Turning the assembly polls, especially in Bengal, into a sort of ultimate test of its political might has exposed glitches in the BJP’s election-winning formula
The clueless and rudderless Grand Old Party continues to stumble from one electoral defeat to another
A spectacular victory is won over a redoubtable foe. Mamata now faces a full-blown tussle with the BJP, her only adversary in Bengal.
Anger against the TMC helped the BJP in 2019. Widespread fear of its agenda torpedoed its chances now.
It was his pragmatic, non-dogmatic ways that got the swing votes
In the country’s red bastion, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan beats history and opponents with relative ease
The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.
Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.
Stalin leads from the front to bring the DMK back to power
Patience, experience pay off for DMK’s Stalin
The scene varies from state to state, but the overall forecast gives little hope
The race to find effective vaccines for the novel Coronavirus has thrown up age-old questions on propreitary rights over the immunisation shots
Farmers in Punjab welcome direct payment for their produce bypassing commission agents. Their protest against the new farm laws...
Stark, lurid and truthful coverage of India’s horrific Covid crisis by the Western media raises the hackles of the Modi government.
A student leader shot, two brothers drenched in acid…mere entries in a dossier thick with crime and brute...
A BJD strongman is felled by the virus. A bypoll is announced, then deferred, then deferred again...
A founding member of TRS is ousted for corruption. But there’s more here than meets the eye. The backward...
Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.
By callously bungling on Covid norms, India’s top sports institution has allowed the virus to breach elite training camps, leaving athletes and staff vulnerable ahead of the Tokyo Olympics
Surender Kumar, Indian national hockey team defender, made a recovery from COVID-19 in September last year. His victorious fight against Covid and return to top form is a story of courage and conviction. A conversation
Konkona Sen Sharma talks about the overwhelming response to 'Geeli Pucchi', one of the four stories featured in Netflix’s 'Ajeeb Daastaans' which talks about Dalit rights and the LGBTQ community.
Polarisation—grimy, often tugging at base prejudices—is the political challenger’s final resort before elections, argues psephologist Pradeep Gupta in his new book. Excerpts:.