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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Opinion

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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Shrikanth Porwal is a sweet seller, occasional poet and BJP supporter from the historic city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Ankit Prakash
Karim Raslan
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Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

In India, Kumbh Mela is a sweet treat for Allahabadis – and Modi’s BJP

  • The state of Uttar Pradesh is a political battleground ahead of the upcoming polls, with the BJP investing in infrastructure and religious pomp
  • But is this enough to see the ruling party maintain the gains it made in 2014, as local coalitions seek to energise grass roots voters?

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Shrikanth Porwal is a sweet seller, occasional poet and BJP supporter from the historic city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Ankit Prakash
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