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How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?
May 22, 2019

How Developed Is Modi’s Model Village?

By Avinash Giri
Nagepur is one of the four villages Modi “adopted” under a new development scheme. How is it faring?

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
May 10, 2019

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?

By Vishal Arora
It seems few Indians are aware of the distinction between the roles of the central and state governments.
India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want
April 30, 2019

India Elections 2019: What Voters in ‘Modi’s’ Bishada Village Want

By StoriesAsia
The site of a deadly cow lynching incident has little to show for its fervent support of Modi.

What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
April 15, 2019

What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election

By Vishal Arora, Avinash Giri, and Safvana Yasmine
Voters in Nuh wonder where the government has been.

Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
April 01, 2019

Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections

By Vishal Arora and Avinash Giri
With no road, no electricity, and often no water, these villagers are sitting out the election in protest.

India’s Miracle Train: A Journey Like None Other
December 08, 2018

India’s Miracle Train: A Journey Like None Other

By Amruta Khandekar
The world’s first hospital-on-rails has certainly been a monumental source of inspiration.

A Blueprint for Ending India's Naxal Rebellion
January 09, 2018

A Blueprint for Ending India's Naxal Rebellion

By Swaptik Chowdhury
New Delhi should look at the Colombia peace deal as a model for bringing peace to its heartland.
Inside the World of Indian Moneylenders
March 31, 2017

Inside the World of Indian Moneylenders

By Moin Qazi
Though universally despised, the sahukar plays an indispensable role in most rural communities.

India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise
May 19, 2016

India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise

By Hanne Couderé
Despite robust laws, violence against India's most oppressed people continues to rise.

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