The mathematics of the ‘Modi Wave’

Data suggest that the BJP will have to deliver five per cent more seats than its best-ever performance to achieve 'Mission 272+' ...

The math behind Jayalalithaa’s prime ministerial ambitions

The Tamil Nadu chief minister's aspirations to be PM seem entirely logical with more multi-cornered contests, uncertainty in Andhra Pradesh and the winner-takes-all history of elections in Tamil Nadu ...

Election results: Much ado about nothing?

The 72 Lok Sabha seats that these four states represent are a mere 13% of all seats in the lower house of Parliament. ...

Independent candidates: Party-poopers in disguise?

In our electoral system of first-past-the-post, the probability that an independent will influence the eventual outcome of an election is statistically high ...

The myth of the astute voter

A close analysis of the Tamil Nadu Assembly election results shows that there is no marked difference in the voting pattern ...