Pathshala No 1


The interest in the school where Modi attended primary classes has led to the shala being developed as a inspiration centre for schoolchildren

Vajpayee’s Balancing Act

Primary sources highlight the political and personal life of India’s first BJP prime minister

The House Modi Built

The new parliament connects the seat of Indian democracy with the country’s ancient traditions

New Parliament, Old Dissenters

Dominating the political space

Congress’ Sweet Revenge

The BJP’s defeat in Karnataka didn’t come as a surprise

Karnataka result can set off a new “revadi” race

The Karnataka poll results cheer BJP's rivals. But economists point to a likely political fallout: the race to dole out lollies

Kingmaker dream over, Gowda & Son biggest losers

Apart from family rivalries, JD(S) has lost its shine among voters who do not seem to associate it with the son-of-the-soil interests that patriarch HD Deve Gowda once leveraged very successfully

Congress Makes a Comeback

After a long gap, Congress gets it right in a major state, reasserts its main challenger status. But the party’s success needs to be replicated in crucial state elections due at the year end.

Cong wins big in Karnataka as BJP ‘double engine’ stalls

Grass roots anger over price rise, factional frictions hurt BJP while Congress gains by exploiting incumbency and focussing on local discontent.


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