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'Pink Booths' in India Got More Women To Come Out To Vote

In the 'Crime Capital' of India, these "Nari Shakti" polling stations bridged a deep gender gap with an all-female staff and cops, teddy bears and roses.
Cheena Kapoor
5.16.19
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The Secrets Behind How Politicians Get the Masses to Attend Their Rallies

“Bottles are stacked up in big cartons, placed in vans, and then sent to areas frequented by drunkards.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.15.19
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Political Rallies in the Indian Heartland Are Often Just a Family’s Day Out

We tag along with an 80-member family to know why a collective show of support for their politician of choice is important.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.14.19
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This Bernie Sanders-Inspired Startup Is Funding Election Dreams of India’s Political Outsiders

Managing to raise Rs 7 million to fund student activist Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign, Our Democracy is quietly shaking up the world of political fundraising.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.7.19
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Why 2 Lakh Sex Workers Across 16 States Are Voting NOTA This Election

As the All India Network of Sex Workers presents its manifesto this election season, those on the ground reveal how it’s about time the system changed.
Pallavi Pundir
4.29.19
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Indian ‘Yogi’ Wins an Election in Japan

The first Indian ever to win an election in Japan decided to take up the cause after serving curry to locals affected in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Shamani Joshi
4.24.19
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Inside the Struggles of an African-Origin Community Living in India’s Forests to Keep Its Homes

“Maybe the worry is that one day, we’ll be as popular and powerful as Obama if we are given our rights to a piece of land.”
Archana Nathan
4.23.19
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'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
Archana Nathan
4.22.19
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Trans People in India Speak Up About Why They Are Unable to Vote This Election

"I earn my livelihood through begging and sex work. Who will give me an income certificate?"
Archana Nathan
4.16.19
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This Is What Young Muslim Voters Are Thinking About This Election

“I keep fearing something like the holocaust can happen here.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.12.19
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We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indian Election

“Will Indian elections be hacked?”
Pallavi Pundir
4.11.19
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These Law Students in Northern India Are Fighting For The Constitutional Right Of 4 Lakh Prisoners to Vote

“If one can contest for elections from within the prison, why can’t they vote too?"
Pallavi Pundir
4.2.19
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