January 19, 2020
Congress and the invisible hand
How can the Congress party reinvent itself? In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar looks at the importance of leadership and clarity of ideology for the success of political parties....
May 26, 2019
Congress demonetised by Modi-ism
In this The New Indian Express article, Shankkar Aiyar examines the tactical and strategic undercurrents that has lead to the victory of the NDA in the Indian 2019 general elections....
April 25, 2019
Hubris & its Political Consequence
The trouble with victory, rather a string of victories, is that it catalyses and nurtures hubris.
April 02, 2019
RaGa tunes and sop ragas
Define irony. Every government releases data on reduction of poverty, yet every government adds new schemes to reduce poverty.
March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
January 03, 2019
Political Lessons for 2019 from 2018
The debacle in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh altered the political hues and the colours on the political map of India
November 30, 2018
A new vision for election manifestos
Three key changes in how manifestos can be drafted to make for constructive debate
October 29, 2018
Return of tried, tired, retired rhetoric
The debate on critical issues of governance is drowned in rhetoric of personification
July 23, 2018
Realities beyond hugs-n-winks optics
The parade of lament by MPs, particularly of regional parties, during the no confidence motion debate, represents the slide of state capacity and the rise of sloth.
May 25, 2018
Four Years Of Modi’s BJP And Missed Opportunities
The larger question is whether the BJP-led NDA has leveraged its mandate and the historic majority to deliver what it lured voters with in its manifesto