April 16, 2019
Empower NOTA—make parties atone
The idea of NOTA cannot be just an item song in the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy.
November 30, 2018
A new vision for election manifestos
Three key changes in how manifestos can be drafted to make for constructive debate
August 06, 2018
MPs: Whither public money productivity
Piety in politics is all very good and necessary, but it is only words unless followed by outcomes.
July 23, 2018
Realities beyond hugs-n-winks optics
The parade of lament by MPs, particularly of regional parties, during the no confidence motion debate, represents the slide of state capacity and the rise of sloth.
July 02, 2018
Final Session? 18 Days, 50-plus pending Bills
Issues of life, liberty, dignity and ethical practices demand legal backing.
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.
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.
November 30, 2017
To Call Demonetisation a Political Success is Not Accurate
Praveen Chakravarty, Visiting Senior Fellow maintains in his Hindustan times article that the narrative of note ban being an economic failure but a political success is a deeply flawed one....
November 23, 2016
Why We Need to Debate the ‘One Nation, One Election’ Idea Further
This “one nation, one policy” notion is deeply flawed and ill-suited for the India of today when the differences among its states are the starkest in the world
August 07, 2015
No one loves Parliament
There is no evidence to suggest that parliamentary behaviour is a consideration for voters — something that is obvious to most elected politicians.