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  • Elf-spotting at election time

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Indian voter is a pragmatist not an idealist It's election time and am in pursuit of an old familiar Elf. Have pursued this ...

  • Ayodhya 1992: Why India changed for ever

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The year was 1992, place Lucknow. We were four friends - all studying in ISC final year in St Francis College. Like any normal student...

  • Does India need to see a shrink?

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    I read somewhere recently that Charles Dickens said of the USA that if its citizens were to be believed, America "always is depressed, and always...

  • 5 biggest challenges Akhilesh Yadav will have to deal with

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Maya Raj is out. Samajwadi Party has won the state elections with phenomenal numbers. Rahul Gandhi's efforts reaped no results. With an epic win in...

  • 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...

  • Akhilesh's biggest challenge: Undo Mulayam's politics

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    He was a school teacher, with a love for wrestling. He entered politics and became the Chief Minister of UP. That is a brief introduction...

  • Elections a family affair in Uttar Pradesh

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The first recorded dynasty in India is the Nair Dynasty which ruled the South Indian state of Kerala from the pre-Vedic age to the 18th...