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Agriculture, Academics, Activists, Polls

Understanding the issues that electoral politics ignores

The dynamics of politics controlled by the media and party have little space for issues which take time and have complex narratives.


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Polls, Jammu and kashmir peoples conference, Valley, Jammu and Kashmir

Sajad Lone is also a dynast. How can he then claim to cleanse Kashmir of family politics?

Has a viable alternative in the form of Sajad Lone and his 'third front' truly emerged in the Valley? The rhetoric needs a closer look.


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Mizoram assembly elections, Assembly elections 2018, Election Commission of India, Polls

Mizoram Elections – A defining moment, and a new challenge, in electoral history

Mizoram goes to the polls today. It has been a model state for peaceful, orderly and inexpensive elections. But will its displaced Bru tribals get their right to vote?


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Politics, Polls, Voting, EVM

10 reasons why blockchain can disrupt political system

Using the technology for voting in elections could promise absolute power in the hands of people.


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Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Polls, Madhya Pradesh, Election Commission

Why Election Commission is having to fight ahead of 2019 Madhya Pradesh polls

The MP government, led by its CM, seems to be in a mood to taunt the ECI.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Democracy, Polls, ISI, Islamabad

Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown

Pakistani authorities have shown little sophistication in addressing the challenge of violence in the province.


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Congress, Polls, VP, Venkaiah Naidu BJP

With Venkaiah Naidu beating Gopal Krishna Gandhi in vice-presidential polls, BJP's ascendance is complete

The NDA now occupies the top three premier constitutional posts in the country.


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Polls, Patriarchy, Irom Sharmila, Manipur

A patriarchal Manipur rejected Irom Chanu Sharmila

When she asked for equal rights, people left her lonely and desolate.


 |  Bite Soldier  |  8-minute read
Ground Report, Polls, Punjab

10 things I learnt on the campaign trail in Punjab this elections

The AAP surge is a potent force in Malwa region, but Congress under Captain Amarinder Singh, too, can pull off a victory.


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Polls, Budget, Finance Ministry, Arun Jaitley

Finance ministry is crowd-sourcing Union budget ideas. Will it work?

It's not the worst way to go about it.