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Opinion  /  Published 20.06.19

Are we really a parliamentary democracy?

In 2014, with the emergence of Narendra Modi as a larger-than-life campaigner overshadowing his party, began the rumblings of electoral democracy in India having become presidential. Modi spoke in ral...
By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 16.03.19

EC puts 48-hour manifesto restriction

The Election Commission of India has asked political parties not to release their manifesto in the 48-hour period before polling. The restriction applies across the country, which means a regional par...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.05.19

Landing blocked, Amit Shah heads to Calcutta

On a day Amit Shah’s helicopter was denied permission to land on a private plot in Baruipur, the BJP president announced his plan to arrive in Calcutta on Tuesday for a road show through the heart o...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.05.19

Who is the Mughal-e-Azam of Prayagraj?

Nothing Mughal is kosher for the Yogi Adityanath regime in Uttar Pradesh, but election managers of the BJP in Allahabad — whose name has been changed to Prayagraj by the current dispensation — are...
By Piyush Srivastava in Allahabad

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

A forest is more precious than any cathedral

Sir — Parisians have sworn that Notre-Dame shall rise again. But will it ever be the same? No matter how true to the original the new structure is, the cathedral as it was has ceased to exist. As sa...
By The Telegraph in

Entertainment  /  Published 16.08.19

Brexit: The uncivil war and the modern election campaign

Everyone knows who won. But hardly anyone knows how. Brexit: The Uncivil War explores the data-driven political campaign behind one of the most contested and controversial government referendums in m...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 19.05.19

Does Modi's robe remind you of Tagore?

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.05.19

Mayawati comes out in support of Mamata

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday charged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is being targeted as part of a conspiracy to divert attention from failures of the Modi governmen...
By PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.19

Decision to cut short campaign time made by Modi-Shah, not EC: Mamata

For the first time in India, the Election Commission has curtailed the campaign time for the nine Bengal seats that vote on Sunday, citing violence, including the flare-up during BJP chief Amit Shah...
By Anita Joshua, Pranesh Sarkar and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Calcutta/New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.04.19

Rival netas sport same dress code

Unlike the kurta-pyjama-bundi combination usually sported by politicians of the country, two main contenders for the prestigious Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat feel comfortable in simple shirts and trouser...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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