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Pranab Mukherjee's diaries would be published by his daughter. Pixabay

Sharmistha Mukherjee, national spokesperson of the Congress and the daughter of former India President late Pranab Mukherjee, said that she is contemplating to come out with a book based on her father’s handwritten diaries.

Announcing this at a session with Rasheed Kidwai during the Kalinga Literary Festival, Sharmistha said that though she would like to write her father’s biography, she faced a moral and ethical dilemma of what to include and what not to mention in the proposed book.

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End of a decade. Pixabay

One more day and the not so good year 2020 will go down in history with many things marking the end of a decade. It has been the year of opposites where home buddies are the kids, hugs, and love are lethal, Wearing masks is the new normal, being positive is negative, and being negative is the positive.

The year has been full of surprises that no one, not a single one has asked for. 2020 has not been kind to the majority and has been the year of things that we never thought would come out of our mouth like, where is my mask? am I allowed to hug you? we miss the basic, or this is the new normal.

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The Union Cabinet on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee. Wikimedia Commons

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away here at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital during treatment on Monday.

The Cabinet observed silence for two minutes in his memory.

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Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. Wikimedia Commons

Never known to spend an idle moment during his five-decade journey in politics, during which he witnessed first-hand the evolution of a new India, Pranab Mukherjee, the country’s 13th President who died on Monday, had penned four volumes of his autobiography after his term ended in 2017, three of which have been published by Rupa, while the fourth is the process.

This is a rare first-hand account of the events that have shaped India in the past 50 years and will serve as a valuable source material for academics, political scientists and the layman alike through the eyes of a man who never hesitated to call a spade a spade – and suffered the occasional pinpricks but eventually came out smiling.

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