Indian politics

6:45am

Wed May 7, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/7/2014

The Road to Amethi

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi
Sandip Roy

Amethi is the pocket borough of India’s most powerful family, the Gandhi's. Usually, the political top bosses get a pass in the elections. The opposition rarely puts up strong candidates against them in their home. Sort of parliamentary etiquette. This time it’s different.

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2:07pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/9/14

Indian politicians forced out of the closet!

A queer thing is happening in India. India is going to the polls with the usual fanfare of the world’s largest democratic experiment. But this is an election with a difference.

For the first time ever gay issues are part of the election debate.

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6:45am

Wed December 11, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/11

The Sound and Fury...

Aam Aadmi Candidate
Sandip Roy

India is always noisy but being in Delhi in the middle of an election campaigns means it’s just noisier. Waaay noisier. For two weeks all I have heard is election noise... 

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