Sitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a very strong electoral position viz-à-viz the opposition. Rahul Gandhi, leader of the storied Congress party, has not been able to inspire the same degree of confidence in voters as his predecessors. Photo: AFP
C. Uday Bhaskar
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C. Uday Bhaskar

A battle for plural, secular India as 900 million people gear up to vote

  • The principles of liberty and citizen equality that are enshrined in the constitution are being threatened by a strengthening movement of Hindu nationalism under Modi’s rule. Yet, where is the credible alternative?

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Sitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a very strong electoral position viz-à-viz the opposition. Rahul Gandhi, leader of the storied Congress party, has not been able to inspire the same degree of confidence in voters as his predecessors. Photo: AFP
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In November 2018, tens of thousands of farmers and labourers marched to Delhi, demanding better crop prices. Similarly, in March that year, protesting farmers from Maharashtra walked 160km to Mumbai. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
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Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Forget nuclear war with Pakistan. Here’s the real threat to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • As the world obsesses over the New Delhi-Islamabad showdown, the real ticking time bomb facing the Indian leader is best represented by the shrunken figure of widow Shantabai Teral

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In November 2018, tens of thousands of farmers and labourers marched to Delhi, demanding better crop prices. Similarly, in March that year, protesting farmers from Maharashtra walked 160km to Mumbai. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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