November 14, 2015
A Reverse Swing
Exactly why did the BJP suffer such a brutal reversal?
November 08, 2015
Bihar results: The buck stops with Narendra Modi, Amit Shah
Vivek Dehejia writes in Mint: "Modi projected himself as the BJP’s electoral face in Bihar, he campaigned tirelessly, and the campaign was masterminded by his trusted aide, Amit Shah—and they lost".
October 27, 2015
Careful with the realism
Manish Sabharwal writes in Indian Express: "Unrealistic ambition and incremental reforms can be self-fulfilling prophecies."
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.
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research
May 28, 2015
The queen needs allies
"Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties."
August 07, 2014
Who Put the BJP in Power?: Decoding the Government's Mandate
The discussion was centred around understanding the 2014 General Election results