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One man’s incredible journey

The last time India elected a single party to rule itself Narendra Modi was an anonymous pracharak of the RSS apprenticing in the debris of devastated barracks. Indira Gandhi’s assassination had handed Rajiv a merciless Lok Sabha majority; his adversaries lay decimated. The BJP had two ...   | Read..
 

The minority vote

The BJP and its allies look set to win 51 of 102 seats with over 20 per cent Muslim population, with the BJP itself winning/leading in 48. In 2009, the BJP won just 25 of t...   | Read..
 

The Celeb Box Office

How the show-stoppers fared in the elections...   | Read..
 

Full picture in small print

Your rapid-action guide to the election results in all states...   | Read..
 

How to win an election, Modi-style

Address 5,827 rallies/programmes/events/chai-pe-charchas/3D shows in eight months...   | Read..
 
One man’s incredible journey
 

MOTHER-SON PARTY

As Congress leaders licked their wounds, no one shed any tears for them. Party workers across t...   | Read..

HOW THE MIGHTY FELL

Virtually the only blot on the BJP’s dream-come-true election performance today came from...   | Read..
 

Cadre & caste do the trick

Amit Shah’s appointment as the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh minder was followed shortly by the Muzaffarnagar communal...   | Read..

The S Class

How those who got caught up in scandals have fared. Those listed here faced allegations but no convictions yet...   | Read..

Creator of state fails to gain

A few months ago, the Congress had boasted about being the “creator” of Telangana and “saviour” ...   | Read..

Alone on the frontline, family confirms Modi jibe

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi stepped out after the results to accept responsibility for the party’s worst defeat ever, e...   | Read..

BJP tide engulfs Mayawati stronghold

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) drew a blank in Uttar Pradesh, her strategy of forging an alliance of Dalits ...   | Read..

In hour of rout, Karat finds comfort in Congress defeat

Prakash Karat ignored the drumbeats and the nonstop crack of fireworks set off by BJP supporters just outside his party&...   | Read..

Punjab cheer for AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party staged a surprise by winning four seats in Punjab but its national ambitions took a blow as the part...   | Read..

Work, image offset scams

Naveen Patnaik today led the Biju Janata Dal towards victory in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, halting the Narend...   | Read..

A day in a dealing room

“Is desh ka kuchh hone wala nahin hai bhai, sirf kheti-baari (Nothing will happen to this country brother, onl...   | Read..

Biochemist who became the alchemist

Amit Shah is loath to being labelled Narendra Modi’s hatchet man....   | Read..

Farooq fried, cloud on son

Farooq Abdullah has lost from Srinagar, sparking fears about the fate of his son and chief minister Omar Abdullah who fa...   | Read..

Former IT czars lose in tech city

Techies fielded as potential game-changers had a forgettable day with former Infosys co-founders Nandan Nilekani and V. ...   | Read..

“Not a tsunami but a tsuNaMo,” was the final verdict.

Anuja Kumar, a mother of two teenage girls and a human resource professional, could barely sleep on Thursday night and was u...   | Read..

With Modi, the ‘30,000 who control India’

The year was 1993. The BJP had become the butt of jokes as the party of the elections after. ...   | Read..

Wife’s wish: temple trip with Modi

Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben wishes to offer prayers with her husband “if he agrees”, her brother A...   | Read..

BJP sees potential allies in trend-buster trio

Three regional outposts have stopped the Modi wave but the BJP believes the emergence of Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee a...   | Read..

Jaya delight and damper

Jayalalithaa stemmed the Modi wave, piloting her AIADMK to an unprecedented stand-alone win with 37 of Tamil Nadu’...   | Read..

Kerala stands apart, again

Kerala defied the national mood again, electing 12 of the 20 candidates who had contested on the ruling Congress-led coa...   | Read..

First take: India’s century, govt for all

The hurly-burly of the campaign behind him and ready to lead India’s next government, Narendra Modi metamorphosed ...   | Read..

Creaky car to hot seat

As Andhra Pradesh Opposition leader, Chandrababu Naidu had to battle seven years just to get the state’s Congress ...   | Read..

Stage set for rejig & reachout

A flutter in the corridors of officialdom betrayed the tension. Sweep over, it was probably time for sweeping changes....   | Read..

No rule on Opposition leader

The Congress being the second single largest party in the country will now be the principal Opposition party and have to...   | Read..

Selfie moment for mom, too

The 92-year-old didn’t need to break with tradition, after all. Her son, the country’s Prime Minister-elect,...   | Read..

And the blunder-of-the-day prize goes to...

L.K. Advani’s reluctance to tip his hat to Narenda Modi today and Sushma Swaraj’s apparent slighting of Modi...   | Read..

Chanakya gets it right

V.K. Bajaj is used to being mocked at for his poll predictions, and May 12 was no different....   | Read..