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VARIETY

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Assembly elections 2018, Virat Kohli, Isha ambani wedding, December

DailyO Hall of Fame: What set social media on fire this December!

There's been a flood of news. A deluge of views. And many waves of worthies. But don't worry, dear readers. Our monthly Hall of Fame will tell you exactly what you need to know. Ignore the rest.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Assembly elections 2018, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Why BJP must 'beg' for votes now

In India, begging is perfectly respectable. Begging for votes is actually demanded. It gives voters a great ego boost.

POLITICS

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Assembly elections 2018, Narendra Modi, BJP, 2019 general elections

5 reasons why the BJP suddenly didn’t look invincible in 2018

From a series of serious electoral losses to concerted Opposition targetting over Rafale, the year went largely against the party.

VOICES

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  4-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha election 2019, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Assembly elections 2018

When 'Pappu' scores more than the 'proud' class topper

There is no better PR exercise than victory. For the many fence sitters, Rahul is suddenly a possibility.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Assembly elections 2018

Five reasons why BJP lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

All these issues will be in play in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which explains whether this was a preview of the general elections.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Federal front, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Why Mamata Banerjee is not happy with Modi-Shah's 2018 Assembly election loss

With the victory of Congress and its possible undercurrents rocking the nation, Mamata's dream of a Federal Front has been dumped.

POLITICS

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Nitish Kumar, Assembly elections 2018, Madhya pradesh elections 2018, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Why BJP needs Nitish Kumar now more than ever

For more than a year, political experts looked for signals of a much-mellowed Nitish Kumar.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views  |  10-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Assembly elections 2018

Assembly election results: Rahul Gandhi finally arrives, Modi down, but not out

This was, in a sense, the revenge of the 'aam aadmi', the faceless Indian for whom the vote is a weapon of last resort, their only way of rejecting any abuse of state power.

POLITICS

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Assembly elections 2018, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

The Modi-Shah combine has tasted its first major defeat. But what they could do to counter this is truly scary

Rahul Gandhi has given the BJP major worries. To counter him, the right wing could now aggressively take up temple politics. But that spells doom for India's institutions.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha 2019, BJP, Congress, Narendra Modi

Assembly Election 2018: Breaking down the results and looking ahead at 2019

What bearing will the Assembly results have on the Indian political landscape