Charisma matters, but in the political heat and dust of India, it also wears off pretty soon. This time round, the Congress is playing serious politics, and not parlour games.
Sapna Choudhary's videos are not spectacular. Yet, while we debate the quality of regional work and Bollywood's nepotism, her videos get shared in millions.
Assembly polls verdict: BJP thought Ram Mandir dreams would distract voters from their problems. Now, it has a problem
Voters are not fools, as every party makes the mistake of assuming. Hindutva, no matter how murderously militant, is not going to sway them from real-life problems.
Telangana Assembly elections: Meet Chandramukhi, the state's first and only transgender political contestant
From child labour to drainage to the water woes of Goshamahal, transgender Chandramukhi Muvvala raises the debate beyond gender.
Rajasthan Election Results: Credit for turning a lost battle into a close fight goes to Vasundhara Raje
The incumbent CM did not have many backers, including apparently her own party. But Raje is not Rani for nothing.
Telangana Election Results: Akbaruddin Owaisi aka 'Chhoti Sherwani' wins Chandrayangutta by a huge majority
The controversial prodigal brother of Asaduddin Owaisi has managed to win — yet again — by a huge margin
The legendary filmstar-turned-politician and TDP founder NT Rama Rao's granddaughter losing to TRS candidate in Telangana.
How much will the Ajit Jogi factor impact the final results?
A party bogged down by anti-incumbency, another re-discovering how to win.