November 25, 2019
Maharashtra 'Pawar' play: Game of Thrones in the age of BJP 2.0
Analyzing the ongoing political drama in Maharashtra reveals important aspects of politics in the era of a no-holds-barred BJP.
March 25, 2019
Economy: good, bad and ugly views
In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the good, bad and ugly views surrounding the debate around the economy as we approach the 2019 general elections in India....
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
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.
July 16, 2018
The links between business and politics in India
There has been much greater continuity in governance from the previous government to the current government than such rhetoric would suggest
May 21, 2018
Will the Karnataka problem establish clear principles?
Will the crisis in Karnataka give rise to our own ‘Lascelles principles’?
April 02, 2018
North, South and Centre: This is us
A narrative of north versus south, them versus us, Centre versus states with splices of rationality riveted with rhetoric has come to occupy centre stage.
December 05, 2017
The One-Election Idea is a Farce
The case for holding simultaneous elections in the diverse, federal Indian polity is weak.
August 21, 2017
The Politics of Pledges and Musings on Independence Day
Reflecting back on 70 years of Independence, what has India achieved, and what remain the major challenges to keep sight of?
July 21, 2017
Colourism in Indian Politics
Studying electoral consequences of candidate skin colour.