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.
July 12, 2016
Praveen Chakravarty at TEDxMDAE
Praveen Chakravarty recently spoke at the TEDxMDAE event in Mumbai where he busted some common myths about voting patterns in India. Youtube video of his talk below!
April 06, 2016
Nudging the Voter In One Direction?
Praveen Chakravarty writes in The Hindu about the impact that holding concurrent national and state elections may have on voter behaviour.
November 14, 2015
It’s dissonance, stupid
District-wise analysis of how the voters of Bihar voted for the BJP and Modi in this election
November 14, 2015
A Reverse Swing
Exactly why did the BJP suffer such a brutal reversal?
September 21, 2015
The ‘Muslim Vote’ And Its Paradoxes
A curious axiom: the BJP garners more votes in ‘strong Muslim’ districts. Bihar was an exception, so the tactic changes.
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.
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." ...
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."...