Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: election

EC should allow Biharis in Bengaluru to vote for state polls. US showed every vote matters

While ‘US should let our EC conduct its elections’ makes for feel-good conversation, democracies can no more be substituted across countries than engines across car models.

Counting underway for Rajasthan municipal corporation elections

A total of 2,238 candidates are in the fray for 560 wards of municipal corporations of Jaipur Heritage, Jaipur Greater, Jodhpur North, Jodhpur South, Kota North and Kota South.

What we don’t know about the BJP election machine

We don’t know what exactly the BJP says to the voter through multiple channels of below-the-radar messaging. That’s why voter behaviour takes us by surprise.

How politicians win and lose the trust of voters

There are things Modi does to win and retain the trust of voters. The opposition could learn from him.

Whatever happened to the aspirational Indian?

No government could ever be good enough for the aspirational voter, until one fine day, the voter stopped being aspirational. 

Four steps to defeating Modi in 2024. Step one: forget state elections

How Rahul Gandhi — even Rahul Gandhi — can defeat Narendra Modi in 2024.

Both Hindus and Muslims want development. But that’s where the similarity ends

Since 2014, Indian voters have become increasingly polarised on religious lines. Delhi 2020 assembly election is the latest example of strategic voting.

Dear Rahul, Congress part of problem India faces. Solution lies outside: Yogendra Yadav

The fact is that the opposition, led by the Congress, failed the nation at this critical juncture in history.

Never mind Constitution, Yogi govt issuing SC certificates to OBC groups was a win-win move

Ahead of 2022 elections in UP, the Yogi Adityanath government is going all out to woo the OBCs, with a special focus on most backward castes.

Having played all sides, Nitish Kumar has nowhere to go

He can’t go solo, can’t go back to Lalu, can’t live with Modi.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.