nepotism
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottavio_Quattrocchi)
started from the top during Indira Gandhi's regime and trickled down to the bottom.
Rajiv Gandhi although he projected a young charismatic image was actually a very corrupt politician and totally introduced Nepotism.

-Prasanth

October 24, 2010 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brijesh, I am sorry for your this misplaced infatuation for a family that has doomed this nation to where this nation's democracy has plunged it to the most bloodiest state. I hope you will kindly care to Google only to find out more on the lives of this whole family starting from Moti Lal Nehru to the present.

Just a hint, is Rahul "Rahul or Raul" is a mystery. Why? There can not be smoke without fire! It is a plutocracy, not democracy.

You should be kindly asking for those "Platonic Love" letters which
has thrown this country to this present level of "Doom's Day". Nehru's relations to a midnight sadhvi, who had an abortion in Bangalore and used to visit him in late nights.

Indian people gave Nehru a degree of faith which even J R D Tata had said to him pejoratively, "You are in a position that will not be enjoyed by second person in your chair". How correct was he?

Nehru betrayed the gullible and innocent Indians of their hard fought independence and established a dubious dynasty rule by fictitiously abolishing another dynasty rulers.

His hate to Maharaja Hari Singh and mysterious death of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee are the more relevant points the Indian people are needing answers.

Hope you do not take it an offence but it will help not only you but I hope that my comment should generate a very pertinent and long awaitting healthy debate.

All those letters between Nehru and Lady Mountbatten should be made public in the best interest of the Indian people. His personal life can not be condoled and condoned as personal in that chair???

It is a question of the whole Nation where we are all involved. I hope it should start a much needed more meaningful and bold debate. I apologise to you but have no sympathy for him.
God bless
Dr. O. P. Sudrania

October 25, 2010 3:36 PM  
Anonymous callezee said...

Your blog turn my mind to old memories.... all post are superb....

November 03, 2010 7:50 AM  

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