india election 2019

How Modi’s Twitter strategy of following his supporters—even trolls—worked in his favour

How Modi’s Twitter strategy of following his supporters—even trolls—worked in his favour

Modi follows over 2,000 handles on Twitter, many of them ordinary citizens.
India is not good to its women. So why are female politicians so powerful?

India is not good to its women. So why are female politicians so powerful?

"We are one of the last surviving Goddess-worshipping cultures," says Amish Tripathi
Even at a trifling 14%, India’s new parliament will have the most women members ever

Even at a trifling 14%, India’s new parliament will have the most women members ever

Smriti Irani is being heralded as the biggest winner of them all.
India’s blowout election is a lesson for US Democrats

India’s blowout election is a lesson for US Democrats

The Congress party campaigned on a secular and pluralist platform—and suffered a massive defeat.
Mapped: How India voted in 2014 and 2019
Paytm dispels the notion that payments banks can’t be profitable in India

Paytm dispels the notion that payments banks can’t be profitable in India

Paytm Payments Bank has posted a Rs19 crore profit.
This election made it clear: Modi is no “divider in chief”

This election made it clear: Modi is no “divider in chief”

A victory of this proportion is the product of many factors.
What Narendra Modi 2.0 means for India

What Narendra Modi 2.0 means for India

It's both an opportunity and a challenge.
BJP sweeps the three Hindi heartland states that voted for Congress just five months ago

BJP sweeps the three Hindi heartland states that voted for Congress just five months ago

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh are the game-changers.
Why Delhi’s seven parliamentary seats always go to one party

Why Delhi’s seven parliamentary seats always go to one party

Constituency lines are less significant in the state.
History’s largest election wasn’t just about politics—it was also a rap battle

History’s largest election wasn’t just about politics—it was also a rap battle

Even the election commission had a song to encourage voters.
These Indians battle tigers every day. But it’s politics they fear now

These Indians battle tigers every day. But it’s politics they fear now

Rising sea levels and shrinking habit, the dual menace of climate change, is driving tigers and humans ever closer to each other. Increasingly, both must fight for their lives. Yet despite all these
The key players who could challenge Modi’s bid for India’s prime ministership

The key players who could challenge Modi’s bid for India’s prime ministership

Many names could emerge if a united opposition challenges BJP.
Guarding the bedrock of Indian democracy till vote counting is actually quite boring

Guarding the bedrock of Indian democracy till vote counting is actually quite boring

"We have prepared for the past five months—no leave, no Saturday or Sundays, nothing."
Why is Muslim political representation declining in India?

Why is Muslim political representation declining in India?

They make up less than 5% of parliament. It wasn't always this way.
Investors betting on exit polls will sooner or later face a reality check

Investors betting on exit polls will sooner or later face a reality check

Traders are betting on policy continuity if Modi returns to power.