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The Players In The Game: Breaking Down The Voter’s Options

The Players In The Game: Breaking Down The Voter’s Optionsfeatured

An electorate of 780 million. Over 200 political parties, but four major players that really matter. Even among them, argues the Carnegie Endowment  for International Peace’s Milan Vaishnav, there is little coherent economic strategy. Neither the BJP nor the Congress have shown a long-term vision for the economy; the AAP is yet untested; and the Read more

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In His Own Tweets: Arvind Kejriwal’s 49 Days In Power

In His Own Tweets: Arvind Kejriwal’s 49 Days In Powerfeatured

In the 49 days that he was Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted just 39 times. But — perhaps more than any other Indian politician — he used Twitter to voice his opinions, announce policy, level allegations and, eventually, hint at his resignation. Here is a recap of Kejriwal’s short-lived term, 140 characters at a Read more

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62 Years Ago, India’s First Experiment With Democracy

62 Years Ago, India’s First Experiment With Democracyfeatured

The man in charge was Sukumar Sen. A bespectacled Bengali with neatly parted hair and an affinity for cigarettes, he had already carved a successful bureaucratic career. After attending Presidency College and London University, with a gold medal in mathematics at the latter, Sen joined the Indian Civil Service in 1921. Within three decades, he Read more

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India’s most dapper politicians – and Rahul Gandhi

India’s most dapper politicians – and Rahul Gandhifeatured

Political dressing is a curious business.  The Nehru School of Sartorial Sensibility was all about sharp detail that was audacious yet understated. Sixty-seven years later, 2014 is the year when the earnest, unassuming muffler (and the neighborhood uncle’s sweater) hijacked national attention. Political change is afoot. In a relatively unscientific but extremely discerning examination of Read more

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