Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Coalition

Prashant Kishor and Congress — A Faustian pact or a feast that can truly threaten Modi’s BJP

Defeating Narendra Modi needed a face. Here’s what you have instead — face-off with a grand strategy.

NDA just lost its 19th ally since 2014, but here’s why Modi-Shah pretend they can’t care less

The only way to look at Modi’s and Shah’s seeming indifference to departing allies has to be in the context of the BJP’s expansion plans and its willingness to shed unwanted, extra baggage.

With Jharkhand, India is telling Modi it wants a ‘majboor sarkaar’, not ‘majboot sarkaar’

Through people’s movements and the judiciary, India has kept majoritarian regimes in check — be it under Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi. Are state elections a new addition?

Netanyahu asked to form Israel’s next government, but with few signs he can succeed

President Reuven Rivlin has given Netanyahu first crack at building a coalition in parliament. Experts say it’s ‘all or nothing’ for the Israeli leader.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.