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Karnataka MP A. Narayanaswamy | Facebook

Data shows Dalit MPs battle parties, voters and prejudice even in reserved seats

The Chitradurga MP’s experience exemplifies how upper castes respond to Dalit politicians, even in 2019.
A child sleeps by its mother at the post delivery ward in a health center in Jindh |Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

New Harvard data mapping health in India’s constituencies is now powering ThePrint’s My543

The data, which is now available on ThePrint’s My543 project, will help Indians vote better by showing them how their MPs have fared.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

Rajiv Gandhi to nuclear button: PM Modi has made it amply clear he’s panicking this election

The 2019 polls feel like 543 different elections, but the Congress-led coalition is ahead of the BJP and its pre-poll alliance parties.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.
An election officer put an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter | PTI

This data shows why Indian MPs don’t truly represent their people

An Indian MP represents nearly 25 lakh people, which is much more than what MPs in countries like Britain, Canada or the US do.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.