Thursday, 20 January, 2022
Topic2014 Lok Sabha elections

Topic: 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Not vikas, Modi’s 2019 election was built on politics of vishwas

BJP’s political mobilisation for 2019 was not based on standard models of democratic accountability and issue-based politics, which place power in the hands of citizenry.

The new voters for Modi’s BJP are poorer, more majoritarian but not as religious

A new study has shown that the profile of the first-time BJP voter in 2019 almost mirrors Indian society, with the singular exception of religious minorities.

There’s an aeroplane on my roof

It can break your heart to tell the story of the terminal decline of a state you so love, where you grew up and...

After May 16

Bid goodbye to the way things have been in India's politics. Whatever his tally finally, Narenda Modi will have risen as India’s preeminent political personality.

If Modi wins on Sunday

On the eve of the 2002 Gujarat elections, I had stuck my neck out to predict, somewhat audaciously, that if Narendra Modi wins, it...

The Congress’s Modi

Narendra Modi, a divisive and polarising figure, is as much a candidate of the Congress as the BJP: it is just that one is trying to make him win, and the other to make him lose.

Lok Sabha, 2014

A party will win or lose the next election depending on whether it can dump some of its awful, outdated and politically suicidal basic instinct or not.

On Camera


Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.