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India’s elections results around the world Op-Eds

India’s elections results around the world

How have media agencies around the world reacted to the BJP’s successive victory in the world’s largest democracy? It is a mix of praise for the BJP’...

What next? Op-Eds

What next?

On the eve of the results, irrespective of who wins, what are the top five priorities for the incoming government?

Exit polls: Do they matter? Op-Eds

Exit polls: Do they matter?

Controversy has erupted over the near-unanimous result in exit polls, showing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coming back to power....

India’s fake news hurdle Op-Eds

India’s fake news hurdle

The world’s largest democratic exercise is threatened by the presence of fake news which has infiltrated virtually all levels of social media...

The App-Store Election Op-Eds

The App-Store Election

Mass communication has revolutionized a party campaign in Indian elections for some decades. However, the advent of a variety of new digital...

The 2019 Elections in foreign publications Op-Eds

The 2019 Elections in foreign publications

Mainstream media in India has extensively covered all phases of the election with a religious fervour, but how have the major foreign press agencies...

Hand, Lotus or Elephant? Symbols in Indian elections Op-Eds

Hand, Lotus or Elephant? Symbols in Indian elections

Symbols have played a pivotal role in India since its first general election in 1951-52 and they have grown beyond the convenience of representing a...

India’s job conundrum Op-Eds

India’s job conundrum

Despite the extensive rhetoric of the BJP and INC, the annual employment statistics is telling a different story. The data suggest that, at least in...

Building local climate resilience Op-Eds

Building local climate resilience

As India prepares for the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, an important question that needs to be addressed concerns the states governments preparedness to...

The NorthEast: India’s strategic frontier Op-Eds

The NorthEast: India’s strategic frontier

The North East has been often ignored in national political campaigns, with candidates making a stop at a single location for the purposes of a nice...

Wanted: A foreign policy for 2024 Op-Eds

Wanted: A foreign policy for 2024

India needs a forward-thinking foreign policy irrespective of who wins the elections in May 2019. New Delhi’s Act East policy has been a step in the...

Is India sliding towards a Presidential democracy? Op-Eds

Is India sliding towards a Presidential democracy?

The BJP campaign juggernaut continues to roll as the INC gathers steam in key battleground states across Central India in the lead up to the world’s...

Imran Khan’s reverse swing Op-Eds

Imran Khan’s reverse swing

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a statement praising Narendra Modi’s BJP as being a more suitable partner for dialogue instead of rival INC...