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....
May 26, 2019
Congress demonetised by Modi-ism
In this The New Indian Express article, Shankkar Aiyar examines the tactical and strategic undercurrents that has lead to the victory of the NDA in the Indian 2019 general elections....
April 25, 2019
Hubris & its Political Consequence
The trouble with victory, rather a string of victories, is that it catalyses and nurtures hubris.
April 02, 2019
RaGa tunes and sop ragas
Define irony. Every government releases data on reduction of poverty, yet every government adds new schemes to reduce poverty.
March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
March 22, 2019
Voter Behavior When Simultaneous Elections are Held
This Scroll article quotes an IDFC Institute 2015 article to discuss the effect of holding simultaneous elections at the Legislative Assembly and the Parliamentary level on election outcomes. The article states:...
January 03, 2019
Political Lessons for 2019 from 2018
The debacle in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh altered the political hues and the colours on the political map of India
November 30, 2018
A new vision for election manifestos
Three key changes in how manifestos can be drafted to make for constructive debate
October 29, 2018
Return of tried, tired, retired rhetoric
The debate on critical issues of governance is drowned in rhetoric of personification
September 03, 2018
Why Centre must give up the idea of simultaneous polls to Parliament and assemblies
The proposal for simultaneous elections to Parliament and state assemblies seems unworkable for now.