If social media is a rage, how can political parties be far behind? And when it's election time, propaganda rules the roost. Facebook ran all the way to the bank through paid advertisements from BJP and Congress
It's not just in India, women in politics across the world face nightmares on the ground and are easily victimsed on social media. From communal digs to morphed images, women leaders like Sushma Swaraj and NT Rama Rao's wife have not been spared
According to a report by CMS, political parties, candidates and the EC spent between Rs 55,000 and Rs 60,000 crore during the polls, taking the average expenditure per constituency to over Rs 100 crore.
Anupam Barve is one of the three film-makers who have banded together to create a series of eight short films which tackle different curiosities stemming from sex. He tells Outlook that documentaries on subjects tend to get didactic while the youth prefers storytelling.
Analysis of the election results shows that the Congress party could have scored a win in as many as 34 more seats in the two heartland states, had it fought the elections in alliance with Mayawati's BSP.