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Indian Elections 2014

HuffPost's International Editors Select The Biggest News Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale & Talia Lavin | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

From the Ebola crisis, to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the brutal beheadings in Syria by members of the Islamic State, 2014 was a remarkable ...

The Enigmatic Legacy of Manmohan Singh

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

A closer examination of Singh's record reveals a combination of both profound failure and accomplishment. Far from being settled, Singh's legacy is likely to remain the subject of vigorous debate for years to come.

Why Narendra Modi's Election as India's Prime Minister Brings Hope

Parth Parihar | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Parth Parihar

The Indian people have voted for hope and credible change for very good reason. It's too early to burst the Modi bubble just yet.

Indian Election Circus: Will Regional Players be the new Ringleaders?

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

A deeply-layered and multi-dimensional exercise, the ongoing polls in India are being fought on a wide spectrum of factors: socio-economic development; caste, religious and linguistic diversity and individual personalities of leaders.

Indian Democracy: Maturing But Flawed

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Indians are caught between a rock and hard place. On one hand they want the government to reignite India's economic growth. And yet the party with the most pro-business credential is also cloaked in anti-modern social views that will further disadvantage India's struggling minorities and women.

India: Frightening Questions, Terrifying Answers

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The rhetoric of this election and the concomitant actions of extremist political players point to the emergence of a less tolerant India. Does change in governance have to mean the exclusion from the social compact of those whose beliefs do not resonate with those of a shrill and increasingly violent majority?

Dance of Democracy

Anil Dharker | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Anil Dharker

It has been described by one newspaper as the "dance of democracy," and by another as "Mahabharata," after the Indian epic that tells the story of an ancient war between two warring dynasties. Whatever you might call it -- Hillary Clinton called it "the global gold standard" -- India's elections are here.

The Muslim Factor

Rana Ayyub | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Rana Ayyub

With most opinion polls in the country projecting the BJP way ahead of the Congress, the conservative party is in no mood to have any factor stall its victory at the last minute.