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Voters line up outside a polling station in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.

Decoding the highs & lows of voter turnout

May 20, 2024, 03:00 AM - 5 mins read

There is no democracy without an electorate. However, there is no democracy either if the electorate does not turn up to vote — in large, absolute and impressive numbers. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during separate rallies.

Has the 2024 General Election turned into Modi versus Rahul, finally?

May 19, 2024, 09:32 PM - 5 mins read

In 2014 and 2019, since there was no clear challenger to Modi, he had a clear and decisive advantage. “Modi versus who?” and there was actually no one. Even in 2024, although the opposition parties did manage to stitch together the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) they did not name any leader. 

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May 19, 2024, 09:32 PM . 5 mins read


Who is afraid of Amritpal Singh?

Who is afraid of Amritpal Singh?

May 18, 2024, 01:27 AM - 7 mins read

Amritpal will definitely cut into the vote share of the SAD-B. Given its predominantly panthic composition, Khadoor Sahib was considered to be the SAD-B bastion till 2019, when the Congress candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa defeated the SAD-B candidate Bibi Jagir Kaur by a margin of over one lakh votes.

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May 18, 2024, 01:27 AM . 7 mins read


Separatist movement comes full circle in Kashmir

Separatist movement comes full circle in Kashmir

May 17, 2024, 03:28 AM - 7 mins read

Now that the Jamat-e-Islami is willing to participate in elections, has the separatist movement come full circle in Kashmir?

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May 17, 2024, 03:28 AM . 7 mins read


PM dons a turban, Punjab goes to polls in Phase 7; what to expect? 

PM dons a turban, Punjab goes to polls in Phase 7; what to expect?

May 16, 2024, 06:07 AM - 4 mins read

Political analysts have often pointed out that perhaps the only two things that can be predicted about Punjab and its voters is the fact that the state has a penchant for voting out incumbent governments and never voting on sectarian lines.

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May 16, 2024, 06:07 AM . 4 mins read


In a move that raises eyebrows, the European Commission has set its sights on Meta Platforms, accusing the social media titan of potentially harming children's mental health and fostering addictive behavior through its flagship platforms, Facebook and Instagram.

EU takes Meta to task: Protecting children or overreach?

May 16, 2024, 05:37 AM - 2 mins read

While ensuring child safety online is undoubtedly crucial, it begs the question: Shouldn't parents and guardians play a more significant role in monitoring their children's online activities?

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May 16, 2024, 05:37 AM . 2 mins read


Glimpse of the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Museums— A means of ‘soft’ power, trust & conflict

May 16, 2024, 02:49 AM - 5 mins read

Museums of a country are the gateways to its history and culture. However, conflicts galore in their ability to be truly inclusive.

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May 16, 2024, 02:49 AM . 5 mins read


A woman displays her inked finger after casting a vote in Srinagar. The Srinagar voter turnout has led to various politicians voicing varying opinions.

Srinagar turnout : Article 370; divided opinions

May 15, 2024, 11:18 PM - 5 mins read

Opinions are divided about the reasons behind the relatively high turnout. It is actually the highest turnout since the militancy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir. 

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May 15, 2024, 11:18 PM . 5 mins read


The data implies that the Kashmiris' trust in the democratic system could be finally reviving after a three-decade absence marked by savage terror cycles.

Srinagar voter turnout of 38% unveils new political realities in Kashmir

May 15, 2024, 05:34 AM - 4 mins read

Data implies that the Kashmiris' trust in the democratic system could be finally reviving after a three-decade absence marked by savage terror cycles.

see more

May 15, 2024, 05:34 AM . 4 mins read


CAA rules and Matuas

Bengal's Matua stronghold of Bongaon grapples with confusion over CAA rules

May 14, 2024, 06:16 AM - 14 mins read

Seated outside his modest thatched-roof home, a 60-year-old dreams of a permanent homeland which gets dashed with the complexities of the CAA.

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May 14, 2024, 06:16 AM . 14 mins read


Savvy investors are on the lookout for strategies to capitalize on potential opportunities while minimizing risks amid Lok Sabha elections.

A guide for investors: Maximizing returns during Lok Sabha elections

May 14, 2024, 03:57 AM - 2 mins read

Strong housing demand and market performance indicate sustained growth for real estate players. Favorable market conditions and lower interest rates are anticipated to drive industry expansion, positioning realty as a key driver of the Indian economy.

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May 14, 2024, 03:57 AM . 2 mins read


When almost all of the instrumental political parties make allegations against each other for cashing in on religion, it’s a sign that it features heavily in politics — regardless of the religion, regardless of the party. 

Impact of religion as a factor in the Lok Sabha Polls 2024

May 13, 2024, 06:19 AM - 5 mins read

When almost all of the instrumental political parties make allegations against each other for cashing in on religion, it’s a sign that it features heavily in politics — regardless of the religion, regardless of the party. 

see more

May 13, 2024, 06:19 AM . 5 mins read


Why are some Muslims hostile towards PM Modi?

