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

 

What is remarkable about the final phase of the Indian election is that the dominant Congress Party is scarcely in contention, writes Ashok Malik.

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.

 

Dr Swati Parashar reviews the recent Indian elections and gives her thoughts on how issues of gender equality were handled.

Bollywood actress-turned model Meghna Patel has staged a nude photo shoot in support of BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.

With the marathon 6-week vote now in the home stretch, get up to speed with the politics, the players, and the pretenders in the 2014 Indian election. A primer by Amitabh Mattoo and Nicholas Reece.

With so many contenders for so many votes and so many seats, polling in India has historically been a hit and miss affair. But the science of Indian psephology is evolving. Ashok Malik

The violent masculinity and lack of civility in this campaign have shattered any illusions of a changing public discourse about women's rights in India, says  Swati Parashar.

 

As India prepares for the world's biggest election, Nirupama Subramanian spoke with ABC Radio National Drive on the logistics of the poll.

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

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

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.

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When the hoopla of India's epic exercise of democracy settles, the winner will face a formidable task in reviving the nation's economy from the doldrums.

TCA Srinivasa Raghavan lays out the problems, identifies the solutions, and contemplates the hurdles.

Indians love their movie stars, and political parties love the votes they deliver. But it is a most tempetuous love story, as Mosiqi Acharya explains. 

From the streets of Delhi to the backwaters of Kerala, phase three of the election will take in more than 100 million people writes Nirupama Subramanian.

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