December 07, 2015
Slow and Steady at Midway
The BJP has sensed a shift in the political economy, and has reacted with an increased urgency to pursue reforms.
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?
October 27, 2015
Careful with the realism
Manish Sabharwal writes in Indian Express: "Unrealistic ambition and incremental reforms can be self-fulfilling prophecies."
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.
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research