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Look Carefully Where India’s Young Voters Are

  Did India’s first-time voters really deliver in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections?   The answer is no but there is another angle for the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led…

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…

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…

Elections: Does Voter Turnout Really Matter?

Much emphasis has been placed on the potentially higher turnout at the polling booths in the upcoming elections, starting April 7, 2014. The question is: do high turnout numbers really…

Which ‘Third Front’ Group Could Form India’s Next Government?

The two major blocs in India’s national politics are the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).   2013 had been a…