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
August 31, 2015
Reforms in the Freezer
What is in favour is a status quo on reforms with progress in advancing them taking place glacially at the margins
June 24, 2015
Milan Vaishnav Writes on Continuity and Change in Voter Behaviour
Milan Vaishnav examines Indian voter behaviour in a paper for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
June 23, 2015
New Rules for Indian Politics?
The talk revolved around the changing voting patterns among the Indian electorate
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.
May 28, 2015
The queen needs allies
"Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties."
May 04, 2015
Understanding Rural India
"Roughly 600 million Indians are farmers -- the majority of whom would happily give it up for another job. So why is the Congress party so determined to keep them as peasants?" Rupa Subramanya writes in Foreign Policy.
April 13, 2015
The Narendra Modi brand of reforms
“The web of interweaving reforms spun around Make in India provides a framework to understand Modi’s reforms process”.