Elections 2014

The Left’s EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

The Indian Left, if it is to regain relevance, must engage in brutally critical introspection over its flaws and weaknesses, radically rethink its strategies and tactics, and return to mass struggles
Praful Bidwai Delhi 

IS THE EC A BURDENED MIDWIFE?

The Election Commission has exposed its vulnerability in delivering a free and fair elections, owing to the systemic misuse of money and power in manipulating polling booths across the country
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

Maya’s MISCALCULATION

After years of bartering Dalit and backward caste interests, Mayawati and the BSP’s fall is no shock; what’s surprising is how far and how fast
Anand Teltumbde Kharagpur 

MODI MANIA hits the Markets

With the steady rise of the Sensex and FIIs since the September 2013 announcement of his candidacy, Modi may have been holding the bull’s horns the entire time
Sukumar Muralidharan Delhi

Things FALL Apart

The recent drubbing of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Lok Sabha elections has raised many questions over its credibility
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

HAND-WRINGING times

In the Congress’ drubbing, there seems to be not even a silver lining, proving to most that the party deserved the defeat for its hubris
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

MODI’S CLEAN Saffron SWEEP of UP

Using cricket as electoral analogy, the Lok Sabha elections in UP saw Mulayam Singh Yadav clean bowled, Mayawati doing a hit-wicket, and Rahul Gandhi coming out as night-watchman
AK Verma Kanpur

WHEN NEWS ANCHORS COME A-CRAWLING

Rupa Gulab

The verdict is out.

LEFT RIGHT MIX-UP

Mehru Jaffer

The ink had hardly dried from Narendra Modi’s signature as the country’s 15th prime minister when news poured in from Europe that it had voted for the Right.

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