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I felt I could do the unthinkable, i.e. vote BJP. Then just a week before polling date, the old Modi reappeared...
By Vinod Mehta
The Secret Diary of
What kind of adadhiyo (half shirt) does he wear now, tight over his 56-inch chest.
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Weekly cartoon by Sorit
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Ravi Singh quits Aleph and new books by Vaiju Naravane and Ranjit Hoskote
movie review
It may sor­ely try your patience, but it does make eminent sense too.
10 Questions
The director of the critically acclaimed Gandhi: My Father talks about his upcoming socio-political satire, Dekh Tamasha Dekh
OutlookGroup Magazines
cover story
Can Priyanka’s late burst of belligerence revive a spent Congress?
Winging It Rightward
Modi scapegoats Congress to push the larger Hindutva design
Suhas Palshikar
cover story
If The Family Loses This Hand...
Is India without Congress really such a good idea? And is it that easy to wish away the party?
Uttam Sengupta
‘The Congress Itself Is The Big Idea’
The French political scientist on what a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ forebodes for India.
Pranay Sharma Interviews Christophe Jaffrelot
A large number of candidates—85 per cent in 2009—lose their deposits. So what’s the attraction to contest?
uttar pradesh
More than being united against Modi, the Muslims in Moradabad, Bareilly, Rampur are divided over others
The former President speaks on the two-party system, election funding, and the shrill campaign
Many paradigm changes have been at work since the 1950s. They will mark their imprint on Elections 2014.
In Telangana’s first polls, the heart says KCR, the head Congress
This BJP candidate doesn’t want the Modi wave to propel her
With Azhagiri’s ouster, AIADMK men are having a free run
Sitting MP ‘Spectrum’ Raja still the man to beat in the hills
Web Exclusive: Interview
'Give Me The Evidence'
The former union telecom and communication minister, accused in the 2G multi-crore spectrum case, is optimistic of winning from the Nilgiris constituency in Tamil Nadu
Minu Ittyipe Interviews A. Raja
Tamil Nadu Diary
Is Jayalalitha making a pitch for prime minister this time? Take the party’s slogan ‘Tamil prathamar aagavendum...
mumbai ne
The indefatigable Medha Patkar dons the Aam Aadmi Party cap to channelise electoral politics towards the many causes she espouses
‘Everyone Needs Support, Not Just Slumdwellers’
The activist-politician on slum-dwellers and the contradictions in her party's stand on reservations
Outlook Interviews Medha Patkar
Mumbai’s Gujaratis back Modi; its Marathis dither over three options
In Dumka, Shibu Soren faces Babulal Marandi, and possible ruin
Elections were a media event then; now they’re just another bit of news
The Dev Anand-led party was a well-intentioned flop
For political success, music is the mantra that Bapppi Lahiri chants
The SC verdict has set transgenders ‘free’. It grants them a political role beyond symbolism.
Web Exclusive: Mainpuri
Mulayam's constituency gets uninterrupted power and water when the SP is in power, while Mayawati’s regime deprives it of electricity for hours each day.
Web Exclusive: Interview
The senior BJP leader refused to discuss anything specifically about Kanpur
Web Exclusive: Interview
NCP leader and Sharad Pawar's daughter on the prospects and challenges for her party
The Modi hype is relentless. But some of our institutions of democracy are still fragile for us to risk a firebrand leader.
This Q and A book allows Waheeda Rehman to show her personas—as actress, star, Everywoman, luminous beauty
Sathya Saran on Conversations With Waheeda Rehman By Nasreen Munni Kabir
Written like a ready reckoner of issues that should have mattered and set the agenda for this election
Lopa Ghosh on 100 Things To Know And Debate Before You Vote By Hindol Sengupta
state snippets
Maharashtra and Mumbai figures clocked a 10% increase from 2009...
Prachi Pinglay-Plumber | Thu Apr 24, 2014
Photo Feature
Celebs who made it a point to cast their votes as Mumbai went to polls.
Thu Apr 24, 2014
Lok Sabha 2014
Our bicycle diarist on the electoral prospects of ‘Rahul Gandhi’ of Rajasthan: the CM's son, Dushyant Singh
Gaurav Jain | Thu Apr 24, 2014
When the mightiest are being bought over, lured, seduced, or silenced, we salute you for your courage and moral clarity in asking your students to choose wisely
NOMOre Campaign | Thu Apr 24, 2014
From The Blogs
The AAP chief received a total of 261,114 “yes” votes from readers, while the #2, BJP's PM candidate had 166,260 voting "no" as against 164,572 voting "yes" for him
Buzz | Wed Apr 23, 2014
From The Wires
'The prospect of an alliance of corporate capital and communal forces coming to power constitutes a real threat to the future of our secular democracy,' wrote Dr. Frazer Mascarenhas S.J
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Tamil Nadu
No one plays hardball the way the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister does. The queen, as they say, can move in any direction.
Minu Ittyipe | Wed Apr 23, 2014
From The Blogs
The ABP interview. On the Muslim community: 'I understand only one language that they are Indians and are my brothers.'
Buzz | Tue Apr 22, 2014
From The Wires
AAP leader's comments stirs up a row as she says Muslims "are not communal and do not vote for themselves"
Tue Apr 22, 2014
From The Wires
"There has been a political attack on my family. They have used my husband for political attack.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
One of India's more vocal Parliamentarians on quitting electoral politics and the upcoming polls
Dola Mitra | Tue Apr 22, 2014
From The Blogs
The documentary film-maker joins issue with the former Censor Board chief, accusing him of 'lying, distorting and falsifying facts'
Buzz | Mon Apr 21, 2014
From The Wires
A five-member committee of the Satrol khap panchayat in Narnid village of Hisar district has taken a historical decision amending more than 600-year-old norms
Mon Apr 21, 2014
From The Blogs
What Praveen Togadia said about Muslims in Bhavnagar on Saturday, April 19
Buzz | Mon Apr 21, 2014
The Campaign Diary
Is Captain Amarinder Singh trying to prejudge the guilt of a person who is perceived to be involved in the riots?
Arun Jaitley | Mon Apr 21, 2014
From the Archives
Ten years back, our then columnist, now an AAP candidate from Ernakulam, had asked: if it had to be a Nehru-Gandhi, why Rahul and not Priyanka?
Anita Pratap | Fri Apr 18, 2014
The ongoing election season that has India and Indonesia heading to the polls invites unavoidable comparisons
Pallavi Aiyar | Fri Apr 18, 2014
View From Israel
Oslo is dead, we are told. It actually died at birth. And by extension, this will be the lot of every peace agreement in the future...
Uri Avnery | Fri Apr 18, 2014

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