Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: election

Petrol prices rise by 83 paise per litre and diesel by 73 paise days after election

Prices of petrol and diesel have been on the rise since the final phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections ended on 20 May

From ‘Main Anna hoon’ to ‘Main bhi chowkidar’, why 2019 is the most unpredictable election

No other election has flummoxed poll experts and the media like this.

The 2019 election is just about Narendra Modi, not BJP, Sangh or even opposition

The key theme of the BJP seems to be – Narendra Modi versus anarchy.

Why voters don’t turn up in larger numbers in Lok Sabha elections – all politics is local

Panchayat leaders make decisions that can have a direct and immediate impact on villagers.

Updating election Model Code of Conduct is only way to keep national security out of rallies

While we protect our borders and soldiers, we must also safeguard our voters and their autonomy.

Narendra Modi’s budget sops are darts in the dark, not election game-changers

Evidence shows budget handouts may not get Modi or BJP any more votes than they would have got otherwise. Samajwadi Party lost 2017 UP polls despite the sops.

Jobs, not josh: Modi government’s interim budget missed the elephant in the room

Acting finance minister Piyush Goyal's 1 hour and 45-minute budget speech had three acts of commission and one glaring omission.  

What Election Commission can do to dispel the misconception about EVMs

Consistent tallying alone would go a long way in putting to rest the oft-repeated allegation against EVMs.

Does Narendra Modi have any more surprises up his sleeve?

Unexpect the unexpected.

Arun Jaitley is right, voters and TV viewers are suffering from fatigue

Viewers suffer many types of fatigue, especially, during election result coverage.

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.