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Hackers target BJP website, embed beef recipes during Modi’s swearing-in
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
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.
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.
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."
The world’s biggest election is about to determine the state of Hindu nationalism

The world’s biggest election is about to determine the state of Hindu nationalism

Having failed to deliver the quick economic turnaround it promised, the government has resorted to rallying its base through overt Hindu nationalism.
WhatsApp is driving Indian women to vote like never before

WhatsApp is driving Indian women to vote like never before

"I am not totally convinced that political parties know what women want. We tend to be very patriarchal in the way that we talk about women's policies."
Here are the issues Indian voters actually cared about—until Pulwama happened

Here are the issues Indian voters actually cared about—until Pulwama happened

Employment, primary healthcare, drinking water were the top priority.
Young Hindu female voters say all Indians are equal, but their Muslim male counterparts fear it is not so

Young Hindu female voters say all Indians are equal, but their Muslim male counterparts fear it is not so

"We need a government that is Muslim-friendly and promotes harmony," says Aamir, a first-time Muslim voter.
Ultra right-wing versus ultra spineless—Kunal Kamra sums up Indian politics in 2019

Ultra right-wing versus ultra spineless—Kunal Kamra sums up Indian politics in 2019

"You have to give it to the BJP. They have a committed fanbase of people who are dedicated and charged up, and will do what it takes to get Modi back."
In Gandhi’s birthplace, BJP supporters don’t much care about nonviolence

In Gandhi’s birthplace, BJP supporters don’t much care about nonviolence

How some Indians reconcile Mahatma Gandhi's message of nonviolence and sacrifice with the passions stirred by sectarian politics.
523 lions and one voter live in Gir forest. This is how he casts his ballot

523 lions and one voter live in Gir forest. This is how he casts his ballot

India's Banej polling place has 100% turnout. It takes a village to make it happen for the single voter on the rolls.
Why India’s liquor companies may want elections to end soon