The OPS promise and the cost of false electoral narratives

Most post-facto narratives for electoral victories are a case of retrofitting causes to outcomes flippantly. But they can prove tremendously expensive for the nation ...

A ‘distraction’ balloon in the winds of federalism

The ‘one nation one election’ proposal, premised on flimsy grounds, is politically unfeasible, administratively unworkable and constitutionally unviable ...

How India can prevent unnatural political alliances

Instead of the first-past-the-post system, voters should be able to choose Many of the Above from multiple candidates and parties could end need for opportunistic electoral alliances ...

Karnataka elections were free, but not fair

The outcome of an election does not determine whether it was fair or unfair. Reality does ...

Lesson from Karnataka – respect states and India’s federalism

The Karnataka election outcome has reaffirmed this idea and has shown yet again that the notion of ‘one nation, one thought’ is fundamentally flawed ...