2024: Countdown

On Top of His Game

PR Ramesh

How Modi wins the young influentials—and the smart vote

Battle of the Equals

Shashi Tharoor seeks a fourth-term from Thiruvananthapuram while his formidable challenger Rajeev Chandrasekhar hopes for a sensational debut

The Saffron Dare

BJP makes an ambitious push in Tamil Nadu, challenging traditional calculations in a state used to bipolar contests between DMK and AIADMK, writes

The Power of My Vote Bank

From the sleepy villages to the bustling towns of western Uttar Pradesh, voters say they will reward the Modi dispensation for its generous schemes and state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for strict policing

Hope and Deliverance

Local issues and the Modi government’s record animate discussions while Congress’ populist pledges and allegations of political vendetta in arrests of opposition leaders fail to impress voters across north Rajasthan

Keeping the Faith

Residents desperately awaiting a road in a remote Nainital village believe Narendra Modi will deliver as they prepare to trek half-a-day to vote on April 19

Opening the Southern Front

BJP turns the Sri Lankan Island of Katchatheevu into a nationalist cause

Fatal Attrition

The shaky opposition alliance is as good as dead with its architect joining the ruling coalition at the Centre

Powered by Modi’s Guarantee

Budget 2024 The Interim Budget avoids populism and expansive announcements but banks on the government’s record and its confidence about winning the general election

The Price of a Promise

Congress’ five election guarantees damage Karnataka’s reputation for fiscal prudence


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