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Narendra Modi's BJP Trounced in Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections
November 09, 2015
Narendra Modi's BJP Trounced in Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections
In a political earthquake, the National Democratic Alliance loses out in Bihar's legislative elections.
Narendra Modi's BJP Trounced in Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
April 17, 2015
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
Six socialist parties have teamed up in Bihar to contest Narendra Modi’s BJP in upcoming elections.
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
August 27, 2014
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
India’s ruling BJP suffers a setback in local elections, calling into question the continuing appeal of Modi.
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
Narendra Modi's Rise Results in Political Realignments in Bihar
May 20, 2014
Narendra Modi's Rise Results in Political Realignments in Bihar
With the BJP's huge electoral victory, some of India's regional parties are facing an existential crisis.
Narendra Modi's Rise Results in Political Realignments in Bihar
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.
Bihar's Chhath Festival Enjoys National Prominence in India
Modi Political Rally Hit By Serial Bomb Blasts
October 29, 2013
Modi Political Rally Hit By Serial Bomb Blasts
The attacks in Patna symbolize the polarization of Indian politics along religious lines.
Modi Political Rally Hit By Serial Bomb Blasts
The Political Rise of India’s States
September 26, 2013
The Political Rise of India’s States
Political power is becoming increasingly decentralized in India, transforming the nation’s identity.
The Political Rise of India’s States
Death of School Children in Bihar: A Prick to the Conscience of the Nation
July 19, 2013
Death of School Children in Bihar: A Prick to the Conscience of the Nation
The recent tragedy in Bihar points to a pervasive sense of apathy towards India’s poor.
Death of School Children in Bihar: A Prick to the Conscience of the Nation
Can Bihar Change?
April 09, 2013
Can Bihar Change?
A recent visit to Bihar leaves the author wondering about the Indian state’s lopsided progress.
Can Bihar Change?
Nitish Kumar Makes His Move
March 20, 2013
Nitish Kumar Makes His Move
Has the architect of the Bihar growth story just made his move for a national role?
Nitish Kumar Makes His Move
Revolution in a Bihar Village
February 14, 2011
Revolution in a Bihar Village
An innovative project in a small Indian village is empowering young women and changing the lives of villagers.
Revolution in a Bihar Village
Bihar Election Brings New Dawn
December 06, 2010
Bihar Election Brings New Dawn
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given the people of Bihar hope where there was none before.
Bihar Election Brings New Dawn
Bihar's Brighter Future
December 01, 2010
Bihar's Brighter Future
For too long, Bihar was a byword for backwardness. But Biharis these days can show some pride in their state.
Bihar's Brighter Future
Bihar vs Washington
November 04, 2010
Bihar vs Washington
The Obama visit is newsworthy, but a crucial election in Bihar deserves as much attention.
Bihar vs Washington
Bihar - Depressingly Familiar
June 21, 2010
Bihar - Depressingly Familiar
Nitish Kumar was supposed to improve things in Bihar. But 5 years on, things look much the same.
Bihar - Depressingly Familiar
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