August 10, 2015
All That's Right and Wrong with India's Electoral Democracy
The conversation revolves around the electoral process in India
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.
December 29, 2014
Looking for a non-Dravidian answer
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: " detailed analysis of nearly 25 years of electoral data, in each of Tamil Nadu’s 234 assembly constituencies in the last 10 elections (Lok Sabha and assembly) since 1991, provide...
December 19, 2014
Campaign Finance Reform: What We Can Learn from the US Experience
The discussion centred around campaign finance reforms and how that could help make elections fairer
November 29, 2014
Guilty of not voting
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "The Gujarat government promulgated an amendment to its Local Authorities Laws Bill that now makes it mandatory for voters in Gujarat to vote in local body elections." ...
October 22, 2014
The Mathematics of Maharashtra
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in Business Standard: "A summary of Amit Shah's master strategy that helped the BJP emerge victorious in the recent Assembly elections"
October 08, 2014
Arithmetic, not ‘love jihad’
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign"
August 22, 2014
No Facebook and Twitter election
Visiting Fellow Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Indian Express: "If, in 71 per cent of the cases, social media played no role and 70 per cent of the eventual winners had virtually no social media presence in constituencies that have the highest ...
August 07, 2014
Who Put the BJP in Power?: Decoding the Government's Mandate
The discussion was centred around understanding the 2014 General Election results
May 21, 2014
India’s first past the post election myths
IDFC Institute CEO Reuben Abraham and Resident Fellow Vivek Dehejia write in Mint: "BJP’s 31% vote share in the polls has been dubbed as too low for legitimately ruling India. This is a dubious claim."...