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Modi’s Single Ballot Solution

Amita Shah

The bold proposal of holding Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together confounds the opposition

Beware the Boss

Pinarayi Vijayan, the strongman of the Kerala CPM, puts the Congress-friendly Sitaram Yechury in his place

Red Reproach

While the CPM admonishes Sitaram Yechury for the Congress tie-up in West Bengal, sympathetic comrades worry about staring at oblivion

Pinarayi Vijayan: The McMarxist From Malabar

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of Kerala, a communist feared as well as admired, is a market-friendly pragmatist in power

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

Kerala Assembly Elections 2016: Down the Beaten Path

The oldest warhorse, the crafty red don, a damaged chief minister and the spoiler in the fray. It’s between the predictable and the historical in Kerala

Princeling Stars in a Bengal Ghost Story

The illicit alliance against Mamata in West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee: What, Me Worry?

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

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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