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....
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.
December 20, 2017
Does RaGa have a signature tune?
On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi, by the twists of fate and Fortuna, took charge of the grand old party of India, the Indian National Congress. What does the party's future look like?
October 24, 2016
Sans Script, No Direction, Congress Turning into Item Song of Politics
Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute Shankkar Aiyer, writes in this New Indian Express article about the floundering approach of Congress party in making itself relevant for the voters....
April 25, 2016
It’s the Story, Stupid
Ideas are self-evidently important, but it is often the better story which carries the day.