Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: voters

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.

The surveys can’t be true: Modi’s popularity has taken a beating with migrant crisis

The idea that nothing hurts Modi is bunkum. He gets too much credit for the opposition’s inability to seize opportunities.

We analysed BJP voters who voted AAP in Delhi but Modi in Lok Sabha. This is what we found

BJP is hoping its high-pitched campaign in Delhi can change its fortunes. And AAP is hoping Kejriwal can repeat 2015 victory.

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.