April 16, 2019
Empower NOTA—make parties atone
The idea of NOTA cannot be just an item song in the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy.
March 14, 2019
The Urgent Need to Rework India’s Electoral Constituencies
India’s electoral constituencies remain frozen in time: they still represent populations based on the 1971 census.
November 30, 2018
A new vision for election manifestos
Three key changes in how manifestos can be drafted to make for constructive debate
August 06, 2018
MPs: Whither public money productivity
Piety in politics is all very good and necessary, but it is only words unless followed by outcomes.
August 02, 2018
Political Diversity and Competition in India
Utilising data on election results from 1952 to 2017, this paper offers a comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of fragmentation and consolidation of political power in India.
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.
July 02, 2018
Final Session? 18 Days, 50-plus pending Bills
Issues of life, liberty, dignity and ethical practices demand legal backing.
April 23, 2018
One nation, one poll and many poles
The urge to end the annual poll parade is political in terms of synchronization and economic in terms of the cost of holding elections and opportunity costs.
January 27, 2018
The ‘Mathematics’ Behind Early Elections
If the state elections are any harbinger for the next general elections, then the BJP is certainly on a declining trend.
November 30, 2017
To Call Demonetisation a Political Success is Not Accurate
Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow maintains in his Hindustan times article that the narrative of note ban being an economic failure but a political success is a deeply flawed one....