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India's election will take place at the intersection of two inexorable trends — urbanisation and 'youthification'.

Ashok Malik

Tomorrow is the crucial fifth phase of voting, the biggest day of the nine-phase, five-week elections schedule. Souresh Roy profiles the seats and tussles to watch. Photo: Rajasthani farmer/Flickr: Shreyans Bhansali

The impact of social media on the elections.

Nirupama Subramanian 

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's pitch to voters: "I am ready to fight against the richest, the most powerful, and the most corrupt in this country. I will fight, but I will not fight alone, we will all fight together."

Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Nicholas Reece and Nirupama Subramanian go through the key features of the election in this Election Watch primer presentation.  

Energised by a new leader with a formidable mandate, India is about to stir. Australia must reach out to capitalise on the moment, argues Amitabh Mattoo.

The sheer scale of this exercise in democracy is mind-boggling.
Pradeep Taneja

Despite the sensitivities of the powderkeg region, foreign policy rarely factors in the domestic rhetoric of Indian political campaigns. Nirupama Subramanian explores cross-border relationships. 

Image: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, with Mahatma Gandhi, Bombay, 1944.

A waiter serves up a meal, and an unhappy diner dishes out on the rising cost of living. 'Enough now - we shall deal with it ourselves.'

Journalist and recognised Modi watcher Prakash Nanda forecasts what foreign policy changes are likely under a BJP-led Government. [video]

India's engagement with its neighbours and the wider world has been neglected for too long. Amitabh Mattoo outlines an agenda for the next government.

In the wake of the ruling Congress Party's near annihilation in the polls, the question is on many lips. Is this the end for the Gandhi family and its epic political legacy? By Mosiqi Acharya 

India's general election promises to be louder, bigger and more colorful than the Mardi Gras, the Carnival and La Tomatina put together.
Amitabh Mattoo

On the looming fifth day of India's epic vote the destinies of two celebrity candidates will be decided. Ashok Malik contemplates what their real-life stories reveal of the political landscape.  

'We are the young - why should our attitude be old?' INC's pitch to the massive youth constituency.' (With English translation.)

 

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