Assembly Polls

  • Rajasthan's own 'Princess and the pea' in Sawai Madhopur

    Westerlies |  Swati Vashishtha
    Remember Princess and the Pea? The fairytale about a 'real' princess and the test of a nagging pea under the mattresses she was put through...

  • Battle bugles: polls and beyond

    Deep Blue |  Deepa Balakrishnan
    Caught with their chaddis down? The BJP suffered one of its worst election debacles since it came to power five years ago in the ...

  • Congress whimpers in the face of Moditva

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    There is a Goliath called Modi looming over the state of Gujarat, in real life as well as in 3-D, who is once again poised...

  • When polls are not about issues but one man

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Travelling into Gujarat during election time is like entering the kingdom of an absolute monarch. Never before has a state election been so completely dominated...

  • Riders on the storm

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Muslims are seeking a new narrative in Gujarat beyond victimhood The land of historic Gandhian satyagrahas like Kheda, Bardoli and the Dandi March, Gujarat ...

  • Women to determine poll results in Bihar

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    Women are in the process of scripting history. Never before have so many come out of their domestic confines to exercise their right to franchise...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai's blog: Nitish Raj in Bihar

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Predicting elections is hazardous business, and can be detrimental to a journalist's health. In the highly competitive world of Indian elections, the 'hawa' (wind) we...

  • Why would someone like Parveen want to join politics?

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    It is a fairly cynical view that politics is the last refuge for you know who. It is because of this blinkered vision that, after...

  • The burden of being Nitish Kumar

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    Material change is always preceded by discursive change. In a state with feudal moorings and plagued with abject poverty, variable healthcare and education, poor infrastructure,...

  • Sons and Fathers in Bihar politics. Amen!

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    Dynastic politics in most western liberal democracies have become significantly rare. But in India and in Bihar, charismatic leaders have consciously encouraged private limited political...

  • Positives in an uneven state

    Soul Curry |  Shanker Dutt
    For many people, there seems to be a growing disenchantment with the political class. Much of this is on account of the popular endorsement of...

  • 5 years on, Nitish's Bihar is smiling

    Guest blog |  Rozina Khanum
    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ruled Bihar for the last five years on the development plank. When they came to power they said that the...