Tracking what the youth expect the new government to deliver. Estimated at 40% of the total population, in this election youth opinion will matter a lot.

"searching" for the right leader

The estimated 50 million net users in the country, the bulk of whom belong to the younger age groups, are using search engines to look for those politicians we would expect them to.

No favourites: all politicians are the same

Punit Mukherjee is upset and anxious about the misfortunes that have befallen his family and couldn’t care less about politics--or voting. He says politicians milked the situation in Nandigram and Singur to gain mileage and have blocked avenues for people to realize the benefits of liberalization

Mint Election Coverage | A model Hindu in modern India

He comes from an ultra-conservative Hindu household that forbids anything Western. After a brief John Abraham-inspired stint in modelling, Rohit is going for a makeover: a new look, a new role model and--if he can help it--a new govt

Next wave of voluntarism?

When the young and restless population casts its vote, it will be interesting to see which members it will send to the next Parliament to recast the idea of Bihar for the nation

A model Hindu in modern India

He comes from an ultra-conservative Hindu household that forbids anything Western. After a brief John Abraham-inspired stint in modelling, Rohit is going for a makeover: a new look, a new role model and--if he can help it--a new govt

A prayer for India’s progress

N Vidya says her generation strives to be traditional yet modern in its outlook. She believes in the power of the legal profession to bring about social transformation and wants to be an independent, activist lawyer fighting for those who have suffered injustice and who don’t have access to legal aid

A three-dimensional plan

With small-town roots in the conservative heartland of Goa, Zenya Garcias, an animation student and a self-confessed atheist, dreams of being a part of a new wave of animators in India who will restore the industry to basics

Poll register

Of the 900 political parties registered with the Election Commission, some small, fringe parties stand out. Here are five that made us sit up and take note

The new political Indian

Urban-centric parties, 20-something party workers, management principles in campaign strategies -- a movement gathers in the periphery to redeem the meaning of Indian politics

It’s time to bite the ballot

On the cusp of adulthood, four first-time voters in Bangalore talk about who they will cast their votes for and why India needs leaders with steel and integrity

The boy who broke from tradition

He is representative of a generation of Indians who have benefited from an era of reforms, including the opening up of international trade and investment, deregulation of the economy and privatization

Politicians talk cyber, use tech to woo youth

With a whopping 35 million population turning adults this election year, they form a big voter base. Mint engrosses a few members of the community in a radio discussion to find out their political turn ons and turn offs

Last Minute Voting Checklist

As polling day draws closer, it’s time to check if you have everything you need to go excercise your democratic right

Whose money is being used for political campaigns?

The political campaigns of all the major candidates this Lok Sabha, seem to involve huge budgets - however the question is if tax payer money is being used for this purpose

Elections and Exams

The constant rescheduling of exams at universities scheduled to be used as polling stations has cast a shadow over possible participation in the Lok Sabha polls
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