Safety and electricity could tilt Gurugram polls
Shalini Singh • Gurugram, Haryana

Safety and electricity could tilt Gurugram polls

Nayagaon, an 'urban village' in Haryana's Gurugram district, is a stark contrast to the malls and offices of the 'millennium city'. Its residents want their infrastructure needs to be met after they vote on May 12

May 10, 2019 | Shalini Singh

Young women, old hopes in Bhuj ballots
Namita Waikar • Kachchh, Gujarat

Young women, old hopes in Bhuj ballots

In Bhuj city and nearby villages of Kachchh district in Gujarat, young women and others speak of their hopes and doubts about elections, and why some of them won’t vote today, April 23, in the Lok Sabha polls

April 23, 2019 | Namita Waikar
Adivasis vote against liquor vends in Nilgiris
Vishaka George • The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

Adivasis vote against liquor vends in Nilgiris

In Gudalur block, women say alcohol abuse and state-run liquor shops are destroying their homes. No candidate seems concerned, but the women hope this will change after the polls there today

April 18, 2019 | Vishaka George

Sterlite rules over Rafale in Thoothukudi polls
Kavitha Muralidharan • Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu

Sterlite rules over Rafale in Thoothukudi polls

In Tamil Nadu's Kumareddiahpuram village – the polling here is on April 18 – memories of the May 22, 2018, police firing that killed 14 anti-Sterlite Copper plant protesters dominate voters’ minds

April 17, 2019 | Kavitha Muralidharan
Hoping for Swachh work after Tumkur polls
Vishaka George • Tumkur, Karnataka

Hoping for Swachh work after Tumkur polls

Tumkur district has the highest number of manual scavengers in Karnataka. Many of them say they don't have much faith in their political leaders but will vote on April 18 hoping for a better deal

April 15, 2019 | Vishaka George
Fear and factions in Anantapur polls
Rahul M. • Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Fear and factions in Anantapur polls

Across much of Andhra Pradesh’s Rayalaseema region, factional affiliations rather than issues drive the elections. People of the state vote today in both Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls

April 11, 2019 | Rahul M.

Himalayan poll issue: my way not the highway
Arpita Chakrabarty • Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Himalayan poll issue: my way not the highway

People in high-altitude villages of Uttarakhand, who walk miles across mule routes on steep mountains, ask which political party will complete the long-pending road here if they vote it into power on April 11

April 9, 2019 | Arpita Chakrabarty

Yavatmal farm widow in ballot battle
Jaideep Hardikar • Yavatmal, Maharashtra

Yavatmal farm widow in ballot battle

Vaishali Yede, a farm labourer and anganwadi worker, whose husband committed suicide in 2011, is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from eastern Maharashtra against political heavyweights

April 5, 2019 | Jaideep Hardikar

Tembhare village talks about voting
Jyoti Shinoli • Thane, Maharashtra

Tembhare village talks about voting

Away from the din of TV debates and party scorecards, people in Maharashtra’s rural Thane district wonder which candidate will address their concerns – healthcare, roads, schools, loan waivers, jobs – and more

April 3, 2019 | Jyoti Shinoli
Speaking tree suggests Chandrapur poll result
Jaideep Hardikar • Chandrapur, Maharashtra

Speaking tree suggests Chandrapur poll result

After a coal mine decimated land and livelihoods in Baranj Mokasa and other villages in eastern Maharashtra, the BJP MP, people say, did not ensure fair compensation, so they will vote him out on April 11



April 1, 2019 | Jaideep Hardikar