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From Chaiwala to Chowkidar: Modi's Election Campaigns Online and Offline

In the 2019 Indian general election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi countered corruption charges made by the Indian National Congress's (INC) Rahul Gandhi through the Chowkidar campaign. The author analyses how Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were successfully able to employ the Chowkidar slogan on social media and integrate it with their offline campaign. The Chowkidar campaign and use of social media, the author argues, are a part of Modi’s populist playbook, noting the similarities the most recent campaign has with the BJP’s Chaiwala campaign in the 2014 general election.

Is the Cricket World Cup a 'Global' Competition?

The 2019 cricket World Cup has fewer teams participating in it than in the last three World Cups, which questions the International Cricket Council's (ICC) plans to expand the sport's footprint. If cricket is to be a truly global sport, it must aspire for a place in international sporting competitions.

How the Ranji Trophy Exemplifies India's Unfulfilled Statehood Ambitions

The continued existence of Vidarbha and Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy is not only a reminder of cricket’s rich and complex past in India, but also of dissolved territorial units and unfulfilled statehood ambitions.

How Courts Deal in Practice with Hinduism

Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courtsof Law edited by Daniela Berti, Gilles Tarabout andRaphael Voix, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016;pp 358, ` 1,095.

Why the Court Intervened in Indian Cricket

In January 2017, the Supreme Court sought to hold the Board of Control for Cricket in India to account. The Court and the public, albeit separate from one another, wish to see theBCCI function transparently and be accountable not only to the public exchequer but also to the average cricket fan and citizen.
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