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Assembly elections

Reading the Future in the Ashes of Thursday

S Prasannarajan

A comrade who defies both biology and ideology in Kerala. The triumph of Kancheepuram kitsch in Tamil Nadu. The compelling subaltern-sandesh socialist in Bengal. A Modi wave on the Brahmaputra. And a Family that couldn't provide the sheltering shadow for a withered party...The summer thriller of 2016

Congress: The Dead Old Party of India

A verdict that magnifies the irrelevance of the Congress and strengthens the modernisation agenda of the Prime Minister

Kerala: Red With a Dash of Saffron

The UDF has suffered a humiliating setback after a no-holds-barred campaign in which it was seen as aligning with communalists of all hues

West Bengal: Soaring Sister and Falling Fossils

Mamata Banerjee’s victory is a major embarrassment for Yechury who jostled for CPM’s poll pact with the Congress

Pinarayi Vijayan: The Politician Who Does Not Smile

In the run-up to the Assembly elections, will Pinarayi Vijayan’s ‘tough guy’ image be tough enough to outshine VS Achuthanandan’s charm

Jayalalithaa: The Mother of All Battles

A smug Jayalalithaa parachuting into constituencies, Stalin in damage control mode, smaller parties turning up the heat. V Shoba watches the great election circus in Tamil Nadu

Mamata Banerjee: What, Me Worry?

Mamata Banerjee is unfazed by the advantage the CPM-Congress combine has in terms of electoral math

Assembly Elections 2016: Backlash or Backslap?

How the minority vote will make the most decisive difference in the coming Assembly polls

Disparately, Desperately

What is it that unites the four states? It’s more than the changing idea of welfarism

Mamata Banerjee: I’m the Change

In a Bengal that has shed ideals and ideology for pragmatism, politics still swirls around Mamata Banerjee, loved by the bustees and dismissed by the bhadralok. The Didi paradox

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