Why are some Muslims hostile towards PM Modi?

May 13, 2024, 05:50 AM - 7 mins read

Many Muslims today are hostile towards the BJP, like they were hostile towards Congress before partition; using the same idiom.

see more

May 13, 2024, 05:50 AM . 7 mins read


Decoding the highs & lows of voter turnout

May 20, 2024, 03:00 AM - 5 mins read

There is no democracy without an electorate. However, there is no democracy either if the electorate does not turn up to vote — in large, absolute and impressive numbers. 

Read more
Voters line up outside a polling station in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during separate rallies.

Has the 2024 General Election turned into Modi versus Rahul, finally?

May 19, 2024, 09:32 PM - 5 mins read

In 2014 and 2019, since there was no clear challenger to Modi, he had a clear and decisive advantage. “Modi versus who?” and there was actually no one. Even in 2024, although the opposition parties did manage to stitch together the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) they did not name any leader. 

Read more
Who is afraid of Amritpal Singh?

Who is afraid of Amritpal Singh?

May 18, 2024, 01:27 AM - 7 mins read

Amritpal will definitely cut into the vote share of the SAD-B. Given its predominantly panthic composition, Khadoor Sahib was considered to be the SAD-B bastion till 2019, when the Congress candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa defeated the SAD-B candidate Bibi Jagir Kaur by a margin of over one lakh votes.

Read more
Separatist movement comes full circle in Kashmir

Separatist movement comes full circle in Kashmir

May 17, 2024, 03:28 AM - 7 mins read

Now that the Jamat-e-Islami is willing to participate in elections, has the separatist movement come full circle in Kashmir?

Read more
PM dons a turban, Punjab goes to polls in Phase 7; what to expect? 

PM dons a turban, Punjab goes to polls in Phase 7; what to expect?

May 16, 2024, 06:07 AM - 4 mins read

Political analysts have often pointed out that perhaps the only two things that can be predicted about Punjab and its voters is the fact that the state has a penchant for voting out incumbent governments and never voting on sectarian lines.

Read more
In a move that raises eyebrows, the European Commission has set its sights on Meta Platforms, accusing the social media titan of potentially harming children's mental health and fostering addictive behavior through its flagship platforms, Facebook and Instagram.

EU takes Meta to task: Protecting children or overreach?

May 16, 2024, 05:37 AM - 2 mins read

While ensuring child safety online is undoubtedly crucial, it begs the question: Shouldn't parents and guardians play a more significant role in monitoring their children's online activities?

Read more
Glimpse of the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Museums— A means of ‘soft’ power, trust & conflict

May 16, 2024, 02:49 AM - 5 mins read

Museums of a country are the gateways to its history and culture. However, conflicts galore in their ability to be truly inclusive.

Read more
A woman displays her inked finger after casting a vote in Srinagar. The Srinagar voter turnout has led to various politicians voicing varying opinions.

Srinagar turnout : Article 370; divided opinions

May 15, 2024, 11:18 PM - 5 mins read

Opinions are divided about the reasons behind the relatively high turnout. It is actually the highest turnout since the militancy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Read more
The data implies that the Kashmiris' trust in the democratic system could be finally reviving after a three-decade absence marked by savage terror cycles.

Srinagar voter turnout of 38% unveils new political realities in Kashmir

May 15, 2024, 05:34 AM - 4 mins read

Data implies that the Kashmiris' trust in the democratic system could be finally reviving after a three-decade absence marked by savage terror cycles.

Read more
CAA rules and Matuas

Bengal's Matua stronghold of Bongaon grapples with confusion over CAA rules

May 14, 2024, 06:16 AM - 14 mins read

Seated outside his modest thatched-roof home, a 60-year-old dreams of a permanent homeland which gets dashed with the complexities of the CAA.

Read more
Savvy investors are on the lookout for strategies to capitalize on potential opportunities while minimizing risks amid Lok Sabha elections.

A guide for investors: Maximizing returns during Lok Sabha elections

May 14, 2024, 03:57 AM - 2 mins read

Strong housing demand and market performance indicate sustained growth for real estate players. Favorable market conditions and lower interest rates are anticipated to drive industry expansion, positioning realty as a key driver of the Indian economy.

Read more
When almost all of the instrumental political parties make allegations against each other for cashing in on religion, it’s a sign that it features heavily in politics — regardless of the religion, regardless of the party. 

Impact of religion as a factor in the Lok Sabha Polls 2024

May 13, 2024, 06:19 AM - 5 mins read

When almost all of the instrumental political parties make allegations against each other for cashing in on religion, it’s a sign that it features heavily in politics — regardless of the religion, regardless of the party. 

Read more
Why are some Muslims hostile towards PM Modi?

Why are some Muslims hostile towards PM Modi?

May 13, 2024, 05:50 AM - 7 mins read

Many Muslims today are hostile towards the BJP, like they were hostile towards Congress before partition; using the same idiom.

Read more

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