The first part examines the assembly elections that have thrown surprises both at the Congress and the BJP in five Indian states. This part also elucidates the vision that a former legislator has for Mangaluru, a coastal town in Karnataka. There is a short memoriam written on George Fernandes, one of the Indian Socialist leaders. A short portrait of Priyanka Gandhi, the newly inducted General Secretary of East UP is attempted alongwith her chances of changing the fortunes of Congress Party.

The other two parts dealing with India’s foreign relations and South Asian politics cover visits to India by Norwegian PM, South African President, Maldivian President and Bhutan PM. There is an analysis on the recently held elections to the Bangladesh Parliament, dubbed as ‘battle of Begums’.

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Part I India – Domestic developments 

State elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram

Vision for Mangaluru—Mr. John Richard Lobo

Priyanka Gandhi—the new frontier of Congress party

George Fernandes in Memoriam 

Part II India – Foreign Policy Developments

Prime Minister of Norway in India

President Ramaphosa at 70th Indian Republic Day

Part III South Asia

Maldivian President’s maiden trip to India

Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Lotay Tshering in India

Part IV Press Articles on major domestic and foreign policy issues

As always, a number of complementary articles provide the reader with a much wider and deeper understanding of the politics in India, South Asia and across the wider region, through an Indian-centred perspective. 

· The Tug Of War Across The Straits

Srikanth Kondapalli

Strategic News International, January 28, 2019

· China, Japan revive trade ties as India fades

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, January 25, 2019

· Raja Mandala: Capital and digitalpolitik

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express online, January 22, 2019

· The next big fight is on

Manoj Joshi

The Tribune online, January 22, 2019

· Kabul flux a foreign policy challenge for India

C Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, January 18, 2019

· CBI verdict: With hand caught in the Bureau

Manoj Joshi

Economic Times online, January 08, 2019

· Modi must stay true to Constitution to burnish dented image

C Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, December 14, 2018

· Time for a new Tibet story

P. Stobda

The Tribune, December 08, 2018

· Book Review: Tracing the Arc of Rural Distress

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire online, January 28, 2019

· Book Review: How paradise was lost

Shyam Saran

Business Standard online, January 18, 2019

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