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ELECTION

 |  2-minute read
Electricity, Power supply, Congress, Cm kamal nath

Power cuts for power play in Madhya Pradesh

Power cuts are a legacy issue for Congress. It will have to tackle the problem aggressively if it wants to avoid getting caught in the blame game.

ELECTION

 |  4-minute read
Priyanka gandhi vadra, Ysrcp, Jagan mohan reddy, Congress

The next step for Rahul Gandhi 2.0

After a humiliating defeat, Rahul is in a quandary. Should he defy his family, courtiers and stick to his decision? Or should he take the easy way out, set in motion a half-hearted effort to find a replacement

ELECTION

 |  14-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Divya Spandana, Chowkidar chor hai, Twitter

The story of BJP’s communication and Congress’ miscommunication

Narendra Modi used digital and social media brilliantly, and ages before others. In contrast, the Congress' gameplan looked slow, surly and sloppy. This made all the crucial difference.

ELECTION

 |  10-minute read
K Chandrasekhara Rao, MK Stalin, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Narendra Modi

Why BJP loses out in the south: Why Narendra Modi's saffron party is unable to cross the Vindhyas in victory

Powerful local players. Rooted regional sensitivities. A host of political miscalculations. And an inability to catch the pulse of the South. All this has limited the Modi Wave to the north of India.

ELECTION

 |  8-minute read
International relations, National security, Rahul Gandhi, Opposition

New India's Voice: Narendra Modi has been voted in despite elite derision. We need to understand what lies ahead

We have a ruling party that cares. We also need a responsible Opposition. And we need a passionate, yet unsentimental view of the challenges before us.

ELECTION

 |  7-minute read
Indian liberals, Rahul Gandhi, Lutyens, Tukde tukde gang

An Evening in Khan Market: Suleiman Khan and Anwar Sheikh encounter the famous 'Khan Market Gang'

“In the Congress, we are very tolerant, very democratic, except that we don’t take kindly to public dissent,” they said. “Charming couple,” Suleiman grinned.

ELECTION

 |  9-minute read
Hindutva cow lynching, Narendra Modi, Minority appeasement, Secularism

Alvida, Secularism? Can Congress shake off the 'Muslim appeasement' tag, and emerge stronger?

While BJP's ideological worldview certainly does not encompass religious minorities, Congress need not be the overprotective parent for Indian Muslims either anymore.

ELECTION

 |  4-minute read
Trinamool, NITI Aayog, Narendra Modi, Prashant Kishor

Is Mamata Banerjee inspired by the Modi wave to sign up Prashant Kishor?

The move by the West Bengal Chief Minister and the TMC to curb the saffron tide is indicative of a few things — the result was unexpected, one cannot bank on personal popularity alone and time-tested strategies may not be effective anymore.

ELECTION

 |  5-minute read
Shiv sena-bjp, Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena, Pankaja Munde

Riding Out The Storms: How Devendra Fadnavis transformed into a seasoned politician

He came out of the blue four and a half years ago. Now, his imprint on the Maharashtra BJP as well as governance in the state is unmistakable.

ELECTION

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward |  6-minute read
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Women in politics, Smriti IraniRIGHT Foot Forward

Not Just a Shah Nama: Why I think Narendra Modi's successor could well be a woman

The mocking levity around Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani shows we can’t stand women making strides in politics. Thankfully, they aren't waiting around to listen to misogynistic criticism.