Nudging the voter in one direction?

Simultaneous elections for State Assemblies and Parliament can have a tangible, and perhaps undesirable, impact on voter behaviour. ...

Different vote for state and centre?

The inference that people deliberately vote differently in the national and assembly elections is a bit trite ...

Gushing Over Female Voter Turnout In Bihar Misplaced

While the former is a familiar headline to close observers of Indian elections, the latter is perhaps not. Neither statement is false or incongruous with each other. ...

Predictions that never come true

There is an opinion poll blitzkrieg in the run-up to every Indian election. But an analysis of 82 electoral surveys since 1996 shows that not one has been fully accurate ...

The 5% Poison Pill For Lalu Yadav

“I am ready to consume poison to crush the snake of communalism,” said Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav ...

In Delhi, Congress Loss BJP’s Gain, Not AAP’s

Any analysis of past outcomes is not an indicator of future trends, neither is this an attempt to posit explanations for electoral results. ...