Activists under Jharkhand Janadhikar Mahasabha highlight issues that should make a buzz before the Lok Sabha elections
Simply put: Polls 2019
Solar lanterns to light up all polling booths in Odisha’s Kendrapara
One in five voters in Odisha are tribals. But do they get their due?
Assam schoolchildren draw up agenda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
About 500 girls from Assam, aged 14-19, have produced a 'Children’s Agenda' focusing on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and …
On the cards in Kerala: A clean, green Lok Sabha polls
Kerala Suchitwa Mission Executive Director R Ajay Kr Verma says mass involvement most crucial
How much politics is too much politics for civil society
Should non-profits contest elections? Should they be identified with parties?
From South India to Trump’s election: the happy marriage of stardom and politics
The 3 star CMs of South India had poor human rights record, but populist measures, often with more symbolic value than economic
General Elections 2019: Whose voice and which issues matter
Agrarian distress, the women electorate and new voters will be crucial to the Lok Sabha polls
Simply Put: Election issues
India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology
WhatsApp has already been used to misinform voters in elections and spread damaging 'fake news' that has led to serious violence
On average Lok Sabha members represent most number of people in the world
10 facts about Parliamentary elections
First-time voters: A narrative about to change
Over 52 million children have come of age and would cast vote for the first time. But they have been victims of malnutrition, injustice and …
BJD says 33% of its Lok Sabha candidates will be women
A third of the candidates from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be women, party chief and Odisha Chief Minister …
6 reasons why India has failed to solve the riddle of agriculture marketing
A parliamentary panel report recently submitted in the Lok Sabha has outlined the reasons
Polls in view, Cabinet approves 10% job quota for ‘economically weaker’ upper castes
The move is being seen as a step to consolidate the upper caste votes before the country goes for Lok Sabha polls in a few months from now
Is 100% electrification another myth before polls?
As with most govt schemes, real efficacy of Saubhagya scheme remains unclear & there is reason to question if the real goal of power …
Will 2019 Lok Sabha elections be fought over the agrarian crisis?
Agrarian distress has started to manifest in the election results. The first signs were visible in the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat, where …
It will take 55 years to have one-third women representatives in Parliament
Despite women voting in record numbers, Parliament didn’t enact the Women’s Reservation Bill that promised to keep aside a third of …
Are political parties looking at women differently?
In India, perhaps for the first time, election manifestoes have been made keeping women in mind. The upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh and …
Do public protests decide election results?
Research gives a mixed verdict but given India’s socio-economic reality, protests do impact election results
78% MPs yet to identify villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
With just nine months to go, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, a scheme that is low on priority of the Lok Sabha and Rajya MPs, is way off the target …
Allocation for food processing doubled but previous funds remain unused
The food processing ministry had spent only Rs 199 crore of the Rs 311 crore allocated under a mega food park scheme, according to a 2016 Lok …
Is there an election angle to leather industry boost?
Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, hubs of the leather industry are also up for election this month
In India, bicycles are acknowledged as a main tool for guranting enrolment in school in rural areas, especially for a girl child. It is a symbol …