January 19, 2020
Congress and the invisible hand
How can the Congress party reinvent itself? In this article for the New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar looks at the importance of leadership and clarity of ideology for the success of political parties....
May 20, 2019
Exit polls and the X-factor fog
The commentary on the accuracy and credibility of exit polls depends on the ‘who’ factor—entrenched emotions of identity and ideology rather than the matrix of mathematics.
April 16, 2019
Empower NOTA—make parties atone
The idea of NOTA cannot be just an item song in the electoral process of the world’s largest democracy.
December 18, 2018
Of big Government and poll verdicts
Political parties have erroneously come to believe, a la Mao or Mahalanobis, that big government is the cure for ills afflicting the political economy.
November 30, 2018
A new vision for election manifestos
Three key changes in how manifestos can be drafted to make for constructive debate
November 28, 2018
A reinstated right to property will protect the poor
Property rights today are a tool of inclusion rather than exclusion
November 19, 2018
Why does Modi government want Rs 3.6 lakh crore?
It may be a good idea for the BJP to dwell on policy failures and solutions before they draft the manifesto for 2019.
September 25, 2018
Trade liberalization folly: From high road to low road
The Modi government has thus far failed to match the economic growth record of its Congress-led predecessor
June 04, 2018
The political economy takeaways from Thoothukudi
In a spatially unequal India, expect to see regional parties become increasingly important over time
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