Long before the war in Ukraine, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided that international card networks could be used as instruments of statecraft - and that he should channel the rising economic power of his country's 1.4 billion people.
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, 71, decided to savour the victory in four of five states by launching the BJP's election campaign in Gujarat. Modi is on a two-day visit to hishome turf which will vote towards the end of this year.
Rahul Gandhi is a poor politician, an erratic communicator, doesn't understand realpolitik and is insecure about young leaders in the party who could probably do a better job of leading it.
Kejriwal is now a veteran and calculating politician who has weathered many storms, has wisened up enough to know that every state is different and needs different strategies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party has cemented its grip on national politics with its excellent showing in state elections, particularly in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. The BJP's stranglehold on power in New Delhi
Akhilesh is nipping at the heels of the Modi-BJP. The BJP will not make things easy for him. UP will have to be ready for daily political battles over the next two years.
Rahul Gandhi, former Congress President, and sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, have ensured that they are a dream Opposition for the BJP.
Rather than the colossal collapse of the Congress, the bigger story of the elections undoubtedly is the massive mandate for the BJP and its taking of four of five states.
An IIT-educated engineer versus a saffron-clad monk: can Indian politics get a more unlikely yet fascinating contest?
The grim likelihood is that for tens of millions of our children, the theft is likely to be permanent - and all we are likely to be able to offer them are free rations and cheap data.
On March 8 this year, hundreds of millions of women across the world will celebrate the day not having been able to do so for the last two years because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
Nobody knows how Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine will end, but most scenarios range from bad to worse. To grasp them, start by considering what is indubitably the world's most notorious rat.
It's a fairly desperate situation now across Ukraine. After trying for several weeks, I was finally able to cross over into the war-hit country today.
The Russian people are paying heavily for one man's sense of grievance.
All eyes are on the conventional war unfolding in Ukraine. But a very different kind of conflict looms over the conflict. Before invading, Putin staged nuclear weapons drills around Russia's border with Ukraine.