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May 20, 2014

The 69% issue: Will Modi stand for those who didn’t vote him?

Just because only 31percent voted for Modi, does not mean his election is somehow tainted and illegitimate. But there is a different lesson to be drawn from the 69 percent who chose not to vote for him. #69 percent #BJP #BJP vote-share in 2014 Elections #Election results 2014 #Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 #Modi #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Results 2014 #vote share

May 19, 2014

Varanasi Flashback: Noisy election drowns in river older than democracy

This is an audio portayal - a soundscape of Varanasi if you will, that maps how the sounds of India's most important election reached a crescendo and then died down. #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Elections 2014 #FP Audio #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Varanasi

May 16, 2014

Why Mamata’s thumping victory comes with big headaches

That’s correct. As the dust of Lok Sabha 2014 settles Mamata is well and truly the tigress of Bengal. But when she looks down she finds she’s actually riding a tiger. #BJP #CPM #Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mamata Banerjee #PoliticsDecoder #Trinamool #West Bengal

May 16, 2014

Grinning at the Congress’ funeral: It is time for Rahul, Sonia to resign

Actually the best thing that could have happened to the Congress today was for Rahul Gandhi to have not just gotten a scare in Amethi but to have lost that seat. #Congress #Congress loss #Family #grand old party #InMyOpinion #Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

May 16, 2014

Decoding election results 2014: Narendra Modi was always, already PM

But did Modi oversell himself during the campaign? Has he become a mythic figure? Will he be able to live up to the promises he made? #FP Audio #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Modi 3D #Narendra Modi #Varanasi

May 15, 2014

Guess who’s not coming to dinner: Leave poor Rahul alone

To get so much flak for skipping a Delhi dinner is just so petty. Rahul Gandhi just did not show up. It’s not like he ripped the dinner invitation to shreds at the Delhi Press Club and called it “nonsense”. #Congress #Farewell dinner #InMyOpinion #Manmohan Singh #Manmohan Singh's farewell dinner #Omar Abdullah #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

May 15, 2014

Goongi gudiya vs asli mard: The mardangi politics of Modi, MMS

As Dr. Manmohan SIngh leaves office, it's time to say goodbye to a certain kind of masculinity as well - a model that has served almost ever PM until now. Modi represents a new kind of sheriff with a different kind of swagger in Delhi. #BJP #chhapan nu chhati #Manmohan Singh #masculinity #Narendra Modi #NDA #PoliticalPlay #Prime Minister #Varanasi

May 15, 2014

Taking down Arvind Kejriwal: Congress’s real Varanasi strategy

The Varanasi fight was meant to be the big showdown between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal. But on election day Ajay Rai, the Congress candidate, suddenly changed the arithmetic. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Ajay Rai #Arvind Kejriwal #Congress #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Varanasi

May 13, 2014

Zero to hero: What BJP’s history can teach Aam Aadmi Party

The prospects, alas for AAP, do not seem to be panning out so well. But does that mean AAP should jump off a cliff now? Not at all. It’s a party that still enjoys enormous goodwill. #2014 Exit Polls #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Amethi #Arvind Kejriwal #Exit polls #Exit polls 2014 #Kejriwal #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Modi #Narendra Modi #Varanasi

May 12, 2014

Elections 2014: 5 questions buzzing in Varanasi as polls open

This is really an election about the man who wants to be the next Prime Minister of India. And the man who wants to stop him. Varanasi is just the picturesque and potently symbolic launching pad. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Bharatiya Janata Party #BJP #Congress #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Uttar Pradesh #Varanasi