"The appointment of Yogi Adityanath is, in a way, making UP the next laboratory after Gujarat. "
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: “If it comes to that, we will also get our learned people, people concerned with the matter and try and do the needful. But any decision cannot be ek-tarafa or one-sided.”
In the UP election campaign, all the things usually used to signal ‘vikas’ — welfare schemes, laptops, housing, jobs — were directly connected with Hindutva
How Modi and the new BJP is to be fought will preoccupy most of the non-BJP opposition parties.
Syed Shahabuddin looked for spades, and upon finding them, called them that.
As the PM invoked graveyards and shamshans, there was a sense of the BJP using a theme thought to have been put on the back-burner after securing New Delhi in 2014.
The allusion to “our women” was widely interpreted as an indirect reference to inter-community and inter-caste marriages.
It is the story of many migrants here — economic slowdown, has brought them back home because they cannot afford their upkeep in cities.
Most migrant workers The Indian Express spoke to across this region seem not to expect UP to miraculously yield jobs.
She reached out to farmers, saying she would waive farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh.
Its core base weaned away in 2014, its Muslim push upended by SP-Cong alliance, BSP looks to regain one section and win over the other
Though 1963 saw the nascent beginnings of opposition to Nehru, it was in 1967 that a sharper, decisive blow was delivered to the Congress as it lost power in some major states, including Tamil Nadu and Bengal.
Many papers are giving indications that Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party could prove to be the dark horse
Akhilesh Yadav has tried to shake off baggage of ‘goonda raj’ reputation and caste constraints, yet sought to hold on to party’s original support base.
The son of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh has been criss-crossing western Uttar Pradesh, and has almost simultaneously effected a generational change in his party.
On campaign in western UP, Chief Minister talks about SP's new brand and Congress alliance.
It is something beyond the numbers that has brought together two parties with one of the most uneasy relationships in North India’s history.
The mood is taciturn, floating voters prefer silence.
Village Chuharpur has 1,100 voters, mostly Muslims, mainly farmers and others engaged in odd jobs around farm activity. Here, the SP is being looked at with renewed interest.
In 2008, elections to three northeastern states were very close to the presentation of the budget, but at the time no one made it an issue.
Justice J S Verma’s daughter Shubhra Verma recalls how he regretted his 1995 judgment being twisted.
The last time Gandhi spoke out against the PM — on his return from a 56-day break in 2015 — the three words, “suit-boot ki sarkar”.
All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Uzma Naheed asked whether only Muslims and their personal laws are to be commented upon.
At a rally in UP on October 24, PM Narendra Modi had said “lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq”.
My efforts are better spent in trying to do things for Harvard University and Trinity College Cambridge, where I can make a difference, Amartya Sen said.
On the government’s demonetisation move, Prof Amartya Sen, in an email interview to The Indian Express says: “Only an authoritarian government can calmly cause such misery to the people."
Hindutva was a clear political project in the way political Islam was or is.
Their study revealed that where significant rural-urban gaps exist, divorce and separation rates were higher in rural than in urban areas -- for example, states such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
The tug-of-war going on in the SP party for long may have been intensified because of Amar Singh or the pretext of Amar Singh’s presence might have been used to make it public.
We are all stakeholders in its ability to speak, sing and dance
"We oppose the idea of triple talaq. This is not in keeping with the Quran and hadees ," said Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi.
Elections are the only time the poor are centrestage, when they are heard
The first among the many to have returned their awards a year ago, Hindi writer Uday Prakash looks back at his decision that sparked a movement, and what’s changed since.
A clinical evaluation of what the 2016 version of nationalism could do to India, with a distorted and selective idea of the past
Kalburgi, Pansare and Dabholkar melded modern sensibilities with tradition.
Scholars have written copiously on the foolishness of discounting the role that myths play in understanding life and society, and the value of fiction, stories and tales passed on.