August 08, 2018
Rising political diversity driving realignments
According to a new paper by IDFC Institute, a less stable party system may not allow for sound policymaking, resulting in a more populist model of governance
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 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.
May 25, 2018
Four Years Of Modi’s BJP And Missed Opportunities
The larger question is whether the BJP-led NDA has leveraged its mandate and the historic majority to deliver what it lured voters with in its manifesto
May 21, 2018
Will the Karnataka problem establish clear principles?
Will the crisis in Karnataka give rise to our own ‘Lascelles principles’?
May 07, 2018
Populist manifestos in Karnataka polls
There is consensus on the need to create jobs—Congress promises one crore jobs and the BJP promises to skill and employ an equal number.
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.
April 09, 2018
The Missing ‘For’ in the ‘Anti’ Fronts
The quest to defeat the BJP needs a plan that has more than just ‘let’s defeat the BJP’ on the agenda.
March 26, 2018
Congress heads back to the centre on economics
The Congress economic policy resolution this year signalling a change in its stance from far-left economics to sensible, centrist economics is a welcome gesture.
March 18, 2018
2019 Prophecies and March of Events
The voting in upcoming elections will be influenced by the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya case and the monsoon.