June 04, 2018
The political economy takeaways from Thoothukudi
In a spatially unequal India, expect to see regional parties become increasingly important over time
July 08, 2017
Has 70 Years Of Redistribution From Rich States to Poor States Worked?
Praveen Chakravarty, in this piece for Bloomberg Quint explores the data on per capita income, literacy rate, median age and life expectancy, to see if redistribution from richer to poorer states has helped in reducing the gap between the state's ...
May 31, 2017
The Protesting Tamil Farmer Pays For The UP Farmer’s Loan Waiver
If strong regional political parties that cater exclusively to voters of their own state held forth in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, like they do in Tamil Nadu, India’s economic union can be severely tested.
December 08, 2016
Lessons In Progress From Tamil Nadu And Dravidian Politics
Unlike the identity warriors in the north, the DMK and the AIADMK have empowered the people and delivered– both social and economic outcomes
September 05, 2016
The Gap Between Rich and Poor States
The article proposes that India is the only large country that is experiencing an economic divergence among its states
July 09, 2016
Decoding DMK’s Loss in Tamil Nadu Polls: Conspiracy Theory or Alliance Math Gone Wrong?
The article explores reasons for DMK's loss in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections and attributes it to alliance math gone wrong
May 23, 2016
Congress’s long goodbye
Vivek Dehejia of IDFC Institute shares his reflections on the recent assembly elections in India and what they augur for the governing BJP and the opposition Congress parties.
May 22, 2016
Ideas-Mukt Congress Scripts Its Own Electoral Eclipse
India needs a new credible opposition.
May 20, 2016
History Made in Assam, Repeated in Kerala
In this India Spend article, Rithika Kumar and Swapnil Bhandari, Senior Analyst and Associate at IDFC Institute present their analysis of the electoral results in Assam, Kerala, West Bengaland Tamil Nadu. ...
May 18, 2016
BJP’s Gains In Assam Unrelated To Record Voter Turnouts
Anti-Incumbency in Assam not related to high voter turnout