Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

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Violence flares in India as election race heats up

On Wednesday this week, almost two hours after India’s official election body announced the details of a nine-phase mammoth general election to elect 543 lawmakers to begin on April 7,...

India readies for the biggest election on earth

In less than eight weeks, India will be in the middle of a boisterous election campaign. In another few weeks – by the end of May, India will have a...

India: Tejpal rape allegations bring Tehelka to its knees

Journalists and analysts in India often commented that economic liberalisation, ushered in in the early 1990s when present Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, was finance minister, brought about a fundamental change...

India: Rivals turn up heat on Modi with snooping revelations

Traditionally in India, private lives of political leaders have never entered the public domain. However, from the years immediately after independence, information about private lives – especially related to affairs...

India’s ‘Third Front’ shakes up political landscape

By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay In the run up to the parliamentary polls in India, almost all political parties have embarked on an early campaign. This is being nosedived into the rounds...