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Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
August 02, 2021

Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.

Indian Leader’s Party Takes Electoral Hit Amid Virus Surge
May 03, 2021

Indian Leader’s Party Takes Electoral Hit Amid Virus Surge

By Ashok Sharma
Meanwhile, health experts say the massive electoral rallies have fueled India's terrifying COVID-19 outbreak.
Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal
April 22, 2021

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal

By Sudha Ramachandran
The skyrocketing cases in India have barely made a dent in the feverish campaigns being mounted in West Bengal’s elections.

The Making of Brand Modi
April 01, 2021

The Making of Brand Modi

By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.

India’s Toughest COVID-19 Test Still Lies Ahead
October 30, 2020

India’s Toughest COVID-19 Test Still Lies Ahead

By Soma Basu
Winter smog, religious festivals and election campaigns pose a crucial test of India’s pandemic management.

Rasheed Kidwai on the Pitfalls of the Gandhi Dynasty
January 25, 2017

Rasheed Kidwai on the Pitfalls of the Gandhi Dynasty

By Anuradha Sharma
Rahul Gandhi is set to fill in his mother’s shoes as head of India’s main opposition party. But should he?

Beef, Biryani, and Indian Politics
September 16, 2016

Beef, Biryani, and Indian Politics

By Tej Parikh
India's "cow politics" reveal schisms among religious and caste groups.
India's State Elections Reflect a Mood for Change
December 06, 2013

India's State Elections Reflect a Mood for Change

By Sanjay Kumar
India's state elections symbolize a broader clamor for change across the country.

How to Interpret the Upcoming State Elections in India
October 07, 2013

How to Interpret the Upcoming State Elections in India

India’s upcoming state elections will hint at the outcomes of next year’s national polls.

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