Rahul Gandhi

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“If you have any sort of an accent, smart assistants can struggle to accept your commands. Kerry people may know more about that.” Photograph: Getty Images

When you find yourself having murderous thoughts about your household appliances, then you know that this Covid lockdown is getting to you. More time(...)

‘Every demagogue convinces the masses that he is God Almighty himself.’ Above, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Handout/PIB/AFP via Getty

Vipul Mishra’s life has been upended. Days into India’s coronavirus lockdown, the 34-year-old software engineer was made redundant from a travel websi(...)

A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation in Hyderabad, India. Migrant workers are becoming infected at an alarmingly high rate, leading to fresh outbreaks in villages across northern India. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/AP Photo

Its coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, putting it among the world’s most worrisome pandemic zones in recent weeks. Nonetheless, India is reopening, l(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Violent protests over India’s controversial new citizenship Bill, which was approved by prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Jan(...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

Tension remains high across India’s northern disputed Jammu and Kashmir state, three weeks after the federal government revoked a special constitution(...)

 Rahul Gandhi: “Rebuilding the party requires hard decisions and numerous people will have to be made accountable for the failure of 2019,” he wrote. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s opposition Congress party, said on Wednesday he had asked party bosses to find a successor after he took responsibilit(...)

India’s president Ram Nath Kovind (left)  administered the oath of office to  Narendra Modi   at a grand ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday for a second consecutive five-year term as India’s prime minister at a grand ceremony in New Delhi attended by (...)

Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress Party: calls for him to step down have intensified among demoralised party workers. Photograph: Pursuance Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

The remarkable election victory by India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), devised by prime minister Narendra Modi, has imperilled the(...)

Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling centre in Amritsar. Photograph: Nardinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sun(...)

People wearing masks of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi cheer as they attend his election campaign rally at Kathua,  India on Sunday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

The statistics of India’s general election tell a story of huge scale and democratic grandeur. Some 900 million citizens are entitled to vote, and 760(...)

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