The polls open next week on the epic five-week Indian Election 2014. (From left) Melbourne University's Dr Pradeep Taneja, Australia India Institute (AII) Director Amitabh Mattoo and eminent journalist and AII Fellow Nirupama Subramanian sum up the form of the candidates and the campaign.
Narendra Modi has never been part of India's cliquish political culture. But his BJP's aggressive, unwavering, focused strategy has capitalised on a dynasty's complacency and a nation's hopes. By Pradeep Taneja.
Voting begins in the epic 2014 Indian election tomorrow. In the first in a series profiling the character, history and expectations of the various regions as they get their turn to vote, Nirupama Subramanian visits the remote north-east.
Water and energy security are India's greatest challenges. Former Energy Minister Suresh Prabhu discusses the challenges and opportunities for the next Indian Government at a recent Australia India Institute event.
Despite the street protests over attacks on women in India in recent years, issues of violence, gender and women's representation have been largely lost in the election campaign, argues Swati Parashar.
When the ballot boxes finally close on 12 May, the horse-trading for power begins in earnest. Who are the regional and minor parties whose allegiences will shape the next Parliament? Grant Wyeth explores India's crowded political landscape.