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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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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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VIDEO | Voices from the Neighborhood

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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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Why Do Indians Vote?

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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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