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Absentee Ballots? Re-enfranchising India’s Migrant Workers
July 20, 2020

Absentee Ballots? Re-enfranchising India’s Migrant Workers

By Bansari Kamdar
As India’s internal migrant workers return to cities desperate for work, without a change in policy they could be left out of important upcoming elections.

A Carnival on the City’s Margins: The Sonepur Mela of Bihar
June 17, 2020

A Carnival on the City’s Margins: The Sonepur Mela of Bihar

By Subir Rana
The annual festival combines livestock sales with massive bazaars, nighttime theater with carnival rides, and, over it all, political ads.
How Will COVID-19 Impact the BJP’s Electoral Chances?
May 19, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Impact the BJP’s Electoral Chances?

By Aditi Dayal
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the political dynamics in India -- how much will it matter?

Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future
November 24, 2017

Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future

By Priyanka Borpujari
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and hundreds of smaller cities may be condemned to catastrophic annual climate events.

With Dramatics in Bihar, the BJP’s March to Dominance in Indian Politics Continues
July 28, 2017

With Dramatics in Bihar, the BJP’s March to Dominance in Indian Politics Continues

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A Machiavellian move in Bihari politics has jolted India into reckoning with the BJP's true political power.

The Implications of the Bihar Elections
November 24, 2015

The Implications of the Bihar Elections

By Anish Mishra
The recent defeat of the BJP has implications that go well beyond the Indian state.

Narendra Modi's BJP Trounced in Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections
November 09, 2015

Narendra Modi's BJP Trounced in Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections

By Ankit Panda
In a political earthquake, the National Democratic Alliance loses out in Bihar's legislative elections.
Manjhi: The Broken Mountains and the Mountains to Break
August 27, 2015

Manjhi: The Broken Mountains and the Mountains to Break

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Manjhi – The Mountain Man tells a grim but inspiring story of both Indian neglect and resolve.

An Election in Bihar this October Could Change Everything for the BJP
August 14, 2015

An Election in Bihar this October Could Change Everything for the BJP

By Sanjay Kumar
State elections in the Indian state of Bihar could have important implications for the political fortunes of the BJP.

Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
April 17, 2015

Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?

By Sanjay Kumar
Six socialist parties have teamed up in Bihar to contest Narendra Modi’s BJP in upcoming elections.

2015: A Trying Year for Indian Politics
January 03, 2015

2015: A Trying Year for Indian Politics

By Sanjay Kumar
The Bharatiya Janata Party's dominance in 2014 will be challenged in 2015.
Narendra Modi's Rise Results in Political Realignments in Bihar
May 20, 2014

Narendra Modi's Rise Results in Political Realignments in Bihar

By Sanjay Kumar
With the BJP's huge electoral victory, some of India's regional parties are facing an existential crisis.

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