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  1. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2014

    Guest post: BJP faces tough task reversing the damage

    By Ajay Chhibber, Director General, Independent Evaluation, Government of India The world’s largest exercise in electoral...

  2. May 18, 2014

    New role for India’s ‘common man’ after Modi win

    The broom-wielding anti-corruption activists of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party hoped their quest to clean up money-driven...

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  1. May 17, 2014

    Manmohan Singh yields to triumphant Narendra Modi as Indian PM

    BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat A chastened Manmohan Singh of the Congress party has resigned after a...

  2. May 16, 2014

    National unity will be hard to achieve despite ‘saffron’ triumph

    When it finally came on Friday after a five-week campaign, the scale of Narendra Modi’s victory at the head of the Hindu...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Congress defeat dents Gandhi family business

    Like many young Indians pushed unwillingly into family businesses, Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Congress party’s illustrious...

  4. May 16, 2014

    Modi and BJP sweep to power in Indian election

    BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party swept to...

  5. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    India elections: who is Modi's likely coalition partner?

    Just one day to go, and with the overall result seemingly a forgone conclusion after Monday’s exit polls, speculation turns...

  6. May 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi should stick to his pledge of toilets before temples

    Narendra Modi, the man most likely to become India’s next prime minister, has a wicked turn of phrase. In one of his most...

  7. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    Guest post: strong man, strong woman - Modi and Indira Gandhi​

    By Shruti Kapila The biggest and what feels like the longest election season on the planet ends on Friday in India. If...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    India elections: record turnout, big spending, shady accounts and narcotics

    As elections in India draw to a close, it’s time for number crunching in the world’s largest democracy of 815m eligible...

  9. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    India elections: not blaming it on Rahul

    India is still awaiting its official election results on Friday. But with multiple exit polls all pointing to a definitive...

  10. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    Indian elections: the devil is in the details

    And the winner is….Narendra Modi, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). That, at least, is the unanimous...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    Indian elections: the return of caste

    The issue of caste never really went away during this election campaign. How could it in a country where government jobs and...

  12. May 11, 2014

    India election marathon heads into final stretch

    Voters in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi will cast their ballots in a hard fought contest on Monday, as India’s...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2014

    India elections: voting for prohibition?

    It’s a scene to strike terror into the heart of the most hardened foreign correspondent. After a long, hot day on the Indian...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2014

    India elections: did the media do it?

    Indians are braced for May 16, when votes in the country’s protracted parliamentary elections are finally due to be counted...

  15. May 7, 2014

    India’s Congress party has done itself out of a job

    For the Congress party, which has ruled over independent India for 54 of the past 67 years, the only thing in doubt about...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    India elections: four grim challenges for a demoralised Congress

    It’s only fair. After our provocative blog on Monday on the four things that could go wrong for Narendra Modi and the...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2014

    India elections: Modi campaign makes waves in Bangladesh

    The election campaign by Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to become India’s next prime...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    As India’s lengthy general election rolls on, we’ve entered the he-said-she-said phase. Victor Mallet, bureau chief,...

  19. April 28, 2014

    India needs a jolt – and Modi is a risk worth taking

    There is something thrilling about the rise of Narendra Modi. Indian politics has been dominated by the Gandhi dynasty since...

  20. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    As results day draws nearer, Deepak Lal writes a guest piece for beyondbrics weighing up the two sides of Narendra Modi,...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    India elections: the troublesome son-in-law

    Priyanka Gandhi, daughter and grand-daughter of slain former Indian prime ministers, has in theory opted for only a limited...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest Post: is Modi a Thatcher or a Hitler?

    By Deepak Lal In the midst of an interminable election, all the opinion polls are predicting an absolute majority for the...

  23. April 25, 2014

    India’s new politics

    Driving home in the gathering darkness, Nandan Nilekani seems tired. His car crawls through Bangalore’s chaotic streets...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 23, 2014

    India elections: Google search hierarchy reveals surprises, political jokes

    In the midst of one of the mostly closely fought elections in years, what is the Indian public looking for online? According...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    After a long weekend break for Easter, beyondbrics takes a look at the criminal records of India’s would-be representatives...

  26. April 17, 2014

    Indians cast votes on key day for country’s general elections

    Tens of millions of Indians cast their votes on Thursday as the country’s five-week general election neared the halfway mark...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Infosys kicked off earnings season on Tuesday morning and inflation numbers were released later in the day, putting the...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    India elections: who's ahead?

    Though opinion polls are predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party will lead India’s next government, there are some...

  29. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    India elections: Priyanka shuns "mother of battles"

    It has been years since Priyanka Gandhi was first touted by India’s governing Congress party as a political secret weapon...

  30. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    It is a bank holiday in Mumbai, meaning markets are closed, but there was still lots for India to debate in the midst of a...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    India elections: how Sonia Gandhi undermined her PM

    It was the worst-kept secret in India, but the confirmation in a book by the prime minister’s former media adviser that...

  32. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    India elections: turnout higher so far than 2009

    Indian voters are turning out to cast their ballot in unusually high numbers, as the controversial Narendra Modi goes head...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    A slew of new economic data out of Friday signalled just how badly India’s economy is doing. Industrial production in the...

  34. April 8, 2014

    India election body clashes with Bengali leader

    Populist Bengali leader Mamata Banerjee has clashed with India’s powerful Election Commission over its order for the...

  35. April 8, 2014

    Modi personality cult dominates India election

    In India’s capital – Delhi, Narendra Modi is everywhere. His brooding face looms from billboards, bus-shelters, metro trains...

  36. April 7, 2014

    India election: Ruling Congress party faces poll drubbing

    India starts mammoth election process On the plains of Kurukshetra – the site of an epic Indian mythological battle – Naveen...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2014

    India elections: how will the Muslims vote?

    Rarely have Indian Muslims, who make up about 13 per cent of the country’s more than 1.2bn population, been as anxious about...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    India elections: The Economist's readers freak out

    The opinion polls suggest Narendra Modi is favourite to win the upcoming general election in India. Last year the Bharatiya...

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