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Results 2014: How Twitter Influenced Indian Politics

The landslide win by BJP led Narendra Modi is a turning point in Indian political history and social media tools seems to have their share as we can note by…

Congress Manifesto Focuses On Economic Issues; Promises Right to Health & Homes

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, it seems, has finally started talking business. The Congress manifesto for the 2014 general elections starts with three economic promises:   1) 8% annual growth…

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…

Fact Check: Why Does Rahul Gandhi Want To Dump MPLADS?

  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi recently made a statement that he would like to see the end of MPLADS or Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.   Gandhi…

Sticking Around Tougher Than Beating Congress Party

With elections approaching and the main political parties strategising on how to ensure victory, it would be interesting to step back and take a look at past elections and the…

Is dual-power structure bothering Manmohan Singh?

PMO officials and politicians briefed on the meeting between the two said the 81-year-old PM was extremely unlikely to seek a third term in office, should the UPA muster the…

Rahul Gandhi gets his way on ordinance as Government blinks

Ignoring the dissenting voices of some key allies, the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) decided on Wednesday to spike the controversial ordinance that seeks to protect convicted parliamentarians and…