Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: voters

Women are voting more, but in UP, they are literally pushed out of campaign spaces

Congress, BJP, SP— all talk about ‘nari shakti’, but this is where women stand. Literally.

UP voters prefer Facebook over Twitter for state politics updates: Digital marketing survey

Survey conducted by digital marketing platform iCubesWire over three weeks in January. It had 1,094 participants from Uttar Pradesh, most aged between 18 and 40 years.

Indian voters care about ideas. But they are not telling pollsters that

In ‘Whole Numbers and Half Truths’, Rukmini S writes why journalists can’t capture motivation of voters.

Surprising survey result of what Jitin Prasada’s constituency thinks of his move to BJP

The Prashnam survey in former Congress MP Jitin Prasada’s constituencies shows the national media hype over his move to BJP was a bit inane.

We are ‘mere votes’ and politicians are ‘vultures’ — time to stop them trampling on our dreams

In this searing criticism of politicians and the ruling class, Bindu Sikand urges Indians to stand up to those in power and remind them that they exist because of us.

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.

Mourn idea of India, but don’t forget that the idea of people is changing too

Modi’s new India is a new idea of the people. And politicians and intellectuals must bow to it unquestioningly.

Modi’s underrated strategy of neutralising criticism helps him retain the Teflon coating

The Modi/RSS worldview sees society in four parts: opponents, neutral people, supporters and volunteers. The spectrum shifts.

Indian voters are ready to go beyond caste, some politicians are not

The era of overt caste politics is over, but Congress leader Jitin Prasada still thinks it’s 1989.

On Camera


Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.