Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicElection campaigning

Topic: election campaigning

Indian women voters prefer door-to-door campaigns — not motorbike rallies, roadshows

In ‘Her Right to Equality’, Tara Krishnaswamy writes on efforts needed to create a gender-balanced Parliament and politics in India.

Delhi HC seeks Centre, EC’s reply to plea for debarring poll campaigners without masks

The petition said every person has the fundamental right to life, which is being impacted by political leaders, campaigners and candidates not wearing the masks during the election process.

Plea in Delhi HC asks govt, EC to debar candidates campaigning without masks

The plea states everyone has the fundamental right to life, which is impacted by politicians, campaigners and candidates not wearing masks while campaigning.

Why political campaigns endure on despite being mired in paradoxes

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Soviet-era posters to raised fist artwork — BJP using Left symbols to be Bengal ‘insider’

After being branded ‘band of outsiders’ by the TMC, the BJP in Bengal faces a historical emptiness it is trying to overcome through its digital campaign.

EC set to allow ‘mixed’ campaign for Bihar polls — combination of digital, physical rallies

Opposition parties in Bihar have expressed concerns about an all-digital campaign, given its limited reach. But EC says it’s yet to take a final decision.

Modi brings spectacle, theatrics to prime ministership. It may never be the same again

Anybody who succeeds Narendra Modi may have to also enact the king-size performances that the prime minister has set as a template.

Can Indian politics recover from the toxicity of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign?

From PM Narendra Modi saying former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as "corrupt number 1", to Mayawati dragging Modi’s wife into her speech, 2019 has seen it all.

PM Modi, Amit Shah suspend Gujarat poll campaign over Cyclone Ockhi

PM Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah have directed party workers to stop campaigning and instead help people in the coastal region move to safer places.

Pseudo-campaignism

It may be wishful thinking but this campaign in Gujarat may force both BJP and Congress towards the middle, with themes of governance, economic reform and better life.

On Camera

YourTurn

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.

Defence

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.
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