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West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back
May 04, 2021

West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back

By Sudha Ramachandran
Banerjee, a gritty street fighter, could very well emerge as leader of a unified opposition, complicating the BJP’s calculations for the 2024 general elections.

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.

West Bengal Heats Up Ahead of Spring State Polls
February 02, 2021

West Bengal Heats Up Ahead of Spring State Polls

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the incumbent Trinamool Congress is expected to hold on to power, the elections will also likely see the BJP continue to make significant inroads in the state.

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.

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