February 05, 2022
India Has a Problem With Election Handouts
By Neeta Lal
Ahead of India’s state polls, carefully curated gifts are being dangled in front of voters to influence them to vote for specific parties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
September 16, 2016
Beef, Biryani, and Indian Politics
By Tej Parikh
India's "cow politics" reveal schisms among religious and caste groups.
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.
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.