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Decoding India’s Elections: How Modi’s Grip Loosened 

Decoding India’s Elections: How Modi’s Grip Loosened 

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Modi's BJP lost its majority, meaning it will be heavily dependent on allies this term.
Drop in Support for Narendra Modi Will Force Him to Rely on Coalition Partners

Drop in Support for Narendra Modi Will Force Him to Rely on Coalition Partners

By Krutika Pathi, Sheikh Saaliq and David Rising
Allies can be expected to “extract their pound of flesh, both in terms of policymaking and government formation,” in exchange for their support.

Modi Wins But Is Shackled. Muslims Get Respite From Hindutva

Modi Wins But Is Shackled. Muslims Get Respite From Hindutva

By Muqtedar Khan
The election result will restore the faith of Indian Muslims in their own power to shape politics. Their overwhelming vote for the opposition helped prevent a landslide victory for Hindutva.

What Will Modi 3.0 Mean for India’s Foreign Policy?

What Will Modi 3.0 Mean for India’s Foreign Policy?

By Rishi Gupta
Among its top priorities, the BJP aims to make India the third-largest economy by 2027 and cement its status as a global leader.

Modi Wins a Third Term But the Opposition INDIA Bloc Cuts Incumbent BJP Down to Size 

Modi Wins a Third Term But the Opposition INDIA Bloc Cuts Incumbent BJP Down to Size 

By Kavita Chowdhury
In a telling blow, the BJP even lost in the constituency that includes the Ram Temple, in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

By Chirag Dhara
As with any environmental disaster, the impact of heat stress hits the poor harder than the privileged.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

By Associated Press
The former PM had been convicted in January of treason and sentenced to 10 years over the “cipher case.”
Cyclone Remal Leaves Trail of Destruction in India’s Northeast

Cyclone Remal Leaves Trail of Destruction in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
This is the first "severe" cyclonic storm to hit the Bay of Bengal coast during the 2024 pre-monsoon season.

‘The Fear Is Palpable’: Karachi’s Law and Order Problem

‘The Fear Is Palpable’: Karachi’s Law and Order Problem

By Somaiyah Hafeez
While terrorist attacks make headlines, Pakistan’s financial capital has a more mundane problem: deadly street crime.

Many Separate BRICS, No Single Wall: India and an Expanding BRICS

Many Separate BRICS, No Single Wall: India and an Expanding BRICS

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Much more than a new acronym, the BRICS grouping lacks a common denominator.

Modi Touts India’s Roaring Economy as He Seeks Reelection, But Many Feel Left Behind

Modi Touts India’s Roaring Economy as He Seeks Reelection, But Many Feel Left Behind

By Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq
Modi’s challengers hope to benefit from economic issues including high unemployment, persistent poverty, and inequality.
Why Is the RSS Distancing Itself From the BJP?

Why Is the RSS Distancing Itself From the BJP?

By Sudha Ramachandran
BJP and RSS leaders are going to great lengths to send out the message that the RSS is a cultural organization and uninvolved in the BJP’s political activity.

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