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Whether it’s CM Fadnavis or CM Thackeray, the only winner in Maharashtra is Rahul Gandhi

The outcome of the perceived or genuine rift in Pawar family doesn't matter. Rahul Gandhi can now claim the moral high ground.

Jalebi or not, why MPs, including Gautam Gambhir, don’t have it easy

People had voted to elect Modi, and MPs were just a medium.

Can Ayodhya Ram Mandir work for BJP in states when PM Modi didn’t?

When Modi factor is absent in states, Amit Shah's election machinery also fails. 'Masterstrokes' like installing CMs from non-dominant groups come to a naught.

Why Jharkhand elections can determine the course of Indian politics

Drawing-room strategists in the opposition camp already believe BJP should be out of the game in Jharkhand even before the poll campaign begins.

Why UP bypolls, not Maharashtra & Haryana verdict, threw up a bigger surprise for Mayawati

Akhilesh Yadav finally has reason to smile and not just because the Samajwadi Party won seats in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

BJP set for victories in Maharashtra & Haryana but something has changed for Modi voters

PM Modi seldom talks about his ‘achhe din’ promise, but people still remember it. These voices from the ground are likely to be drowned in victory celebrations soon.

Three reasons why Sonia Gandhi should make one last ‘supreme sacrifice’ for Congress’ sake

Congress seniors continue to hold Sonia Gandhi in respect but are uneasy about her being an interim president to keep the seat warm.

Communist Party of China has a solution for India’s opposition that Modi-Shah won’t mind

Indian polity is witnessing a melting away of opposition parties with some putting up a fight on Twitter. But China’s CPC may have a permanent solution.

Modi-Shah’s BJP thinks it doesn’t need mass leaders in states. So did Indira Gandhi’s Congress

Yediyurappa, Vasundhara Raje, Shivraj Chouhan and Raman Singh are the only mass leaders of BJP in states. But they are being replaced now.

Three reasons why Mamata Banerjee is losing the plot in West Bengal

BJP claims it is the new change Bengal wants. Didi may prove the party right in 2021 unless she takes time off politics to govern.

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Tribes of India | wikimedia commons

British didn’t just introduce criminal tribes, they also had a police...

The British administration marked out entire communities as ‘criminal’ through Criminal Tribes Act. And the policemen helped form guidelines to identify those communities.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.


Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.