indian elections

It only takes India a month to set up a better election than the US

It only takes India a month to set up a better election than the US

India is setting up the largest election in history, with 900 million people headed to the polls.
Slowdown or no slowdown? Rural India keeps everyone guessing

Slowdown or no slowdown? Rural India keeps everyone guessing

The hinterland is driving growth for automobile, and consumer goods companies.
India’s central bank finally toes the line, pays $4 billion advance to government

India’s central bank finally toes the line, pays $4 billion advance to government

The money will help the government fund its pre-poll sops.
The Indian general election is going to be a huge problem for Facebook
Indian governments hand out more Padma Shri awards during election years

Indian governments hand out more Padma Shri awards during election years

On Jan. 25 this year, the Indian government awarded 94 people (pdf) the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honour. And the upcoming national elections…
Is Priyanka Gandhi the Congress’s trump card or another instance of dynastic politics?

Is Priyanka Gandhi the Congress’s trump card or another instance of dynastic politics?

Priyanka Gandhi became the latest member of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty to officially join politics yesterday (Jan. 23). The 47-year-old Gandhi has been appointed her…
Female politicians are better for the Indian economy

Female politicians are better for the Indian economy

Policy-making in India has for long been dominated by men. In both the upper and lower houses of parliament, women hold just under 12% of…
Facebook will go on a hiring spree to get India’s 2019 elections right

Facebook will go on a hiring spree to get India’s 2019 elections right

As the world’s largest democracy gears up for the election season, Mark Zuckerberg does not want another disaster on his hands. Facebook has been making…
The Ayodhya verdict can shake the very foundations of India

The Ayodhya verdict can shake the very foundations of India

The Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem commemorates the birth place of Jesus Christ. Imagine that a mosque was built on the spot during the…