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.
August 08, 2018
Rising political diversity driving realignments
According to a new paper by IDFC Institute, a less stable party system may not allow for sound policymaking, resulting in a more populist model of governance
August 02, 2018
Political Diversity and Competition in India
Utilising data on election results from 1952 to 2017, this paper offers a comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of fragmentation and consolidation of political power in India.
June 04, 2018
The political economy takeaways from Thoothukudi
In a spatially unequal India, expect to see regional parties become increasingly important over time
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
May 21, 2018
Will the Karnataka problem establish clear principles?
Will the crisis in Karnataka give rise to our own ‘Lascelles principles’?
May 07, 2018
Populist manifestos in Karnataka polls
There is consensus on the need to create jobs—Congress promises one crore jobs and the BJP promises to skill and employ an equal number.
April 23, 2018
One nation, one poll and many poles
The urge to end the annual poll parade is political in terms of synchronization and economic in terms of the cost of holding elections and opportunity costs.
April 09, 2018
The Missing ‘For’ in the ‘Anti’ Fronts
The quest to defeat the BJP needs a plan that has more than just ‘let’s defeat the BJP’ on the agenda.
March 18, 2018
2019 Prophecies and March of Events
The voting in upcoming elections will be influenced by the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya case and the monsoon.