October 22, 2021
India’s Congress Party Woos Women Voters in Uttar Pradesh
By Sudha Ramachandran
Will the strategy work in a state that is notorious for its patriarchy and misogyny?
October 12, 2021
Furious Farmers Are Taking on the Might of the Indian State
By Kavita Chowdhury
The brutal killing of a group of farmers by a BJP minister’s son has galvanized protesting farmers and opposition leaders alike.
September 21, 2021
The BJP is Playing the Communal Card Again
By Tarushi Aswani
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that Muslims are cornering most of the state-subsidized food-grain rations.
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.
December 16, 2020
‘Love Jihad’ and the Crafting of a Bigoted Law in India
By Rahul Machaiah
A new law in Uttar Pradesh seeks to create onerous burdens on inter-faith marriages. It is bound to have long-term negative repercussions.
October 05, 2020
Violence Against Women in India Must End. Now.
By Sudha Ramachandran
A recent brutal attack on a 19-year-old Dalit woman once again highlights India’s terrible track record on gender and caste violence.
May 19, 2020
How Will COVID-19 Impact the BJP’s Electoral Chances?
By Aditi Dayal
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the political dynamics in India -- how much will it matter?
May 29, 2019
A Man on a Mission to Save India's Sparrows
By Avinash Giri and Vishal Arora
Sparrows are threatened with extinction. One lawyer from Uttar Pradesh is trying to prevent that.
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?
March 06, 2019
A Fairy Tale Taking Flight: Aligarh Muslim University’s First Female Field Hockey Team
By Akanksha Saxena
A women's field hockey team is taking root at Aligarh Muslim University.
April 20, 2017
Deconstructing Uttar Pradesh's Meat Politics
By Aftab Alam
What's driving Yogi Adityanath's crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses?
March 16, 2017
Anatomy of India's Early 2017 State Assembly Elections
By Padmapriya Govindarajan
With the ballots counted, here's how India's latest state-level elections shook out.