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 30, 2019
Meanwhile...issues lost in din and dust
At the halfway mark of the 2019 elections, Shankkar Aiyar reminds readers of the pressing problems plaguing India, including construction non-completion, banking sector mishaps, and the ever-present danger of drought. ...
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:...
December 17, 2018
Fast Fact: Linguistic analyses of election manifestos yield telling results
What can manifestos tell us about India’s leading political parties?
August 13, 2018
From Nehru’s ‘idea of India’ to Modi’s ‘new India’
Modi’s policy actions have allowed us to fill in some of the blanks in how his new India differs from the Nehruvian idea
July 30, 2018
Modi courts India’s farmers with higher prices
Prime minister’s pre-election gambit risks backfiring by driving up inflation
May 25, 2018
Four Years Of Modi’s BJP And Missed Opportunities
The larger question is whether the BJP-led NDA has leveraged its mandate and the historic majority to deliver what it lured voters with in its manifesto
January 27, 2018
The ‘Mathematics’ Behind Early Elections
If the state elections are any harbinger for the next general elections, then the BJP is certainly on a declining trend.