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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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The Campaign Lens : Shashi Tharoor

The Campaign Lens : Shashi Tharoorfeatured

I made these pictures in March 2014 while observing Shashi Tharoor on his campaign trail in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where the diplomat-turned-politican is making a bid for re-election. In the last five years, Tharoor’s life has changed dramatically. He has had to overcome painful losses both in his public and private life. Watching him brave the Read more

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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 Obamafication Of Indian Political Campaigns

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This post originally appeared on the India At LSE blog During his visit to Hyderabad in September last year, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chanted US President Barack Obama’s 2008 rallying cry, ‘Yes We Can’, in a public meeting. This was the most striking example to date of the Obamafication of Indian political campaigns. Read more

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Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%

Where Criminals Hold Court: An Interactive Look at the Lok Sabha’s Tainted 28%featured

Rahul Gandhi doesn’t often gatecrash press conferences or publicly challenge decisions made by Manmohan Singh’s government. But in late September 2013, he did both. At a news conference where the Congress was defending its ordinance to protect tainted lawmakers, Gandhi walked in unannounced and decried the party’s stand as “complete nonsense.” In an uncharacteristic outburst, Read more

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