Arvind Kejriwal has managed to make it Narendra Modi vs him, writes Captain Gopinath.
She will find it's easier to add "a" to end of her name than "PM" after it.
If Modi manages to overcome these challenges, he will make UP and Bihar central to national politics after a decade.
What does "Hindutva" mean? It does not mean "Hinduism" as a religion - for Savarkar was, after all, an avowed atheist.
The General Elections of 2014 signify a "youthquake", with an average of nearly 90,000 first-time voters in each constituency, as per the latest data released by the Election Commission.
Manmohan Singh will go down in history as the third longest serving Prime Minister of India since Independence. He has already started looking for alternative accommodation in Delhi which means that he has no wish to continue in that post beyond May 2014.
How does Modi see China? Lazy analysis is best avoided. Till a few months ago, there was the claim that Modi would reach out to China to snub America, which infamously revoked his visa in 2005 and declared him persona non grata.
In a sense, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) is the 'cabinet within the cabinet'. Revived by the UPA government in 2004 - the NDA had preferred the Cabinet Committee on Security as its brains trust - the CCPA is located at the intersection of governance and politics.
He is not in politics to please the scholar and the historian. He is an ideological trailblazer, seeking to win popular affection.
Born in India, Ashutosh Varshney is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University, where he also directs the India Initiative. Previously, he taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
It was a rare privilege to hear Rahul Gandhi speak during a television interview yesterday. I call it a privilege, given his darshan is rather hard to get even for his own party men, and even in Parliament - his attendance record is an abysmal 42%
Obama made world-renowned his election slogan, "Yes, we can". With a hundred days yet to go for our own elections, we must learn to say, "No, we won't" to the Modi challenge.
After speech, Congress appears rejuvenated, writes Mani Shankar Aiyar
At what was being seen as his valedictory press conference on Friday, Dr Manmohan Singh not only said the wrong things on key issues but failed to articulate a single positive reason why people should vote for the Congress when elections are held a few months from now.
The results of the 2013 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are out but those looking for clear pointers towards how the next General Election will play out are likely to be left scratching their heads.