Your formguide to the figures whose fortunes in the next few weeks of voting will determine India's next government. By University of Melbourne Public Policy Fellow Nicholas Reece and Souresh Roy of the Australia India Institute.
Narendra Modi continues to enlist masterful media strategies to keep the spotlight just where he wants it - on him. Ashok Malik continues his phase-by-phase analysis of the Indian election as the final count looms.
For the determined vote rigger, new technology is no barrier to old-fashioned ballot-box skulduggery. This election, Indian officials are trying to stay a step ahead with a radical technology - the paper trail. Vanessa Teague