R Ashwin’s Bad Week

Madhavankutty Pillai

Blindsided twice, a desire to win and a voting conundrum

The Gender Card

The outrage at the Pollachi sex abuse racket gives Opposition politicians a foothold in the battle to win the trust of women, a constituency methodically cultivated by MGR and Jayalalithaa

A Political Thriller

Two former Election Commissioners detail the grandeur of the largest democratic experiment on earth

The Rise of NOTA Power

What do the protest voters want?

The Showdown in Tamil Nadu

Both BJP and Congress hope to gain by piggybacking on AIADMK and DMK, which in turn are stitching up patchwork alliances with smaller parties

Southern Rethinking

The man behind DMK’s social media strategy works towards a Dravidian makeover

Mamata Banerjee: The Iron Sister

The strongwoman with a human face

‘The expectations of Modi were unrealistic,’ says Ruchir Sharma

Aresh Shirali in conversation with Ruchir Sharma, Author and global investor

The Power of Diaspora Politics

Indian expatriates vie for dual citizenship, voting rights

Nothing Interim in the Budget

The most notable feature of this interim budget is the income support programme for small and marginal farmers


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