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.
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.
December 05, 2017
The One-Election Idea is a Farce
The case for holding simultaneous elections in the diverse, federal Indian polity is weak.
December 13, 2016
Question of Answers: Are the MPs Representing Voters or Parties?
Shankkar Aiyar writes about the the role played by the opposition in holding the government accountable
December 23, 2015
Misdiagnosis of the Rajya Sabha Malfunction
Praveen Chakravarty and Tathagata Satpathy explain "Why we must be very cautious of the current effort to reduce the powers of the Rajya Sabha and to dilute the provisions of the anti-defection legislation."...
December 15, 2015
Why India’s Most Important Tax Reform is Still Stuck in Parliament
In this Quartz article, Gautam Khattar explains why important GST (Good and Services Tax) reform is still stuck in Parliament.
August 07, 2015
No one loves Parliament
There is no evidence to suggest that parliamentary behaviour is a consideration for voters — something that is obvious to most elected politicians.