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India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

The rise of Narendra Modi and the end of Brahmin supremacy

By Sat, Mar 29, 2014 5:37AM UTC Comments Off India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader 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 India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader 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....

India readies for the biggest election on earth

By Mon, Feb 24, 2014 2:11PM UTC Comments Off India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

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 new government. In a land of serial elections that take place over a number of weeks, the impending parliamentary election is truly big one....

India gears up for general elections

By Mon, Feb 17, 2014 1:29PM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and BJP leader Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

India is gearing up for its forthcoming general election. Indians usually make their vote count. Political players are on overdrive to influence the electorate. Prime ministerial candidate and Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi’s sponsored page ceaselessly appears on the sidebar of my Facebook page, though my attention was recently diverted by everybody else’s, including my own Facebook movie....

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