Analysis

With the marathon vote building to a crescendo on May 12, some heavy-weight contests are in play in ballot boxes today, the third last voting phase. Ashok Malik surveys the prospects.

New Indian PM Narendra Modi's decision to invite the neighbours to his swearing-in ceremony was unprecedented and, hopefully, will play out as more than a symbolic gesture. By Mosiqi Acharya. Images: Getty

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

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.

An Australian TV journalist working in New Dehli provides an insight into the difficulties providing comprehnsive coverage of the sprawling Indian elections. [Video]

India's new political leadership has been unveiled. Read Mosiqi Acharya's formguide to who's who in Modi's inner circle. 

Image: Getty

Is the new Aam Aadmi Party — or "common man's party" — Middle Class Radicalism or India’s New Political Zeitgeist?
Amitabh Mattoo

In the second of her election phases series, Nirupama Subramanian reports on the North-East, with 2.7 million voters heading to the polls over four states and six constituencies.

Regardless of his party's final vote, Arvind Kejriwal has transformed India's political landscape. Mosiqi Acharya profiles the man whose anti-corruption zeal struck a nerve and triggered a movement.

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