Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicLok Sabha polls 2019

Topic: Lok Sabha polls 2019

Tamasha TV for a tamasha PM: How Indian media covered Modi this election

There are Facebook surveys, WhatsApp polls, interviews in lawns of Modi's home and chats with Rahul Gandhi between rallies and chopper rides.

17th Lok Sabha looks set to confirm Ambedkar’s fears: no vocal Dalits in Parliament

India has a dichotomous situation — vocal Dalits in college campuses and on the streets, and silent Dalits in Parliament.

UP’s 1.3 lakh polling booths: What affects voter turnout on election day

EC’s voter education programme has exhausted its limit as data shows two booth-level factors can affect participation on polling day.

Modi’s BJP lashes out at opposition for ignoring development but abandoned the plank itself

Modi government is unashamedly resorting to anti-Muslim statements and religious or emotional issues to win the elections.

India needs politicians who understand tech, not lawyers who double up as IT ministers

Whether it’s a BJP or Congress government in May, India must pick a true technologist at heart from three options for the post of IT minister.

‘Festival of democracy’ and Advani’s end of poll road

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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