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Is Modi capable of governing India?

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 3:05PM UTC 1 Comment Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Set aside the debate about Narendra Modi and his accountability for the 2002 Godhra riots and focus on the more immediate issue of whether he is capable of being a competent prime minister....

India elections 2014: Why I voted for Narendra Modi

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:15AM UTC 4 Comments India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Nagaon, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday. Pic: AP.

Living in Gurgaon, Haryana, I voted for Narendra Modi a couple of weeks back. I am no diehard BJP supporter or Modi fan, ideologue, Hindutva advocate or Pracharak. But, I do weigh my vote carefully every five years. I usually look at two aspects — one nationalistic, the other selfish...

The rise of Narendra Modi and the end of Brahmin supremacy

By Sat, Mar 29, 2014 5:37AM UTC Comments Off Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Does the decline and the impending collapse of the Congress Party fortunes, which coincide with Narendra Modi’s gate-crashing on to the national stage, signal the end of Brahmin supremacy of India? If the answer is yes, it would amount to a tectonic shift in Indian political sociology. Since the country’s independence from the British, the...

India: Modi to contest election from Hindu holy city

By Mon, Mar 17, 2014 1:23PM UTC Comments Off Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The main opposition candidate for Indian prime minister will contest next month's elections from a revered Hindu holy city, a decision analysts say is a sign of his commitment to Hindu nationalism. ...

India election 2014: Poll puts BJP way out in front

By Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:41AM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and BJP leader Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Hindu nationalist opposition party is leading the incumbent Congress party in the run-up to this year's national elections in the world's biggest democracy, a poll released Wednesday says....

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