Polls

  • Verdict 2014

    My World |  Nitesh Prasad
    On Monday, May 12 when the final phase ended and exit polls results started coming out, suddenly one of my colleagues pointed out that one...

  • AAP must brave a majority test

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party made history this month by garnering 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, shaking up the 2 party political system...

  • Voice of the city

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    AAP's success could spread to other cities and change urban politics The city has roared in unison. From slum colony to gated enclave, from ...

  • The hung assembly verdict in Delhi is a feast

    Odd Note |  Vinay Tewari
    It's not often that the aftertaste of a hung assembly verdict returned by an electorate actually leaves a delicious tinge on the palate. In Delhi,...

  • AAP should ensure it cannot be business as usual

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Some of us who voted for the Aam Aadmi Party did so hoping it would gain enough seats to become a pain in the side...

  • Is it an AAP wave?

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    Professor Yogendra Yadav in a detailed interview given to the website Indiaopines.com, on October 26, 2013, raised the compulsion of minimum scale in politics. He...

  • Can Aam Aadmi Party's Mohalla Sabhas work?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and his journalist co-panelists were dubious in their discussion, on the morning that Delhi went to vote, about mohalla sabhas or neighbourhood...

  • New Delhi Election: Where is the left?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    New Delhi is going to the polls on December 4. I am writing this essay on November 30. The essay may or may not appear...

  • Of Amri Devi and the irresistible opium of political clout

    Westerlies |  Swati Vashishtha
    Whipping up a storm in the desert as she cruises through the dusty tracks of Jodhpur's Luni constituency in the front seat of an SUV...

  • Don't ban opinion polls, but bring in a code of conduct for pollsters

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the land of astrologers and soothsayers, it is faintly amusing to see our politicians in a lather over opinion polls. The very netas who...

  • Arvind Kejriwal - has his ear to the ground and the ears of the aam aadmi

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    The aam aadmi Party will face its first electoral test just seven days after it turns one. It is up against the three decade old...

  • 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...

  • Heading towards a saffron UPA?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    So far we have not heard any real policy alternatives from Modi That the media is one of the main battle fields in Polls ...

  • Why Modi strikes a chord with the youth and not Rahul

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the age of marketing, there is perhaps no social category as attractive as the urban 'youth' brand. The MTV generation has spawned channels, products,...

  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • The human cost: Bengal politics and its cycle of violence

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    A small plastic cup with a drop of lebu cha is often a great leveler if you are in Bengal. The sharp contrast of political...

  • Mr Fixit vs Mr Dreamer

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Modi-Rahul face off is good democracy The forthcoming electoral contest of 2014 is fast passing into pop culture. The Battle of the "Bachelors" ...

  • 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 ...

  • Something amiss with Obama's youth vote

    Postcards from DC |  Daaman Thandi
    "I am not registered to vote and frankly I don't care," says 19-year-old Sahira Singh, in her 2nd year at George Washington University in Washington...

  • The one where I make a case for P.A. Sangma

    the vague woman's blog |  Devapriya Roy
    These days, I am hoping for a miracle too. One that shall see P.A. Sangma take oath as the President of India. For ...

  • The Presidential polls: Electing gamblers, yearning for visionaries

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Beyond India's brand of mysticism and its booming God economy, the world is amazed how a country as young and diverse as ours can pull...

  • Best way to find the next President!

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    With presidential candidates being discussed in the circles of power, Panditji was wondering what the characteristics of the ideal presidential candidate would be. Back again...

  • Why India needs a new script for modern Myanmar

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Just across the National League for Democracy (NLD)'s office in Yangon is a small restaurant. It is in this place one can witness the difference...

  • Desperately seeking Suu Kyi

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    On some days in a reporter's life, nothing works out. And as we headed to Myanmar last Friday, I had a feeling it was going...

  • How I was looking for Rahul, and found Akhilesh

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    When Rahul Gandhi first appeared on India's political scene, he was projected as the new-age neta, the politician that we never had. There was and...

  • UP Polls 2012: Maths of multi-cornered political battle

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    Two month long exciting phase of elections in India's five states has finally come to an end. These elections have been a nightmare for the...

  • UP elections 2012: trial by fire

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    A teary-eyed Congress as election fever heats up in Uttar Pradesh. Two rounds of votes have been polled. Congress continues to cling on to its...