India

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Endgame for the Gandhis?

India may well be looking at the end of the Gandhi dynasty. Countrywide opinion polls suggest that the 129-year-old Congress Party, India’s oldest, headed by the country’s most entrenched dynasty – will suffer ... Read More...
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The Dangerous Mr Modi

Rambabu is a dalit activist working for the empowerment of a marginalized section of the population in India’s rural Hardoi. He feels for the first time in many elections that people are being divided on commun... Read More...
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Can Modi Govern India?

Set aside the debate about Narendra Modi and his accountability for the 2002 Godhra riots and focus on the more immediate issue of whether he is capable of being a competent prime minister. Could he rebuild ... Read More...
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Indian Tycoon Bucks Congress’s Image

As the Congress Party stumbles towards what looks like a massive general election defeat, one candidate is performing with the conviction of a potential winner who believes he can help implement change in the w... Read More...
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India’s State of Denial

India has been in a state of denial for years. It is rightly proud of its vibrant and chaotic democracy which is on show in the current general election and has survived and been accepted almost without questio... Read More...
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India Polls Set for April 7

A few days after May 16, India’s Congress Party and the Gandhi family that head it will have been swept from power and a new government headed quite probably by Narendra Modi, the Hindu-nationalist driven and f... Read More...
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India’s Parliament Descends to Chaos

Unprecedented chaos and violence that closed India’s Lok Sabha parliamentary proceedings yesterday graphically demonstrates how respect for India’s most revered institutions is crumbling as greed and raw polit... Read More...