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Parlia-mental: Rahul Gandhi, Stand Up Comedian

Parlia-mental: Rahul Gandhi, Stand Up Comedianfeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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The Campaign Lens: Arvind Kejriwal

The Campaign Lens: Arvind Kejriwalfeatured

Amidst politicians grandstanding at rallies and endless television debates, the truth about India’s elections is often forgotten. Convincing over 800 million people to vote one way or the other involves millions of supporters, thousands of miles on the road and hundreds of hours spent campaigning from door-to-door, neighborhood-to-neighborhood. Over the next few weeks, photojournalist Nitya Read more

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World Wrap: The Foreign Press On The Indian Elections

World Wrap: The Foreign Press On The Indian Electionsfeatured

The world is watching as India goes to the polls, even as the country’s political parties and pundits continue to unleash a bewildering mix of news, rhetoric and rumor. The foreign press too is not just keeping up, but probing deeper. The result is a variety of stories that range from commentary and analysis, to Read more

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VIDEO | Voices from the Neighborhood

VIDEO | Voices from the Neighborhoodfeatured

A new government in New Delhi, as decided by the ongoing elections, will have an impact beyond just India. Who leads the region’s biggest power – and how he, or she, leads it – will have implications for those in the neighborhood. Over the next few weeks, The 545 will bring you voices from around Read more

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Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modi

Parlia-mental: The Business of Being Narendra Modifeatured

Political satire is a serious thing, and as political scientist Dr. Paul Parker once remarked, “The political cartoonist is not necessarily bound by the same ethical standards as journalists.” In the run-up to the elections, The 545 will bring to you a weekly comic from Nishant Jain, giving us his irreverent take on our politicians Read more

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Why Do Indians Vote?

Why Do Indians Vote?featured

This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog As voting begins in national elections in the world’s largest democracy, LSE academics Mukulika Banerjee and Sumantra Bose debate why Indians vote, how this election will differ from previous ones, and what other democracies can learn from India. Mukulika Banerjee: The voter turnouts during the most Read more

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