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The 545 Election Result Tracker

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As counting begins, The 545 will maintain a live blog to tell you the news as and when it breaks. Please keep refreshing the page. 3.23pm – The BJP has swept the polls and has decimated the incumbent UPA government. India will have a new leader in the coming days. 2.13pm – BJP office, Delhi. Read more

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AUDIO | As Elections End, Indian Americans Weigh In

AUDIO | As Elections End, Indian Americans Weigh Infeatured

This post originally appeared on the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. As the elections draw to a close, one group in the United States is particularly invested in the outcome of the polling: the Indian diaspora. Members of this community have family in India, and feel tied to the country through heritage, culture, and religion. Indian Read more

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A Tale of Two States : The Politics of Andhra Pradesh

A Tale of Two States : The Politics of Andhra Pradeshfeatured

M uch has been said, written and bellowed about the Congress’ gloomy prospects in what are now Telangana and Seemandhra (for a refresher on how the two states came to be, check out The 545’s story from February).  Telangana voted last week and Seemandhra is among the 64 Lok Sabha constituencies that are polling today. Read more

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5 Election Parody Websites You Might Have Missed

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We may call them politicians, but the Internet calls them cannon-fodder. Image: Indian Memes Much has been made of how big a role social media has played  in the 2014 Parliamentary elections. However, as our politicians discovered with bad grace and much chagrin – with the Internet’s great potential for propaganda-spamming, comes the inevitable flipside Read more

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Parlia-mental: Manmohan Singh’s New Avatar

Parlia-mental: Manmohan Singh’s New Avatarfeatured

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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Is Modi Too Ambitious? Arvind Panagariya On Infrastructure, Reforms & Joining The Government

Is Modi Too Ambitious? Arvind Panagariya On Infrastructure, Reforms & Joining The Governmentfeatured

A rvind Panagariya is a Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. A well-known backer of Narendra Modi’s economic policies, the Princeton-trained economist is open to moving to India if offered a role in the new administration. However, in an interview with The 545, the former Chief Economist Read more

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Parlia-mental: Narendra Modi’s Great Balancing Act

Parlia-mental: Narendra Modi’s Great Balancing Actfeatured

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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