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India’s election ploys

With the 18th Lok Sabha elections in India in full swing, the country’s political parties have relied on rigorous campaigning to expand their voter bank. Prior to the last Lok…

Another February general election

Throughout my life, I have sought to avoid dignifying the indefensible. Attacks on the families of public figures are broadly in this domain – though there can be legitimate exceptions.…

Christians in India fearful as election looms

Church walls crumble in India’s Kandhamal district, where brutal attacks on Christians 16 years ago means many survivors still worry about their minority’s place in a Hindu-majority nation. With India’s…

Economy on a knife-edge after election

With ballot-box rigging, arbitrary arrests, politicization of the judiciary, media censorship, and endless internet blackouts, democracy has become a distant memory in Pakistan. The elections held on February 8, after…

Who will win the 2024 elections?

It is not easy to predict the results of an election in Pakistan. Many factors including popular support, electables and influential families, money, and blessings of the powers that be…

The saga of elections

Elections are just round the corner. The famous English proverb says that “There is many a slip between the cup and the lip” but in this case all slippery obstacles…