Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Votes

Farm loan waivers are announced in election season. Karnataka worst offender

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra and Telangana announced 9 of the 19 waivers in two decades, unlike Bihar and West Bengal, the two less prosperous states.

Crowds at rallies don’t mean victory and have no bearing on how voters will vote

In 'How India Votes', CEO of Axis My India Pradeep Gupta writes that not even 10% of the crowd that claps and cheers for a leader will vote for him/her on the basis of what they hear at a rally.

Tibetans in 26 nations cast votes to elect ‘Sikyong’ for parliament-in-exile

There are around 1.3 lakh Tibetans living in exile in India and across the globe. The Tibetan government-in-exile will elect its head on 14 May.

In India, farmers are crucial vote bank but their promises are never fulfilled

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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. 

Data shows Dalit MPs battle parties, voters and prejudice even in reserved seats

The Chitradurga MP’s experience exemplifies how upper castes respond to Dalit politicians, even in 2019.

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.

If pollsters are playing safe this time, BJP’s final Lok Sabha tally can be higher

If your interest is in specific states, then there is still some suspense left for you on 23 May.

What Muslims in India say about Balakot, national security, ISIS and Kashmir

Muslims are highly confused as their religious identity is seen as an anti-thesis to the nation’s security.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.