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Elections 2014: The Top 10 State Parties That Will Decide Outcomes

Elections 2014: The Top 10 State Parties That Will Decide Outcomes

  India has grown from a one-dominant party system to a multi-party system. Roughly, 150 seats in the Lok Sabha are accounted for by state or regional parties.  These parties…

What The Two Manifestos Really Promise & Don’t

  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto, much to the displeasure of the Election Commission, on the first day of the 2014 Indian general elections (April 7). Both…

Getting A Bank License Might Be The Simple Part

      India’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given in-principle approvals to two new banks to start business. The licenses – for IDFC and Bandhan Finance – have…

Why Natural Gas Prices Are A Bone Of Contention

  A fierce public debate on the price of extracting and then selling natural gas from an oil well under India’s jurisdiction, borne by the taxpayer, is also causing some…

Indian Elections: Why Waves Don’t Matter

Data analysis for over 40 years shows that national issues or sentiments have a limited impact on votes and seats for a national party.   Amidst the current shrill, acrimonious…

Indian Elections: Debunking The Debunked Myths

Indian Elections: Debunking The Debunked Myths

“Survey shatters 5 Indian election myths” read a Financial Times headline in its characteristically emphatic style. The motivation for the headline was a survey carried out by the Centre for Advanced Studies of India…