What is the fate of a joint family in the Madangir area of Varanasi, when one member is discovered to have become a terrorist and killed soon after?
Exclusive excerpt from Saba Naqvi's book 'Shades of Saffron: From Vajpayee to Modi'
Nitish Kumar, the man once seen as a potential Third Front's Prime Minister remains a Chief Minister - and is at a historic low in his career. As the country heads towards the 2019 general election, the BJP is not inclined to give him too many seats in Bihar, arguing that arguing that he is not a vote-catcher anymore.
There is something deeply disturbing about the manner in which sections of television media have projected the events that incited clashes between Dalits and Marathas in Maharashtra.
In the early leg of the Gujarat campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi played with a fairly straight bat and spoke of vikas, the wonders of Narmada Ma, roads, electricity, increased crop production and himself. But as the election enters its last leg, a familiar actor has entered the poll rhetoric: Pakistan.
There is therefore an overall mood of economic disenchantment that can only be countered by the persona of Narendra Modi. But then, he is no longer the Chief Minister, and the man holding that post, Vijay Rupani, does not register as a leader in the state. Therefore, questions remain about how effectively the energetic Modi campaign can shore up the fort in the last l...
No question that Modi remains the most extra-ordinary figure in Indian politics, a man who made it on his own terms. The BJP's internal assessment is that there is a breach in the Patel votes but they expect other social groups to compensate for a loss of Patel votes.