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Indian politics

EC proposes parties reveal how much freebies will cost

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Draft proposal intended to improve accountability in politics and deliver a reality check on poll promises

Mansukh Mandaviya: Man in Charge

His down-to-earth manner and straight-talking approach have seen him strike a chord with the scientific and health institutions

Rifts Widening in Congress

The resignation of Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma is a clear indication that the divide between the G 23 group of senior rebel leaders and the Gandhis is almost irreparable

Truth Alone Triumphs. But Whose Truth?

Indian democracy imposes no narrow conformities on its citizens

The Fall of Uddhav Thackeray

The rebellion that ended his tenure as chief minister would have happened sooner had it not been for the pandemic

Draupadi Murmu: An Epic Choice

Elevating Draupadi Murmu as NDA’S presidential candidate is a significant step in Narendra Modi’s project of civilisational repair that is bringing the marginalised into the social mainstream

Outside Help

The BJP managed to win Azamgarh with tacit assistance from BSP leader Mayawati. She put up a local Muslim candidate who split the SP vote right down the middle

Seat Changes

It is likely that Harish Rawat will be Congress’ chief ministerial candidate from Uttarakhand

Why Did Indira Gandhi Call for Elections in January 1977?

The author, whose father HY Sharada Prasad was Information advisor to Indira Gandhi, examines the likely reasons why she relaxed the Emergency and called for elections

Fair Comparison

Comparing Rashmi Thackeray to Rabri Devi

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