High Stakes, High Hopes

Rajeev Deshpande

BJP promises change on a nationalist plank

The Come Back Spirit

BJP hopes to return to power on the pledge of good governance even as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot plays the populist card. Open reports from Rajasthan

Freebie Fix

Competitive populism of the manifestos can only come at a very high post-poll cost

The Regal Rite

What keeps members of Rajasthan’s erstwhile royal families in the political arena

Promises and Prospects

A report card on performance and politics

What’s At Stake?

The upcoming Assembly elections will provide BJP cues for the General Election next year

Welfare Without Populism

The Modi government resists economic appeasement even as Opposition-ruled states revel in it

The Light of Asia

India should do more to attract globetrotters

Now and Ever

A family in Rajasthan revives a dying folk art form by combining age-old techniques with modern themes


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