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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

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.