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Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

Why India would do well with a coalition govt: Pro-poor policies, less inequality

Coalition governments redistribute resources proportionately while countries with majority governments witness rapid rise in inequality.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi with BSP's Mayawati and TMC head Mamata Banerjee during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday | PTI

BJP or Congress? Regional players look all set to decide India’s next ruling party

Many parties that have not aligned either with BJP or Congress will emerge as decisive power brokers after 2019 election results on 23 May.

Modi heading a coalition govt could actually lead to real change

Coalition govts are inclusive, reflect India’s diversity and even the shakiest of them have pushed forward economic reform.
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Why Nitish & Lalu could pay a heavy price for Bihar coalition politics in Lok Sabha polls

Coalition dharma has edged some seasoned politicians out of their strongholds, triggering fury and rebellion around Bihar this election season.
Ruchir Sharma

Hindutva a north Indian narrative, won’t affect polls elsewhere, says author Ruchir Sharma

Investment guru and political observer Ruchir Sharma said free market proponents like him are disappointed with Modi’s 5 years at the helm.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP has to learn to befriend the kingmakers of 2019

Regional parties will guard their turf assiduously by not yielding their space to either of the two national parties.
RLSP chief and Union minister of state for human resource development, Upendra Kushwaha during a press conference in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Upendra Kushwaha’s exit could undo BJP’s carefully planned Bihar caste coalition

Upendra Kushwaha, who belongs to the Koeri community, was an important cog in BJP’s Bihar caste alliance of non-Yadav OBCs.
Gen-next leaders

Why the idea of a national ‘mahagathbandhan’ may be just wishful thinking

Several unanswered questions remain as the Congress-JD(S) coalition government takes oath, including whether the grand old party is ready to play second fiddle at the national stage.
NDA meeting

BJP will mollify NDA allies closer to 2019, when it risks getting a reduced majority

Nineteen states have NDA governments, but the partners have lost their bargaining power because the survival of Modi government does not depend on them.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?