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5 Kings and 1 Queen: Who Are the Most Powerful State Leaders in India?
March 25, 2019

5 Kings and 1 Queen: Who Are the Most Powerful State Leaders in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Which of India’s chief ministers are really chief? And how should we measure this?

Can a 'Federal Front' Help Take Down India's Modi?
September 07, 2018

Can a 'Federal Front' Help Take Down India's Modi?

By Tridivesh Singh Maini
Regional heavyweights are gearing up to try and launch national political careers in next year's elections.
Gorkhaland: Troubles on the Teesta
July 31, 2017

Gorkhaland: Troubles on the Teesta

By Gauri Noolkar-Oak
How water-sharing on the Teesta factors in to the debate over a new Gorkhaland state.

The Singur Land Saga Reaches a Historic Point
September 23, 2016

The Singur Land Saga Reaches a Historic Point

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The Singur land verdict sets an interest example.

Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?
April 12, 2016

Indian State Elections in West Bengal, Assam: What Are the Stakes?

By Ankit Panda
India's ruling party will need a strong showing in upcoming state elections for its national reform agenda to succeed.

Interview: Sugata Bose
May 08, 2014

Interview: Sugata Bose

By Anuradha Sharma
The Diplomat speaks with the Harvard historian and first-time politician about the Indian elections.

Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India
November 12, 2013

Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India

The celebration of Bihar’s Chhath festival signals the rise of Bihari customs in Indian society.

April 13, 2013

West Bengal: A State in Need of Redemption

Under Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal continues to struggle politically and economically.

October 02, 2012

Mamata and Congress at Each Other’s Throats

A thorn in the government’s side, the chief minister of W. Bengal is courting the Congress party’s regional allies.

Anna Hazare Eyes New Push
May 13, 2012

Anna Hazare Eyes New Push

Activist Anna Hazare, armed with the results of a new survey, is planning a new nationwide agitation.

Clinton Covers India Bases
May 09, 2012

Clinton Covers India Bases

Hillary Clinton has made what is likely her last visit to India as secretary of state. There were no big hiccups.

Will Banerjee Derail UPA?
March 16, 2012

Will Banerjee Derail UPA?

Plans for a hike in rail fares by Dinesh Trivedi have angered West Bengal’s chief minister. Congress is in trouble.

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