With a verdict like this, 2019 India gets ready for a long-term Modi Raj.
Modi’s biggest, but least debated, economic achievement was slashing inflation to just 3.5%.
Narendra Modi has been handed a blank cheque. He must ensure it doesn’t bounce.
The day West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee chose to confront Jai Shri Ram-chanting protesters in Medinipur, she committed a fatal mistake.
Among middle-class educated and employed Dalits who act as opinion makers, or young people in recent years, one can discern opposition to BJP.
Narendra Modi has appropriated something of Nehru’s larger-than-life aura.
The BJP manifesto mentions elimination of Articles 370 (autonomous status) and 35A (special rights to J&K citizens) presumably to achieve full and final integration.
National security and the India-is-safe-in-Modi’s-hands message was central to his campaign.
Modi prides himself on his image as a strong and decisive leader and, thinks that independent institutions stand in the way of strength and decisiveness.
Instead of fixing glitches, Modi often moved onto the next challenge in a hurry to announce more victories.
Overseas investors would like PM Modi to fulfill his 2014 pledge to make the tax system less capricious.
India’s new govt should make it easier for firms to acquire land and scrap archaic laws around hiring workers.
Any machine that uses a programmable microprocessor can be programmed to behave in a particular fashion.
What once appeared to be unchallenged assumptions in Indian politics have now been altered.
The registration for that election was more than 100 million voters higher than the 2009 election - an increase of almost 15 per cent.
Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years?
The pollster can now estimate the proportion of voters who voted for a particular party more accurately.
Exit polls do not have a reliable track record of forecasting electoral outcomes.
As things stand, the next Lok Sabha may turn out to be even more contentious than the last one.
So who destroyed the Vidyasagar statue? Like a Kurosawa movie, the answer depends on who you’re asking.
Inter-faith harmony was and remains anathema to the Sangh Parivar, whose mission is to subvert India’s constitutional concept of citizenship and replace it with Hindutva.
Much of the support here at the rally for BJP seems to come from disgruntled Trinamool workers and supporters.
Yadavs and Jatavs in Uttar Pradesh have been at war since 1995 when the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance cracked up after the infamous State Guest House incident.
UP, or rather the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, is standing like a wall between Mr Modi and his second term as PM.
Democracy is an evolution towards expanding rights, but India has been regressing.
Available literature suggests the first digital camera was called the electronic still camera. It was patented in 1978.
It is a fundamental sign of an open society that India claims to proudly still be despite the ‘outbursts of intolerance’ one reads about.
Today’s alliances and coalitions are not the same as those of the 1970s and 1980s, when they were hastily cobbled together to fight one particular party or the other.
From the first phase of polls on April 11 till the results are announced on May 23, there will be more verbal roiling but that wouldn't yield much results for the political parties.
Starting from the 1977 Lok Sabha election, Delhi has always mirrored the overall mood of India.
TMC is facing stiff competition for the first time since it successfully replaced the once-dominant Left Front.
The slap is a “distinctly South Asian technique of subjectification”. In societies of respect and honour, the slap sounds louder.
BJP, like all ruling parties, has an unfair advantage over rivals that so far has gone under the radar.
Chatty anchors give the viewer an edited version of the encounter in case she is accused of influencing voters.
After running schemes principled on Sabka saath, sabka vikas, Modi is perhaps not close to being Sabka Neta.
Modi has made them both irrelevant in a high-voltage personality-driven campaign that has room only for one figure.
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