July 08, 2017
Has 70 Years Of Redistribution From Rich States to Poor States Worked?
Praveen Chakravarty, in this piece for Bloomberg Quint explores the data on per capita income, literacy rate, median age and life expectancy, to see if redistribution from richer to poorer states has helped in reducing the gap between the state's ...
December 04, 2015
Different Vote for State and Centre?
The inference that people deliberately vote differently in the national and assembly elections is a bit trite.
November 30, 2015
Do Indian Voters Really Care for Economic Growth?
The evidence is mixed on whether the country's electorate rewards parties that deliver high economic growth.
November 14, 2015
It’s dissonance, stupid
District-wise analysis of how the voters of Bihar voted for the BJP and Modi in this election
November 14, 2015
A Reverse Swing
Exactly why did the BJP suffer such a brutal reversal?
November 08, 2015
Bihar results: The buck stops with Narendra Modi, Amit Shah
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint: "Modi projected himself as the BJP’s electoral face in Bihar, he campaigned tirelessly, and the campaign was masterminded by his trusted aide, Amit Shah—and they lost".
November 04, 2015
Gushing Over Female Voter Turnout In Bihar Misplaced
"Women voters outnumber men in Bihar polls" - Is there more to this statement than what meets the eye?
September 21, 2015
The ‘Muslim Vote’ And Its Paradoxes
A curious axiom: the BJP garners more votes in ‘strong Muslim’ districts. Bihar was an exception, so the tactic changes.
June 16, 2015
The 5% Poison Pill For Lalu Yadav
There is a clear decline in percentage of voters choosing the RJD or JD(U) or Congress combined in every election since the 2005 October Vidhan Sabha elections.