Both Congress and BJP wish to be seen rather similarly - as populist, welfare-statist, inclusive and nationalist.
The Congress president’s decision to contest from a second seat gives the impression that he is not entirely confident of winning in Amethi.
PM Narendra Modi does not like being held hostage by experts.
Panda would surely make a very compelling chief ministerial candidate.
Our world is interconnected and India cannot remain insulated from trade tensions or currency upheavals. A strong, capable government is essential, which makes our upcoming elections even more crucial.
Modi must reappear in a new avatar as the dream-merchant par excellence if the BJP is to win again.
In India, begging is perfectly respectable. Begging for votes is actually demanded. It gives voters a great ego boost.
Do the Assembly poll victories suggest that the Congress will dislodge the BJP from the Centre?
Only a dozen or so heritage objects came back to India between 1947 and 2014, but since 2014, over 27 have returned.
They need pluralistic self-understanding and self-representation, to hold their heads high in the world of religious competition and identity politics.