May 13, 2019
Numbers portability and political risotto
In this article today, Visiting Senior Fellow Shankkar Aiyar draws a parallel between political strategy of alliances, telecom services and financial markets.
April 25, 2019
Hubris & its Political Consequence
The trouble with victory, rather a string of victories, is that it catalyses and nurtures hubris.
April 19, 2019
Unfulfilled Political Promises Weaken the Spirit of Democracy
A reason why politicians get away with unfulfilled promises is that there are no checks and balances made before or during their tenure in office.
March 25, 2019
Economy: good, bad and ugly views
In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the good, bad and ugly views surrounding the debate around the economy as we approach the 2019 general elections in India....
December 04, 2018
Sops as Solutions, the Road to Serfdom
The stark reality is that every party is ensuring its electoral fortunes by parading sops as the solution for every failure.
July 12, 2018
Simultaneous elections are a bad idea
‘One nation, one election’ might sound appealing, but it will have a number of anti-democratic consequences.
February 21, 2018
Do your math. You will see that Modi increasingly looks like a one-term Prime Minister
The BJP has not shown any signs of improving its tally in its weak large states such as West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
December 21, 2017
Patels, Farmers, Businessmen: Who Voted How In The Gujarat Elections?
On Monday the Bharatiya Janata Party won the Gujarat state assembly elections for the sixth time in a row. It is useful to look deeper into the voter numbers to determine where BJP and Congress gained and lost.
September 25, 2017
Narendra Modi Needs to Press the Gas Pedal on Reforms
The Modi government's resolve on petrol prices hopefully is a harbinger that it is getting ready to press the gas pedal on the unfinished reforms agenda
August 01, 2017
Domination in 18 States and NaMo's Opportunity For Reforms
In a "management takeover", the BJP has converted an enemy into a frenemy, uninstalled a regime and installed its own - almost as if an app was being replaced.