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India's election was an eye-opener for struggling democracies

Modi now relies on two more secular regional leaders, political tacticians who could potentially outmanoeuvre the Modi-Shah duo.

Indian general elections: / The return of regular politics

With the change in the balance of power, there will be internal pressure from coalition partners and external pressure from stronger opposition to not act unilaterally.

Just not cricket: Indian politicians bat for power

Cricket is more than just a game in India: critics accuse ruling-party politicians and the sport's closely linked mega-rich board of exploiting its huge popularity for electoral advantage.

The rise of the Ambani brand

With great wealth, should there not be great scrutiny and accountability?

India’s Hindu ‘emperor’ wants a third term

India's upcoming election sees BJP's narrative shift to Hindu identity under PM Modi, prompting opposition emphasis on economic issues

Does India need a Uniform Civil Code?

In a way, the BJP’s campaign on the UCC has been in the works for several months now

Understanding Biden’s big bet on India

The unprecedented lovefest between India and the United States has been striking and, frankly, puzzling.

Opposition unity and the challenges ahead in India

Fresh general elections in India are due early next year and the opposition parties seem to have taken a good first step

Hating Muslims has become fashionable: Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah has been a constant critic of the BJP and the growing Islamophobia in India.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Can the ‘fringe’ make the BJP cringe?

India is in hot water both home and abroad since two leaders of BJP, the ruling party, publicly said derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Prophet remarks: Protest turns violent in West Bengal for 2nd day

A fresh bout of clashes broke out today between police and protesters of remarks by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammed (PUBH) for the second consecutive day in West Bengal's Howrah district.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Prophet remarks in India: Procession brought out from Baitul Mukarram

At least a few thousand protesters brought out a procession after Friday prayers from Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque today.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Bollywood’s Khans would be risking too much: Naseeruddin on Prophet remarks

Amidst the controversy over now-suspended BJP spokesperson’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah today expressed hope that the “hate wave” against Muslims would dissipate even if it doesn’t happen in his lifetime.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Offensive tweets on Prophet don't reflect govt's view: India tells Qatar

Qatar today summoned Indian Ambassador Deepak Mittal and handed him an official note, expressing total condemnation of the controversial remarks made by a now-suspended BJP leader against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigns amid state BJP infighting

Chief Minister of India’s BJP-ruled Tripura state Biplab Kumar Deb today resigned from the post amidst serious infighting in the party’s state unit one year ahead of fresh assembly elections.

May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? 'Criminal candidates' in India polls

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

Can BJP retain power in the election?

The populist wave that swept BJP to power in 2014 Indian election, led by Mr Narendra Modi, has waned considerably after five years at

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

A Battle for India's Soul

As India gears up for its general election, one must not lose sight of the sheer size of the exercise, which has been described as the “biggest humanly managed event in the world.”

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Pulwama, Balakot dominate India's pre-poll political discourse

True to expectations, the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 Indian paramilitary personnel dead and the Indian Air Force's assault on

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